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[04/20/16 - 08:58 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Demo Race as Dramas Rise
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 (4/19/16):

NBC (8.655 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) led the demo race on Tuesday with its trio of "The Voice" (9.681 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "Chicago Med" (8.120 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4) and "Chicago Fire" (8.164 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (10.794 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "NCIS" (14.572 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.016 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4) and "Limitless" (5.796 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was The CW (2.376 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "The Flash" (3.029 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and the launch of "Containment" (1.725 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.839 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "New Girl" (2.055 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), another "New Girl" (1.725 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), the season finale of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.032 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and a new "The Grinder" (1.545 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, ABC (2.649 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening with a repeat "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.141 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) alongside originals from "The Real O'Neals" (2.985 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.832 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Beyond the Tank" (2.054 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Chicago Med (vs. 4/5/16)
+6.25% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/5/16)
0.00% - Limitless (vs. 4/5/16)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Grinder
-5.88% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 4/5/16)
-10.00% - NCIS (vs. 4/5/16)
-10.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-15.38% - The Flash (vs. 3/29/16)
-16.67% - Beyond the Tank
-18.18% - The Voice
-18.18% - New Girl
-20.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 4/5/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
+45.45% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+33.33% - Chicago Med (vs. Undateable/One Big Happy)
+20.00% - The Grinder (vs. Weird Loners)
+6.25% - Chicago Fire
-8.33% - Limitless (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-8.33% - The Flash
-14.29% - Containment (vs. iZombie)
-18.18% - New Girl - 8:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-27.27% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Repeat After Me)
-27.27% - New Girl - 8:30 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-28.00% - The Voice
-40.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-50.00% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Forever)

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/21/15):

NBC (7.403 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 last night with its mix of "The Voice" (10.987 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1), "Undateable" (4.927 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "One Big Happy" (3.943 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Chicago Fire" (6.786 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

ABC (4.239 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with the season finales of "Fresh Off the Boat" (5.045 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Repeat After Me" (3.567 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) plus new episodes of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.268 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Forever" (4.143 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12).

Next up was CBS (9.442 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and repeats of "NCIS" (10.138 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.831 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) followed by a special "CSI: Cyber" (8.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.917 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up new episodes of "The Flash" (3.664 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "iZombie" (2.171 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 1.0 rating while the latter delivered a 0.6 rating.

And finally, FOX (2.388 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.441 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), a repeat "New Girl" (1.408 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and a new "Weird Loners" (1.263 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Forever (vs. 4/7/15)
+10.00% - Repeat After Me
+7.14% - Fresh Off the Boat
+4.17% - The Voice
0.00% - One Big Happy
-6.25% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-7.69% - The Flash
-8.33% - Hell's Kitchen
-12.50% - iZombie
-13.33% - Undateable
-16.67% - Weird Loners
-20.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/7/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+100.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife (Repeats))
+77.78% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+22.22% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
+11.11% - Forever (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap)
+9.09% - CSI: Cyber (vs. Person of Interest (Repeat))
-7.41% - The Voice
-16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-22.22% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-26.67% - One Big Happy (vs. Growing Up Fisher)
-31.58% - Undateable (vs. About a Boy)
-38.89% - Repeat After Me (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-50.00% - Weird Loners (vs. The Mindy Project)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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