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[03/22/17 - 09:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Stay on Top
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/21/17):

NBC (7.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (10.686 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), week two of "Trial & Error" (5.387 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), a second "Trial & Error" (4.361 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Chicago Fire" (7.102 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (7.462 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the second most-watched network despite repeats of "NCIS" (9.237 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Bull" (7.019 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.131 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Next up was ABC (3.232 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with repeats of "The Middle" (4.319 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "American Housewife" (3.193 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.872 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.645 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and a new "People Icons" (3.183 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.820 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) offered up originals from "New Girl" (1.975 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "The Mick" (2.229 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Bones" (3.538 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally, fresh installments from "The Flash" (2.646 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.760 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17) on The CW (2.203 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
+16.67% - People Icons
+14.29% - Bones
0.00% - Trial & Error - 9:30 (vs. 10:30)
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - New Girl
-6.25% - Chicago Fire (vs. 2/21/17)
-11.11% - The Mick (vs. 2/28/17)
-12.00% - The Voice
-25.00% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. 10:00)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+60.00% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered (Repeat))
+20.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)
+16.67% - People Icons (vs. Beyond the Tank)
-8.33% - The Voice
-14.29% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. Heartbeat)
-18.18% - The Flash
-20.00% - New Girl
-21.43% - Trial & Error - 9:30 (vs. Heartbeat)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.7/4; "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 1.1/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/22/16):

CBS (11.830 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its trio of "NCIS" (15.594 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.110 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and "Limitless" (6.789 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

NBC (6.971 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "The Voice" (10.544 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), the premiere of "Heartbeat" (6.341 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) and a repeat "Chicago Fire" (4.029 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Next up was ABC (3.136 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.597 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "The Real O'Neals" (3.816 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.907 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "Beyond the Tank" (2.294 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.609 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) offered up a new "New Girl" (2.279 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) alongside repeats of "Grandfathered" (1.318 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.462 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The Grinder" (1.375 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.001 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "iZombie" (1.273 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (2.137 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Limitless
+12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Real O'Neals
0.00% - New Girl
-10.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-11.11% - The Voice
-16.67% - iZombie (vs. 2/23/16)
-21.43% - The Flash (vs. 2/23/16)
-45.45% - Beyond the Tank (vs. 1/28/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.70% - Heartbeat (vs. Undateable/One Big Happy)
0.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Repeat After Me)
0.00% - The Flash
-5.26% - NCIS: New Orleans
-9.09% - NCIS
-11.11% - The Voice
-13.33% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-14.29% - Fresh Off the Boat
-23.08% - New Girl (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-28.57% - iZombie
-33.33% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Forever)
-40.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· 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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