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[08/10/16 - 08:58 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Olympic Games Win Big for NBC
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/9/16):

NBC (33.625 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.9, #1) once again was the big winner on Tuesday with its coverage of the "Olympic Games Rio 2016" (33.625 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.9, #1).

ABC (2.521 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a very distant second with its mix of "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise" (2.427 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "The Middle" (1.284 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.216 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Next up was CBS (4.281 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (5.709 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Zoo" (3.606 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.530 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.993 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) opted for repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.092 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7), "New Girl" (0.782 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Lucifer" (1.050 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.931 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) closed out the evening with a repeat "The Flash" (1.002 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a new "MADtv" (0.861 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-21.43% - Bachelor in Paradise
-25.00% - Zoo
-25.00% - MADtv

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Fresh Off the Boat/Black-ish (Repeats))
0.00% - MADtv (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
-28.57% - Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise (vs. Extreme Weight Loss)
-45.45% - Zoo

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

Late-night metered market ratings will return following the Olympics.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/11/15):

NBC (9.210 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was once again the top draw on Tuesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (11.183 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (5.266 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (7.034 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (8.349 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Zoo" (6.676 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.076 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Next up was ABC (2.345 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.510 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Black-ish" (2.130 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) followed by a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.357 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.886 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.471 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) alongside repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.425 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.178 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.122 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "iZombie" (0.803 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.963 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 0.2 rating while the latter delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Hollywood Game Night
+19.05% - America's Got Talent
+10.00% - Zoo
0.00% - Extreme Weight Loss
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.29% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
+22.22% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-7.69% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Various (Repeats))
-25.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. America's Got Talent)
-50.00% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/20/20)

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," 2.9/8; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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" (1.3/5 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" (0.1/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore 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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