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[11/09/16 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Election Night 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 six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/8/16):

NBC (11.967 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) led coverage of election night with the primetime portion of "2016 Election Night" (11.967 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

ABC (9.682 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its "Your Voice Your Vote" (9.682 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2).

Next up was CBS (8.799 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) and its "Campaign 2016" (8.799 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.541 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up "You Decide 2016" (4.541 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.224 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) and "No Tomorrow" (0.800 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #6) on The CW (1.012 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/10/15):

NBC (9.929 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with an expanded two-hour "The Voice" (10.791 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and a new "Chicago Fire" (8.205 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

CBS (11.938 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (16.433 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.282 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Limitless" (7.101 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

Next up was The CW (2.513 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "The Flash" (3.609 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "iZombie" (1.417 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.002 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Muppets" (3.879 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.712 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.520 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Wicked City" (1.692 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

And finally, new episodes of "Grandfathered" (3.075 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "The Grinder" (2.611 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Scream Queens" (2.498 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) on FOX (2.670 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Chicago Fire
+8.00% - The Voice (vs. 10/27/15)
0.00% - Limitless
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Grandfathered
0.00% - The Grinder
0.00% - iZombie
-4.35% - NCIS
-7.14% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-10.00% - Scream Queens
-10.53% - NCIS: New Orleans
-13.33% - Fresh Off the Boat
-14.29% - The Muppets
-42.86% - Wicked City

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Muppets (vs. Selfie)
+15.38% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
+7.14% - The Flash
-4.35% - NCIS
-4.55% - Chicago Fire
-6.90% - The Voice
-13.33% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-15.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-21.74% - Scream Queens (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-44.44% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-55.56% - The Grinder (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-60.00% - Wicked City (vs. Forever)

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," 2.9/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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