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[02/26/14 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Demo Race
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/25/14):

NBC (9.249 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with night two of "The Voice" (12.965 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) premiere followed by encores of "About a Boy" (8.344 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) and "Growing Up Fisher" (7.036 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6) plus a new "Chicago Fire" (7.091 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7).

CBS (13.587 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with the return of "NCIS" (16.887 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.096 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "Person of Interest" (10.778 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Next up was ABC (6.611 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with a special "The Bachelor" (8.116 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) followed by the premiere of "Mind Games" (3.599 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up the relocated "Glee" (2.918 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) alongside fresh installments of "New Girl" (2.847 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.627 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

And finally, The CW (2.158 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) wrapped up the evening with new episodes of "The Originals" (1.877 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "Supernatural" (2.439 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Glee (vs. 12/5/13)
+8.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 2/11/14)
+7.69% - New Girl (vs. 2/11/14)
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/21/14)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 2/4/14)
0.00% - The Originals (vs. 2/4/14)
-13.33% - NCIS (vs. 2/4/14)
-19.05% - Person of Interest (vs. 2/4/14)
-24.14% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/4/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+266.67% - Supernatural (vs. Cult)
+184.62% - The Voice (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers)
+118.18% - About a Boy (vs. Go On)
+100.00% - Growing Up Fisher (vs. The New Normal)
+100.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Smash)
+33.33% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+26.32% - The Bachelor (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap/The Taste)
-5.56% - Person of Interest (vs. Golden Boy)
-8.33% - Mind Games (vs. Body of Proof)
-17.24% - Glee (vs. Raising Hope)
-18.75% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Mindy Project)
-23.53% - NCIS
-24.14% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-39.13% - New Girl

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," 4.0/10; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 1.7/8; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (2.2/8 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (1.0/7 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.2/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/26/13):

CBS (15.917 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes of "NCIS" (20.479 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.812 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) and the launch of "Golden Boy" (10.460 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5).

ABC (5.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) then claimed the silver with the return of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (6.996 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) followed by new episodes of "The Taste" (4.107 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "Body of Proof" (6.312 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12).

Sharing second place was FOX (3.558 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and its lineup of "Raising Hope" (3.574 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), a second "Raising Hope" (3.184 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "New Girl" (4.285 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "The Mindy Project" (3.190 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.441 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.539 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), a repeat of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.372 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), "Go On" (3.148 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13), "The New Normal" (2.615 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and "Smash" (2.986 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

And finally, originals from "Hart of Dixie" (1.419 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and "Cult" (0.878 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) on The CW (1.148 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Cult" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Hart of Dixie
+7.41% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+4.55% - New Girl
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - Raising Hope - 8:00
0.00% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00
0.00% - Body of Proof
0.00% - Go On
0.00% - The New Normal
0.00% - Smash
0.00% - Cult
-2.86% - NCIS
-6.67% - Raising Hope - 8:30 (vs. 2/5/13)
-12.50% - The Taste

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+33.33% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)
0.00% - NCIS
-5.26% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable)
-6.45% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-6.67% - The Taste (vs. The River)
-7.69% - Body of Proof
-25.00% - Cult (vs. Ringer)
-35.00% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00 (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-45.00% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-50.00% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-52.63% - Smash (vs. Parenthood)
-54.00% - New Girl (vs. American Idol)
-68.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. American Idol)
-70.00% - Raising Hope - 8:00 (vs. American Idol)
-72.00% - Raising Hope - 8:30 (vs. American Idol)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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