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[02/24/16 - 08:47 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with Drama Trio
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/23/16):

CBS (11.914 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its original mix of "NCIS" (17.373 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.507 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Limitless" (5.864 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

NBC (6.210 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the number two draw with its Sunday-bound "Hollywood Game Night" (4.218 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) followed by new episodes of "Chicago Med" (6.680 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Chicago Fire" (7.733 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Next up was The CW (2.646 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "The Flash" (3.820 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "iZombie" (1.472 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.855 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) offered up new episodes of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.538 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "The Muppets" (2.574 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Marvel's Agent Carter" (2.585 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and another "Marvel's Agent Carter" (2.425 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally, FOX (2.169 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) closed out the evening with new episodes from "New Girl" (2.718 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Grandfathered" (2.227 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.110 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "The Grinder" (1.622 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 9:00
+10.00% - Hollywood Game Night
+7.14% - Chicago Med
+4.35% - NCIS
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Muppets
0.00% - Grandfathered
0.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 10:00
0.00% - The Grinder
0.00% - iZombie
-6.67% - The Flash
-7.69% - Fresh Off the Boat
-8.33% - Limitless
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - The Flash (vs. TV's Hottest Commercials Countdown)
+100.00% - iZombie (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
0.00% - NCIS
-3.03% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-25.00% - New Girl (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-30.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 10:00 (vs. Forever)
-35.29% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-35.71% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl)
-36.84% - Fresh Off the Boat
-38.46% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 9:00
-38.46% - The Muppets (vs. Repeat After Me)
-45.45% - The Grinder (vs. The Mindy Project)
-50.00% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-60.53% - Chicago Med (vs. The Voice)
-71.05% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. The Voice)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/24/15):

NBC (10.611 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 with night two of "The Voice" (13.822 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) followed by part one of the "Parks & Recreation" (3.594 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) finale and part two of the "Parks & Recreation" (4.785 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) finale.

CBS (13.577 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "NCIS" (17.427 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.839 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "Person of Interest" (9.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

Next up was FOX (3.716 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and the season finale of "MasterChef Junior" (4.802 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) alongside new episodes of "New Girl" (2.905 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.356 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.496 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up its mix of "Fresh Off the Boat" (5.786 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "Repeat After Me" (3.894 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), the season finale of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (4.003 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "Forever" (4.646 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

And finally, the special "TV's Hottest Commercials Countdown" (1.395 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and a repeat "The Flash" (1.119 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (1.257 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.2 rating while the latter delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - Parks & Recreation - 10:30 (vs. 8:30)
+27.27% - Parks & Recreation - 10:00 (vs. 8:00)
+6.25% - Person of Interest
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-4.00% - NCIS
-7.14% - Marvel's Agent Carter
-7.14% - Repeat After Me
-9.09% - Forever (vs. 2/10/15)
-11.11% - MasterChef Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Glee)
+28.81% - The Voice (vs. Various)
+5.56% - Parks & Recreation - 10:30 (vs. Chicago Fire)
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - New Girl
-7.69% - NCIS
-9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-9.09% - Forever (vs. Mind Games)
-15.38% - The Mindy Project (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-20.83% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. The Bachelor)
-22.22% - Parks & Recreation - 10:00 (vs. Chicago Fire)
-45.83% - Marvel's Agent Carter (vs. The Bachelor)
-45.83% - Repeat After Me (vs. The Bachelor)
-50.00% - TV's Hottest Commercials Countdown (vs. The Originals)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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