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[09/14/16 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Takes Home Another 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/13/16):

NBC (11.699 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Tuesday with the penultimate "America's Got Talent" (13.659 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by the season finale of "Better Late Than Never" (7.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (6.164 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the number two draw with a special "Big Brother 18" (6.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) alongside repeats of "NCIS" (6.361 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.774 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was ABC (2.887 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (3.973 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), another "The Middle" (3.794 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.007 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "The Real O'Neals" (2.609 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.969 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.357 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) likewise served up second runs of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.507 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "New Girl" (1.145 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Lucifer" (1.388 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.185 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a new "MADtv" (0.600 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (0.892 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - America's Got Talent
+6.25% - Better Late Than Never
0.00% - MADtv

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+17.39% - America's Got Talent
-10.00% - Big Brother 18
-10.53% - Better Late Than Never (vs. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris)
-33.33% - MADtv (vs. The Flash (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," 2.6/7; "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," 0.8/4; "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 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" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 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 (9/15/15):

NBC (9.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) took home to honors on Tuesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (11.257 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) followed by the launch of "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (6.767 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3).

The silver then went to CBS (5.340 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with a special "Big Brother 17" (6.432 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) alongside the season finale of "Zoo" (4.807 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a repeat "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.781 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Next up was ABC (5.015 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.830 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a second "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.452 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) plus a special two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (5.702 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.489 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up the feature "Scary Movie" (1.489 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.327 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and another "The Flash" (1.202 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (1.264 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):
+15.00% - America's Got Talent
-10.00% - Zoo

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+69.23% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Repeat)/20/20)
+24.32% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)/America's Got Talent)
0.00% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-13.04% - Big Brother 17
-24.00% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (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," 3.0/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "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 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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