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[04/30/14 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
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 (4/29/14):

CBS (14.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled back in front on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "NCIS" (16.979 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and "Person of Interest" (11.198 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4).

NBC (8.046 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "The Voice" (10.805 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "About a Boy" (6.564 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Growing Up Fisher" (5.715 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) and "Chicago Fire" (7.192 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6).

Next up was ABC (3.961 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its mix of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.454 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (4.590 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8), "Trophy Wife" (2.928 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.669 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.255 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up new episodes of "Glee" (2.348 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "New Girl" (2.159 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "The Mindy Project" (2.164 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Originals" (1.659 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "Supernatural" (2.133 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) on The CW (1.896 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.0 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Originals
+19.05% - NCIS (vs. 4/15/14)
+14.29% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/8/14)
+12.50% - Trophy Wife (vs. 4/8/14)
+11.76% - Person of Interest (vs. 4/15/14)
+11.11% - Supernatural
+10.00% - The Mindy Project
+5.88% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/15/14)
+5.56% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/15/14)
0.00% - Growing Up Fisher
-9.09% - New Girl (vs. 4/15/14)
-10.53% - About a Boy
-11.11% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-11.11% - Glee

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+400.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+111.11% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Splash)
+60.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+46.15% - Person of Interest (vs. Golden Boy)
+6.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-4.55% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-10.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Grimm)
-15.38% - The Mindy Project
-16.67% - NCIS
-27.03% - The Voice
-40.00% - Trophy Wife (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-50.00% - New Girl
-52.94% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Murder Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks)
-54.05% - About a Boy (vs. The Voice)
-57.89% - Glee (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-59.46% - Growing Up Fisher (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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/30/13):

NBC (9.745 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to a special two-hour "The Voice" (11.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) and the relocated "Grimm" (5.990 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4) which delivered a season high.

CBS (12.785 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "NCIS" (17.676 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.928 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "Golden Boy" (7.750 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.896 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with its mix of "Hell's Kitchen" (4.660 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "New Girl" (3.634 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4) and "The Mindy Project" (2.631 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (7.776 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) was out of the hunt with its lineup of "Splash" (4.288 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Dancing with the Stars" (10.581 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and "Murder Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks" (8.461 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.203 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a repeat "America's Next Top Model" (0.545 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.874 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Model" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - Grimm (vs. 4/26/13)
+25.00% - Hart of Dixie
+11.11% - NCIS
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-7.14% - Golden Boy
-7.50% - The Voice
-9.09% - New Girl (vs. 4/9/13)
-13.33% - The Mindy Project (vs. 4/9/13)
-15.38% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-18.18% - Splash
-25.00% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.31% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 13/The Voice)
+33.33% - Grimm (vs. Fashion Star)
0.00% - NCIS
-4.76% - New Girl
-7.14% - The Mindy Project (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-19.05% - Murder Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks (vs. Private Practice)
-20.83% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
-26.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-27.78% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable)
-33.33% - Splash (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)
-34.78% - Dancing with the Stars

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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