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[02/04/15 - 08:42 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides Its Dramas to the Top Spot
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 (2/3/15):

CBS (14.727 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to the return of "NCIS" (18.615 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (16.379 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Person of Interest" (9.186 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

ABC (5.246 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then claimed the silver with a special "Shark Tank" (7.110 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) followed by new episodes of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (4.253 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "Forever" (4.375 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

Next up was FOX (3.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) with originals from "MasterChef Junior" (4.892 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), "New Girl" (2.987 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "The Mindy Project" (2.262 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.986 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up a new "Parks & Recreation" (3.566 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), a repeat "Parks & Recreation" (2.008 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) and fresh installments of "Marry Me" (2.323 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13), "About a Boy" (3.028 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Chicago Fire" (6.494 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.467 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "Supernatural" (2.270 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) closed out the evening on The CW (2.868 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Marry Me
+25.00% - About a Boy
+12.50% - Supernatural
+6.67% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/13/15)
+5.56% - Shark Tank (vs. 1/13/15)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/13/15)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - New Girl (vs. 1/13/15)
0.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. 1/13/15)
-7.14% - NCIS (vs. 1/13/15)
-10.00% - Forever (vs. 1/13/15)
-12.50% - Person of Interest (vs. 1/13/15)
-14.29% - Parks & Recreation

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+28.57% - Forever (vs. Killer Women)
+14.29% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat))
-3.70% - Marvel's Agent Carter (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-9.52% - Shark Tank (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-12.50% - New Girl
-13.33% - NCIS
-14.29% - Parks & Recreation (vs. Winter Gold, Presented by Chevrolet: NBC's First Look at the Sochi Olympics Broadcast)
-18.18% - Supernatural
-21.43% - The Mindy Project
-24.14% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-27.27% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-33.33% - Person of Interest
-54.55% - About a Boy (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-59.09% - Marry Me (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)

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

For a second night in a row, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has delivered ratings highs with special telecasts from Los Angeles.

· Last night's " Tonight Show" delivered the show's highest metered-market household result (3.6 rating, 9 share) for a Tuesday telecast in nearly a year (since Feb. 25, 2014, during Fallon's second week as host, 4.0/10).

· It was also the third highest rating ever for a Fallon-hosted Tuesday "Tonight" in metered-market households.

· In Nielsen's 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night's 1.5/7 matches the show's Tuesday high since Feb. 25 (1.7/8) and equals Fallon's third-highest Tuesday "Tonight" rating ever.

· Tuesday's guests included, Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Young, with Doc Severinsen sitting in with The Roots.

· On Monday, "Tonight" matched its highest Monday rating in metered-market households (3.1) in four months (since Sept. 29, 2014) and equaled "Tonight's" highest 18-49 rating in the markets with Local People Meters (1.3) for a Monday telecast in 10 months (since March 24, 2014).

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.6/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; 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," 1.5/7; "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 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/4/14):

CBS (15.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with originals from "NCIS" (19.315 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.391 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) and "Person of Interest" (12.140 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4).

NBC (6.675 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its special "Winter Gold, Presented by Chevrolet: NBC's First Look at the Sochi Olympics Broadcast" (5.266 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) followed by the two-hour season finale of "The Biggest Loser 15" (7.380 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3).

Next up was ABC (4.600 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) with new episodes of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (6.541 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (5.083 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Trophy Wife" (3.299 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "Killer Women" (3.068 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.417 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) served up a new "Dads" (3.754 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), a rebroadcast of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.215 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) plus fresh installments of "New Girl" (3.476 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.222 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (2.034 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "Supernatural" (2.553 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) on The CW (2.293 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - The Biggest Loser 15
+20.83% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/14/14)
+13.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. 1/21/14)
+5.00% - Person of Interest (vs. 1/14/14)
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 1/14/14)
0.00% - Dads
0.00% - Trophy Wife (vs. 1/21/14)
0.00% - Killer Women (vs. 1/21/14)
-4.55% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. 1/14/14)
-8.33% - Supernatural
-11.11% - New Girl (vs. 1/21/14)
-20.00% - The Originals
-26.32% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 1/21/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+100.00% - The Biggest Loser 15 (vs. Smash/Smash)
+33.33% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+31.25% - Person of Interest (vs. Vegas)
+16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Taste)
-6.25% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-6.45% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-6.67% - Winter Gold, Presented by Chevrolet: NBC's First Look at the Sochi Olympics Broadcast (vs. Betty White's Second Annual 90th Birthday Special)
-18.92% - NCIS
-26.32% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Mindy Project)
-34.62% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Bachelor)
-36.00% - New Girl
-61.54% - Trophy Wife (vs. The Bachelor)
-73.08% - Killer Women (vs. The Bachelor)

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

·Last night's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" delivered the show's highest overnight rating for any night of the week in nearly four years, since the first week of Jay's return in March 2010. For Jimmy Fallon, it was his top Tuesday in metered-market household ratings since June 2009, and matched Jimmy's top-rated Tuesday ever.

·Leno scored a 4.2 rating, 10 share in metered-market households, "Tonight's" strongest local-market rating for any night of the week since Wednesday, March 3, 2010 (4.2/11). It was the highest Tuesday "Tonight" since March 2, 2010 (4.6/12).

·Fallon delivered a 2.1/7 in households, his highest rating for a Tuesday since June 2, 2009 (2.1/7), during the week Conan O'Brien took over "The Tonight Show." The 2.1 matches Fallon's all-time Tuesday high.

·Guests on "Tonight" Tuesday night included Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley and musical guest Lyle Lovett

·The Feb. 4 edition of "Late Night" presented "The Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Digital Originals."

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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