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[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/26/16):

NBC (8.581 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) claimed the top spot on Tuesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (10.142 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and its "NBC News Special" (5.458 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

ABC (4.469 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with a special "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All" (4.987 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "ABC News Special" (3.434 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was FOX (1.809 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its duo of "Hotel Hell" (2.480 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "Coupled" (1.139 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.964 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its mix of "NCIS" (5.321 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Zoo" (4.068 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "CBS News Special" (2.505 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.146 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with its new lineup of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.226 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.268 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and the premiere of "MADtv" (1.045 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Zoo
+12.50% - Hotel Hell
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Coupled

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+107.41% - The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (vs. Various)
+50.00% - Hotel Hell (vs. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?)
+50.00% - MADtv (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
+4.76% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Coupled (vs. Knock Knock Live)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:30 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:00 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
-33.33% - Zoo

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

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Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/28/15):

NBC (8.365 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (10.180 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (4.734 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

CBS (6.861 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (7.874 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Zoo" (7.069 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.642 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Next up was ABC (2.394 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.765 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Black-ish" (2.253 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) plus a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.337 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.000 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up originals from "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.437 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Knock Knock Live" (1.562 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.239 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "iZombie" (0.746 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.992 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.3 rating while the latter delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Zoo
+16.67% - Extreme Weight Loss
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. 7/7/15)
0.00% - Knock Knock Live
-8.70% - America's Got Talent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+13.51% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Various (Repeats))
0.00% - Knock Knock Live (vs. Various (Repeats))
-33.33% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/Celebrity Wife Swap)
-45.83% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. America's Got Talent)

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," 2.6/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 1.0/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.0/3). 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 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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