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[10/05/16 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Vice Presidential Debate Coverage
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 (10/4/16):

NBC (6.822 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with its mix of a recap episode from "The Voice" (7.805 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "The Vice Presidential Debate" (6.692 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "The Vice Presidential Debate - Analysis" (5.246 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

CBS (8.726 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with its combination of "NCIS" (13.900 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "The Vice Presidential Debate" (6.491 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "The Vice Presidential Debate - Analysis" (5.087 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

Next up was ABC (6.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its lineup of "Dancing with the Stars" (8.837 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "The Vice Presidential Debate" (5.991 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "The Vice Presidential Debate - Analysis" (4.630 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up the return of "The Flash" (3.125 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and the launch of "No Tomorrow" (1.592 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

And finally, new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.462 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "New Girl" (2.153 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) alongside "The Vice Presidential Debate" (2.196 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on FOX (2.241 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - New Girl
-14.29% - NCIS
-37.50% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - New Girl (vs. The Grinder)
-9.09% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Grandfathered)
-9.09% - The Voice
-14.29% - The Flash
-14.29% - NCIS
-17.65% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. The Muppets/Fresh Off the Boat)
-28.57% - No Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)

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," 2.2/6; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/6/15):

CBS (13.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Tuesday with its trio of "NCIS" (16.571 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.969 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and "Limitless" (9.640 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4).

NBC (7.378 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with a best of edition from "The Voice" (8.738 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and a new "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (4.659 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Next up was ABC (4.097 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its lineup of "The Muppets" (4.845 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.281 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and a repeat "Quantico" (3.155 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.169 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) served up week two of "Grandfathered" (3.759 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "The Grinder" (3.101 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) plus a new "Scream Queens" (2.907 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

And finally, the return of "The Flash" (3.423 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "iZombie" (1.704 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (2.563 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-5.88% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-10.53% - Limitless
-20.00% - The Muppets
-21.43% - Scream Queens
-26.67% - Grandfathered
-33.33% - The Grinder
-35.00% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
-38.89% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Manhattan Love Story)
+45.45% - The Muppets (vs. Selfie)
+22.22% - Grandfathered (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+11.11% - The Grinder (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+6.25% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-4.35% - Scream Queens (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
-8.33% - The Voice
-19.23% - NCIS
-22.22% - The Flash
-26.09% - NCIS: New Orleans
-38.10% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (vs. Chicago Fire)
-41.67% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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" (0.6/5 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 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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