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[02/12/14 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympics Coast Past Mostly Repeat Competition
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 (2/11/14):

NBC (23.684 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1) was not surprisingly the network to beat on Tuesday with its coverage of the "2014 Olympic Winter Games" (23.684 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1).

FOX (2.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was king of the leftovers with a new "Dads" (2.705 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) followed by the season finale of "Dads" (2.534 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), a new "New Girl" (2.953 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.870 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was CBS (7.760 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (9.648 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.859 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Person of Interest" (5.772 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.070 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (4.059 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), another "The Goldbergs" (3.420 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), yet another "The Goldbergs" (2.897 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Trophy Wife" (2.026 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and a new "Killer Women" (3.008 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, a second run of the feature "Attack the Block" (0.798 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.798 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Killer Women
-14.29% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-18.75% - New Girl
-20.00% - Dads

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+371.43% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games (vs. Various)
+44.44% - New Girl (vs. State of the Union Address)
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. State of the Union Address)
+9.09% - Dads - 8:00 (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat))
-9.09% - Dads - 8:30 (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
-33.33% - Killer Women (vs. State of the Union Address/Modern Family (Repeat))

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/12/13):

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

NBC (5.280 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with its mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.025 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.166 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "State of the Union Address" (5.786 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "State of the Union Address Analysis" (4.131 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

CBS (6.914 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) then remained the most-watched network with its lineup of "NCIS" (9.133 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "State of the Union Address" (6.238 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Mike & Molly" (4.503 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Next up was ABC (4.425 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with an original "The Taste" (4.744 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) followed by the "State of the Union Address" (4.582 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and a repeat of "Modern Family" (3.317 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up repeats of "Raising Hope" (2.703 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "New Girl" (2.462 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) plus its own "State of the Union Address" (2.367 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) coverage.

And finally, the feature "When in Rome" (1.534 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.534 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film averaged a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - The Taste

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - The Taste (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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