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[10/08/14 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Flash" Opens Big for The CW
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 (10/7/14):

NBC (8.786 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) inched out the top spot on Tuesday thanks to another two-hour "The Voice" (8.982 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and a new "Chicago Fire" (8.394 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4).

CBS (14.083 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "NCIS" (17.079 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (15.343 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and "Person of Interest" (9.827 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

Next up was The CW (3.663 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a big turnout for the premiere of "The Flash" (4.538 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and the return of "Supernatural" (2.788 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.3 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 1.0 rating.

Meanwhile, ABC (4.361 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up new episodes of "Selfie" (3.921 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "Manhattan Love Story" (3.201 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.392 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Forever" (5.129 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

And finally, FOX (2.177 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Family Guy" (2.064 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13), another "Family Guy" (1.901 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and new episodes of "New Girl" (2.552 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.191 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - New Girl
0.00% - Forever
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-5.88% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-9.09% - The Mindy Project
-11.11% - Person of Interest
-12.50% - Chicago Fire
-21.43% - Selfie
-30.77% - Manhattan Love Story
-40.00% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+30.00% - Forever (vs. Scandal (Repeat))
0.00% - Supernatural
-3.70% - NCIS
-4.55% - Chicago Fire
-5.88% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-11.54% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-17.24% - The Voice
-20.00% - Person of Interest
-28.57% - The Mindy Project
-38.10% - New Girl
-60.71% - Selfie (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-67.86% - Manhattan Love Story (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households 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 (10/8/13):

NBC (9.211 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with another two-hour "The Voice" (10.028 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) - its season low, albeit with a recap episode - and a new "Chicago Fire" (7.578 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5).

CBS (14.776 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "NCIS" (17.868 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.783 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) and "Person of Interest" (11.677 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7) - a new series low.

Next up was ABC (5.384 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and week three of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (7.719 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2), "The Goldbergs" (5.731 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7) and "Trophy Wife" (4.695 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10) plus a repeat of "Scandal" (3.221 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.362 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up originals from "Dads" (3.111 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.372 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9), "New Girl" (3.992 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "The Mindy Project" (2.974 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

And finally, episode two of "The Originals" (1.927 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) and the return of "Supernatural" (2.530 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) on The CW (2.229 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - New Girl
+7.14% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - Trophy Wife
0.00% - Dads
-3.70% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-6.67% - The Mindy Project
-9.09% - The Goldbergs
-9.68% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-20.59% - NCIS
-21.43% - Chicago Fire
-34.09% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+500.00% - Supernatural (vs. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
+133.33% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Judges' Analysis - Where They Stand)
+125.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+10.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
0.00% - Person of Interest (vs. Vegas)
-4.76% - The Goldbergs (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-10.34% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.71% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/Go On/The New Normal)
-18.18% - NCIS
-22.22% - New Girl
-26.32% - The Mindy Project
-27.78% - Dads (Vs. Raising Hope)
-33.33% - Trophy Wife (vs. 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," 2.7/7; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.7/6 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" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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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