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[08/31/16 - 09:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent," "Better Late" Rise in Latest Victory
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/30/16):

NBC (10.506 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) took home the top spot on Tuesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (12.007 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Better Late Than Never" (7.506 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

ABC (3.429 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.007 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise" (3.510 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "The Middle" (1.851 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.693 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was CBS (5.635 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (7.476 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Zoo" (4.678 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.750 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.450 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.553 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8), "New Girl" (1.161 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Lucifer" (1.543 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.168 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a new "MADtv" (1.066 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) closed out the night on The CW (1.117 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - MADtv
+28.57% - Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
+4.17% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Better Late Than Never
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
-12.50% - Zoo

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeats))
+20.00% - Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeats))
+14.29% - Better Late Than Never (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+13.64% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - MADtv (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
-30.00% - Zoo

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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.3/2 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 with an encore in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/1/15):

NBC (8.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) opened the month of September on top with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (10.383 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (4.886 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (6.460 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (7.772 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Zoo" (5.833 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.777 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (2.367 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its marathon lineup of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.837 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), another "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.454 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), yet another "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.357 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), even more "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.146 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.206 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.716 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) offered up a new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.325 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) alongside repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.194 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.018 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.230 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "iZombie" (0.908 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (1.069 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) 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):
+27.27% - Hollywood Game Night
+4.76% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Extreme Weight Loss
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
-9.09% - Zoo

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+51.72% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
-22.22% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. America's Got Talent)
-25.00% - Extreme Weight Loss
-33.33% - Zoo (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-37.50% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))

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," 2.5/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "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 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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