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[04/09/14 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Pulls Back in Front Among Demos
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 (4/8/14):

NBC (8.077 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) pulled back in front on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (10.834 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "About a Boy" (7.143 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Growing Up Fisher" (5.624 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "Chicago Fire" (7.014 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

CBS (13.190 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then was a close second place with new episodes of "NCIS" (17.184 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and a repeat "Person of Interest" (8.022 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Next up was ABC (3.404 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.907 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "The Goldbergs" (4.301 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8), "Trophy Wife" (2.548 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) plus a repeat of "Resurrection" (1.881 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.553 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up fresh installments of "Glee" (2.794 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "The Mindy Project" (2.267 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and another "The Mindy Project" (2.358 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.737 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "The 100" (0.764 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.750 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 0.2 rating while "100" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.04% - NCIS
+11.11% - Glee
+10.00% - The Mindy Project - 9:30
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 3/18/14)
0.00% - The Mindy Project - 9:00
-4.17% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-5.56% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-6.67% - The Voice
-6.67% - The Goldbergs
-11.76% - Growing Up Fisher
-14.29% - About a Boy
-20.00% - Trophy Wife

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+41.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Splash)
+18.75% - Chicago Fire (vs. Ready for Love)
+12.50% - About a Boy (vs. Ready for Love)
0.00% - NCIS
-6.25% - Growing Up Fisher (vs. Ready for Love)
-11.54% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-26.32% - The Goldbergs (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-26.67% - The Mindy Project - 9:30
-33.33% - The Voice
-44.44% - Glee (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-54.55% - The Mindy Project - 9:00 (vs. New Girl)
-57.89% - Trophy Wife (vs. Dancing with the Stars)

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/9/13):

NBC (6.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) held onto the top spot on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Voice" (12.952 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) followed by the two-hour series premiere of "Ready for Love" (3.847 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

CBS (12.834 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was a competitive second place with originals from "NCIS" (16.671 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.939 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2) and "Golden Boy" (7.893 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.956 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (4.395 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "New Girl" (4.218 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "The Mindy Project" (2.816 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (8.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its mix of "Splash" (5.116 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), "Dancing with the Stars" (11.815 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "Body of Proof" (9.063 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

And finally, the return of "Hart of Dixie" (1.239 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) plus a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.673 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the evening on The CW (0.956 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Model" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - Golden Boy
+10.00% - New Girl (vs. 4/4/13)
+7.14% - The Mindy Project (vs. 4/4/13)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/26/13)
0.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 3/5/13)
-2.33% - The Voice
-5.26% - Hell's Kitchen
-6.67% - Body of Proof
-13.64% - Dancing with the Stars
-14.29% - Splash
-16.13% - NCIS (vs. 3/26/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210 (Repeat))
+90.91% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
+13.04% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.13% - NCIS
-16.67% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable)
-17.39% - Dancing with the Stars
-18.52% - New Girl
-21.05% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-25.00% - Splash (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)
-26.32% - Body of Proof
-33.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
-39.62% - Ready for Love (vs. The Voice/Fashion Star)

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

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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