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[05/17/17 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Finales Put CBS 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 (5/16/17):

CBS (11.017 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) claimed top honors on Tuesday with the season finales of "NCIS" (13.066 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.103 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) bookended a new "Bull" (10.882 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

NBC (5.916 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (8.441 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Great News" (3.507 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), another "Great News" (2.675 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and the season finale of "Chicago Fire" (6.218 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.409 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its concluding lineup of "The Middle" (5.353 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "American Housewife" (4.441 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.525 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8), "Imaginary Mary" (2.822 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.156 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.990 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.699 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.418 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and "Prison Break" (2.422 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (2.437 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "iZombie" (0.910 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (1.673 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:00
+10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
+8.33% - Chicago Fire
+8.33% - The Middle
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Prison Break
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30
-6.25% - The Voice
-10.00% - The Flashv -11.11% - Imaginary Mary
-12.50% - Great News - 9:00
-14.29% - Great News - 9:30
-25.00% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Prison Break (vs. Coupled)
+33.33% - American Housewife (vs. The Real O'Neals)
+18.18% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Person of Interest)
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:00 (vs. Megyn Kelly Presents)
-16.67% - The Voice
-18.75% - Chicago Fire
-20.00% - Imaginary Mary (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-25.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30 (vs. Megyn Kelly Presents)
-30.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-30.77% - The Flash
-33.33% - Bull (s. NCIS: New Orleans)
-40.00% - iZombie (vs. Containment)
-44.00% - NCIS
-56.25% - Great News - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Med)
-62.50% - Great News - 9:30 (vs. Chicago Med)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

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


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/17/16):

CBS (12.634 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with the season finales of "NCIS" (17.617 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.186 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) plus a new "Person of Interest" (7.100 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

The silver then went to NBC (8.176 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) with a new "The Voice" (8.900 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) followed by the season finales of "Chicago Med" (7.774 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4) and "Chicago Fire" (7.853 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.269 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.210 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "The Real O'Neals" (3.266 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.049 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and the season finale of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.019 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.367 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals from "The Flash" (3.347 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Containment" (1.387 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, FOX (3.299 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening with "Megyn Kelly Presents" (4.694 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and the launch of "Coupled" (1.905 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - NCIS
+22.22% - Fresh Off the Boat
+12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans
+11.11% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - The Real O'Neals
0.00% - Containment

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+100.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+22.22% - Person of Interest (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Voice (vs. The Voice Recap)
-7.14% - The Flash
-28.57% - Containment (vs. iZombie)
-33.33% - Megyn Kelly Presents (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-42.11% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. The Bachelorette)
-42.86% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Voice)
-42.86% - Chicago Med (vs. The Voice)
-52.63% - The Real O'Neals (vs. The Bachelorette)
-56.52% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 9:00 (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-56.52% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 10:00 (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-61.54% - 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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). 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 0.7/3 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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