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[09/28/16 - 09:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "The Voice," "This Is Us"
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 (9/27/16):

NBC (10.848 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was the adults 18-49 victor on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (11.849 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) and week two of "This Is Us" (8.847 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

CBS (13.128 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (15.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Bull" (13.481 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (10.691 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was ABC (6.351 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and another two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (7.965 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) plus "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.121 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.992 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its trio of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.402 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "New Girl" (2.062 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Scream Queens" (1.752 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.844 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and the season finale of "MADtv" (0.571 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) closed out the evening on The CW (0.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - MADtv
-5.88% - The Voice
-7.14% - This Is Us
-13.33% - Dancing with the Stars
-13.64% - Bull
-16.67% - New Girl
-18.18% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-20.00% - Scream Queens

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - This Is Us (vs. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris)
+11.76% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
0.00% - NCIS
-10.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico (Repeat))
-11.11% - The Voice
-21.05% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-26.97% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Various)
-33.33% - MADtv (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1)
-33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Grandfathered)
-33.33% - New Girl (vs. The Grinder)
-42.86% - Scream Queens

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," 2.6/7; 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," 0.8/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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" (1.2/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/4 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 0.2/2 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 (9/29/15):

NBC (10.931 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with new episodes of "The Voice" (13.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) and "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (6.292 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3).

CBS (12.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with week two of its lineup of "NCIS" (16.020 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.606 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "Limitless" (9.576 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

Next up was ABC (4.770 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and originals from "The Muppets" (5.801 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.773 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) followed by the return of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.842 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and a repeat "Quantico" (4.182 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) served up the respective premieres of "Grandfathered" (5.280 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) and "The Grinder" (4.933 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) plus a new "Scream Queens" (3.563 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

And finally, the annual "iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1" (0.906 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.906 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - The Voice
+5.56% - Limitless
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-9.09% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
-10.53% - Fresh Off the Boat
-12.50% - NCIS
-12.50% - Scream Queens
-28.57% - The Muppets

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - Grandfathered (vs. Utopia)
+87.50% - The Grinder (vs. Utopia)
+42.86% - The Muppets (vs. Selfie)
+30.77% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Manhattan Love Story)
+21.74% - Scream Queens (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
+5.56% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-10.00% - The Voice
-16.67% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (vs. Chicago Fire)
-19.23% - NCIS
-25.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1 (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 2)
-26.09% - NCIS: New Orleans

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," 2.8/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· 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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