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[05/24/17 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/23/17):

NBC (7.081 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to a new "Great News" (3.133 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), the season finale of "Great News" (3.074 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and of course the finale to "The Voice" (9.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

ABC (8.318 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with week two of "Downward Dog" (5.717 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and the expanded season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (8.839 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was CBS (7.112 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a repeat "NCIS" (8.310 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) followed by the season finale of "Bull" (8.353 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and another edition of "48 Hours: NCIS" (4.675 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.009 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) served up the season finale of "The Flash" (2.973 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) plus a new "iZombie" (1.045 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, a new "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.819 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), the season finale of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.554 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the penultimate "Prison Break" (1.918 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) rounded out the night for FOX (1.802 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Great News - 8:30 (vs. 9:30)
+33.33% - iZombie
+26.67% - The Voice
+22.22% - The Flash
0.00% - Great News - 8:00 (vs. 9:00)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:00
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30
0.00% - 48 Hours: NCIS (vs. 5/12/17)
-8.33% - Bull
-9.09% - Downward Dog (vs. 5/17/17)
-22.22% - Prison Break
-27.78% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. 5/22/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Prison Break (vs. Coupled)
+22.22% - Bull (vs. Person of Interest)
-8.33% - The Flash
-9.52% - The Voice
-12.16% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Various)
-12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:00 (vs. Hotel Hell)
-16.67% - Downward Dog (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-20.00% - iZombie (vs. Containment)
-25.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30 (vs. Hotel Hell)
-33.33% - 48 Hours: NCIS (vs. Person of Interest)
-42.86% - Great News - 8:30 (vs. The Voice Recap)
-50.00% - Great News - 8:00 (vs. The Voice Recap)

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," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· 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," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/24/16):

NBC (9.416 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) staked its claim to the top spot on Tuesday with a "The Voice Recap" (7.457 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) followed by the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (10.397 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

ABC (8.376 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the number two draw with the season finales of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.874 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "The Real O'Neals" (4.200 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "Dancing with the Stars" (10.296 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.530 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its combination of a primetime "The Price Is Right" (6.393 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), a new "Person of Interest" (5.290 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and a second "Person of Interest" (4.906 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.389 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up the season finale of "The Flash" (3.300 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and an original "Containment" (1.477 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, FOX (1.911 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Hotel Hell" (2.514 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and a new "Coupled" (1.309 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Voice
+11.11% - The Real O'Neals
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Containment
0.00% - Coupled
-7.69% - The Flash
-18.18% - Person of Interest

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+77.78% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Extreme Weight Loss)
+10.00% - The Price Is Right (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 500 Questions)
0.00% - Person of Interest - 10:00 (vs. 48 Hours (Repeat))
0.00% - Person of Interest - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
0.00% - Hotel Hell (vs. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?)
-4.55% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent/I Can Do That!)
-9.09% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 500 Questions)
-16.67% - Containment (vs. iZombie)
-54.55% - Coupled (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· 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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