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[09/25/13 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "The Voice," "Chicago Fire"
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/24/13):

NBC (12.509 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) snagged the demo crown on Tuesday with night two of "The Voice" (14.137 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #T1) followed by the return of "Chicago Fire" (9.254 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6) - a series high.

CBS (15.979 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T2) then was the most-watched network thanks to the season premieres of "NCIS" (19.475 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) - its lowest rated premiere in six years, "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.174 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) - its lowest-rated premiere ever - and "Person of Interest" (12.288 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7) - a series low (and is the show's lowest-rated premiere ever).

Next up was ABC (8.107 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T2) with its night of premieres - "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (11.890 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.6, #T1) - its highest rated drama debut in nearly 4 years ("V"), "The Goldbergs" (9.107 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Trophy Wife" (6.610 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7) and "Lucky 7" (4.572 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) - the lowest rated fall drama premiere in ABC history.

Meanwhile, FOX (3.696 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up its second weeks of "Dads" (3.654 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.000 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10), "New Girl" (4.096 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (3.034 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11).

And finally, the season finale of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.354 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) lead into a repeat of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.274 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and the penultimate "Capture" (0.721 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (1.017 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.5 and a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-21.05% - The Mindy Project
-27.59% - New Girl
-28.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-28.57% - Dads
-37.50% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-60.00% - Capture

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+130.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+60.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+55.56% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
+44.65% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/Go On/The New Normal)
+15.00% - Trophy Wife (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
0.00% - Capture (vs. The Next (Repeat))
-8.00% - Person of Interest (vs. Vegas)
-10.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
-11.76% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-17.07% - NCIS
-22.22% - New Girl
-31.58% - Lucky 7 (vs. Private Practice)
-37.50% - The Mindy Project
-44.44% - Dads (vs. New Girl)

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

For the first time in eight years, NBC has won Tuesday of premiere week in 18-49 among the Big 4 networks and has now won the opening two nights of the season with entertainment programming for the first time in the history of People Meters (dating back to September 1987).

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.2/9; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/6). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/4).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/25/12):

CBS (17.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the top draw in both total viewers and adults 18-49 on Tuesday thanks to the return of "NCIS" (20.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.72 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) followed by the premiere of "Vegas" (14.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7).

NBC (7.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then had to settle for second place with week three of its lineup of "The Voice" (11.25 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2), "Go On" (7.27 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4), "The New Normal" (5.24 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9) and "Parenthood" (4.81 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #13).

Next up was FOX (4.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with the season premiere of "New Girl" (5.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4) alongside the debut of "Ben & Kate" (4.19 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9), a second "New Girl" (5.19 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4) and the launch of "The Mindy Project" (4.73 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.4, #8).

Meanwhile, ABC (9.89 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up night two of the "Dancing with the Stars" (11.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9) premiere as well as the return of "Private Practice" (6.56 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #12).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.65 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "The Next" (0.61 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.63 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "The Next" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Parenthood
-9.09% - The New Normal
-11.11% - The Voice
-18.18% - Go On

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
+22.73% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
0.00% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable)
0.00% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-2.38% - NCIS
-2.86% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-9.09% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-13.04% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Dancing with the Stars (Repeat)/Dancing with the Stars)
-17.24% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-18.18% - Parenthood
-25.00% - New Girl - 8:00 (vs. Glee)
-38.64% - New Girl - 9:00
-44.44% - Ben & Kate (vs. Glee)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.1/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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