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[11/16/16 - 09:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Wins Total Viewers
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/15/16):

NBC (8.702 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (9.663 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "This Is Us" (9.499 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (6.944 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

CBS (11.819 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its trio of "NCIS" (14.610 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Bull" (11.786 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.061 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

Next up was ABC (4.914 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) with originals from "The Middle" (6.158 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), "American Housewife" (5.240 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.259 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "The Real O'Neals" (3.563 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and "David Blaine: Beyond Magic" (5.131 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.762 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.205 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13), "New Girl" (1.959 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "Scream Queens" (1.443 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.001 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and "No Tomorrow" (0.855 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.928 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 11/1/16)
+33.33% - The Flash (vs. 11/1/16)
+30.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 11/1/16)
+14.29% - The Middle (vs. 11/1/16)
+13.04% - This Is Us (vs. 11/1/16)
+7.14% - Chicago Fire (vs. 11/1/16)
+6.67% - American Housewife (vs. 11/1/16)
0.00% - The Voice (vs. 10/25/16)
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 10/25/16)
0.00% - Bull (vs. 10/25/16)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 10/18/16)
0.00% - New Girl (vs. 10/18/16)
0.00% - Scream Queens (vs. 10/18/16)
0.00% - No Tomorrow (vs. 11/1/16)
-7.69% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 10/25/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+128.57% - David Blaine: Beyond Magic (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Middle (vs. The Muppets)
+18.18% - This Is Us (vs. Chicago Med)
+14.29% - American Housewife (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - New Girl (vs. The Grinder)
-6.25% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-7.69% - The Flash
-10.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Grandfathered)
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-15.38% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-19.05% - NCIS
-19.23% - The Voice
-21.05% - Chicago Fire
-33.33% - Scream Queens
-40.00% - 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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; 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; "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 1.2/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.7/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/17/15):

NBC (9.217 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Voice" (11.110 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), the launch of "Chicago Med" (8.593 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and an original "Chicago Fire" (7.948 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

CBS (12.296 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was the number two draw with its trio of "NCIS" (16.471 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) and "Limitless" (7.552 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.331 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "The Muppets" (3.901 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.843 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.572 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) plus a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.549 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.521 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) offered up new episodes of "Grandfathered" (2.985 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "The Grinder" (2.376 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Scream Queens" (2.362 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (3.338 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "iZombie" (1.260 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (2.299 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - The Grinder
+7.69% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - The Muppets
0.00% - Grandfathered
0.00% - Scream Queens
-3.70% - The Voice
-4.55% - NCIS
-5.88% - NCIS: New Orleans
-6.67% - Limitless
-9.52% - Chicago Fire
-13.33% - The Flash
-16.67% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+51.72% - Chicago Med (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
+27.27% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+9.09% - The Muppets (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - The Flash
-5.00% - Chicago Fire
-12.50% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-18.75% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-19.23% - NCIS
-28.00% - Scream Queens (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
-30.43% - NCIS: New Orleans
-33.33% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-40.00% - The Grinder (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-50.00% - 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," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/6; 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," 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 1.2/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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