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[03/25/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Stakes Claim to Demo Crown with Originals
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 (3/24/15):

CBS (13.153 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Tuesday with originals from "NCIS" (16.014 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (14.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Person of Interest" (9.193 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

NBC (6.644 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (11.196 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "Undateable" (5.239 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "One Big Happy" (3.947 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and a special "The Night Shift" (4.144 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

Next up was ABC (4.289 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and fresh installments of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.949 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "Repeat After Me" (3.555 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.201 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "Forever" (4.412 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.781 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.699 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), a repeat "New Girl" (1.676 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) and the season finale of "The Mindy Project" (2.051 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

And finally, The CW (2.637 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening with a new "The Flash" (3.210 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and week two of "iZombie" (2.064 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.8 rating while the latter delivered a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.75% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/10/15)
+7.14% - Person of Interest (vs. 3/10/15)
+4.76% - NCIS (vs. 3/10/15)
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-6.25% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-6.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 3/10/15)
-8.33% - The Flash
-9.09% - Repeat After Me (vs. 3/10/15)
-10.00% - Forever (vs. 3/3/15)
-11.11% - The Mindy Project
-12.90% - The Voice
-21.05% - Undateable
-22.22% - iZombie
-25.00% - One Big Happy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - The Flash (vs. The 100 (Repeat))
+114.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife (Repeats))
+100.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Repeat))
+50.00% - Forever (vs. Mind Games)
+42.86% - Repeat After Me (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Repeat))
+18.18% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
0.00% - The Night Shift (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
-12.00% - NCIS
-18.18% - The Voice
-20.83% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-22.22% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-25.00% - Person of Interest
-25.00% - Undateable (vs. About a Boy)
-29.41% - One Big Happy (vs. Growing Up Fisher)
-38.46% - The Mindy Project (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

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," 2.3/6; 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," 1.0/5; "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 1.2/4 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" (1.0/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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 (3/25/14):

CBS (15.002 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) pulled into the top spot on Tuesday with its mainstays "NCIS" (17.276 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.478 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Person of Interest" (12.251 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4).

NBC (7.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "The Voice" (12.285 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "About a Boy" (7.796 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4), "Growing Up Fisher" (6.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and a repeat "Chicago Fire" (4.015 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Next up was FOX (2.629 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its mix of "Glee" (2.722 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "New Girl" (2.481 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and the season finale of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.591 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.348 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) was out the hunt with repeats of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.749 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13), "The Goldbergs" (2.778 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "Trophy Wife" (2.038 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) plus a new "Mind Games" (1.886 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, an encore of "The 100" (0.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and a new "Supernatural" (0.000 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) on The CW (1.839 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "100" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+12.50% - Supernatural
+11.11% - Person of Interest
+4.35% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+4.17% - NCIS
0.00% - Glee
-5.56% - Growing Up Fisher
-5.71% - The Voice
-7.69% - New Girl (vs. 3/11/14)
-9.09% - About a Boy
-14.29% - Mind Games

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+350.00% - Supernatural (vs. Beauty and the Beast (Repeat))
+42.86% - Person of Interest (vs. Golden Boy)
+21.43% - Growing Up Fisher (vs. The New Normal)
-4.76% - About a Boy (vs. Go On)
-7.69% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-13.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Mindy Project)
-15.38% - The Voice
-19.35% - NCIS
-42.11% - Glee (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-45.45% - New Girl
-64.71% - Mind Games (vs. Body of Proof)

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," 3.3/8; 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: "Tonight," 1.3/6; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.6/6 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" (0.8/5 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 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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