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[11/27/13 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demos Again with "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/26/13):

CBS (11.758 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) pulled into the top spot on Tuesday thanks to its annual telecast of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (11.387 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) followed by new episodes of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.193 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T4) and "Person of Interest" (11.695 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6).

ABC (12.837 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then took home the silver with a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (9.304 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) alongside the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.604 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T4).

Next up was NBC (7.848 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser 15" (6.555 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8), "The Voice" (10.026 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) and "Chicago Fire" (6.962 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.264 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up originals from "Dads" (3.185 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.713 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "New Girl" (3.511 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (2.647 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

And finally, The CW (2.354 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "The Originals" (2.315 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and "Supernatural" (2.393 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Mindy Project
+11.76% - New Girl
+11.11% - The Biggest Loser 15
+11.11% - Supernatural
+10.53% - Chicago Fire
+9.09% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. 11/25/13)
+8.70% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+5.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Originals (vs. 11/12/13)
-4.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-6.45% - The Voice
-7.69% - Dads

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+120.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+38.10% - The Voice (vs. Go On/The New Normal)
+31.25% - Person of Interest (vs. Vegas)
+16.67% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
+7.14% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
+2.04% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas/Shrek the Halls)
-6.67% - The Mindy Project
-17.24% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-17.39% - New Girl
-20.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-29.41% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-47.37% - The Biggest Loser 15 (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.8/7.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) 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 and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/27/12):

ABC (13.85 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) took home top honors on a competitive Tuesday with its mix of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (8.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7), "Shrek the Halls" (8.44 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5) and the two-hour season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (16.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3).

CBS (14.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then was the most-watched network with its lineup of "NCIS" (19.57 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and "Vegas" (9.42 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12).

Next up was NBC (7.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with originals from "The Voice" (11.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Go On" (6.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5), "The New Normal" (4.07 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10) and "Parenthood" (4.43 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.45 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) missed the cut with new episodes of "Raising Hope" (3.88 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10), "Ben & Kate" (2.92 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #14), "New Girl" (4.18 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.80 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.34 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.04 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.19 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+57.89% - Dancing with the Stars
+27.27% - Ben & Kate
+16.67% - NCIS
+15.38% - The Mindy Project
+15.15% - The Voice
+15.00% - New Girl
+13.64% - Go On
+13.33% - Raising Hope
+12.50% - Parenthood
+6.25% - The New Normal
+3.57% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-11.11% - Vegas
-25.00% - Emily Owens, MD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+89.87% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. The Middle (Repeat)/The Middle (Repeat)/Body of Proof)
+58.33% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
+4.17% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-12.50% - NCIS (vs. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
-18.18% - Parenthood
-29.17% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-36.11% - New Girl
-37.50% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-37.50% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-46.88% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee)
-50.00% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer)
-56.25% - Ben & Kate (vs. Glee)
-65.22% - Vegas (vs. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show)

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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 4.0/10; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/7.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "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 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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