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[10/16/13 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps Demo Crown with "The Voice"
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 (10/15/13):

NBC (9.314 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with the debut of "The Biggest Loser 15" (7.003 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6) followed by new episodes of "The Voice" (12.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (8.250 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5).

CBS (15.175 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then was a close second place with originals from "NCIS" (18.426 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.675 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) and "Person of Interest" (12.424 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7).

Next up was ABC (5.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with new episodes of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (7.681 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "The Goldbergs" (5.084 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9) and "Trophy Wife" (4.070 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) followed by a repeat of "Scandal" (2.773 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.281 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up its comedy lineup of "Dads" (3.400 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.408 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "New Girl" (3.483 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.833 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Originals" (2.198 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T14) and "Supernatural" (2.314 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T14) on The CW (2.256 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.5 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+34.48% - The Voice
+22.22% - The Originals
+11.11% - NCIS
+9.09% - Chicago Fire
+7.69% - Dads
+5.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-3.57% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-7.14% - Trophy Wife
-8.33% - Supernatural
-14.29% - New Girl
-20.00% - The Goldbergs

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+114.29% - NCIS (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+83.33% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+28.57% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+25.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
+13.04% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. CBS News Special)
+5.88% - New Girl (vs. FOX News Special)
0.00% - Person of Interest (vs. CBS News Special/Debate Analysis)
-17.65% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-17.65% - The Mindy Project (vs. FOX News Special)
-22.00% - The Voice (vs. NBC News Special)
-44.83% - The Goldbergs (vs. ABC News Special)
-46.67% - Chicago Fire (vs. NBC News Special/Debate Analysis)
-52.17% - The Biggest Loser 15 (vs. The Voice)
-55.17% - Trophy Wife (vs. ABC News Special)

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," 2.7/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.9/5 with an encore; "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 1.2/4 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, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's original "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 with an encore and a 0.3/2 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 (10/16/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the live Presidential Debate coverage, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (12.13 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) overshadowed the competition on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (12.08 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2), "NBC News Special" (12.69 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) and "Debate Analysis" (10.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3).

ABC (11.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then took home a distant second place with its lineup of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.69 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "ABC News Special" (11.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and "Debate Analysis" (9.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5).

Next up was CBS (8.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with a repeat of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.15 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12) followed by its "CBS News Special" (8.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6) and "Debate Analysis" (7.10 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.01 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes of "Raising Hope" (4.28 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9) and "Ben & Kate" (2.91 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) alongside "FOX News Special" (4.34 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9) and "Debate Analysis" (3.83 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.32 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) lead into the debut of "Emily Owens, MD" (1.69 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (1.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Hart of Dixie
+4.55% - The Voice
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.56% - Raising Hope
-20.00% - Raising Hope

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+142.11% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-14.29% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-19.23% - Dancing with the Stars
-37.50% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer)
-52.78% - Raising Hope (vs. The X Factor)
-66.67% - Ben & Kate (vs. The X Factor)

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," 2.6/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.4/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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