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[04/15/15 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Power CBS to 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 (4/14/15):

CBS (12.873 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) pulled into the top spot with new episodes of "NCIS" (15.401 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (14.058 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and "Person of Interest" (9.161 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

The silver then went to NBC (6.349 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) with originals from "The Voice" (10.391 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Undateable" (5.214 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "One Big Happy" (3.671 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) plus a repeat "Chicago Fire" (4.215 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was ABC (3.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its quartet of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.659 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Repeat After Me" (3.076 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.909 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (2.532 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.739 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up fresh installments from "The Flash" (3.500 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8) and "iZombie" (1.978 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 1.1 rating while the latter delivered a 0.8 rating.

And finally, a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.518 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), a repeat "New Girl" (1.329 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and a new "Weird Loners" (1.430 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on FOX (2.449 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - iZombie
+12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans
+11.11% - Repeat After Me (vs. 3/31/15)
+8.33% - The Flash (vs. 3/31/15)
+7.69% - Person of Interest
+7.14% - Undateable (vs. 3/31/15)
+6.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-8.33% - One Big Happy (vs. 3/31/15)
-9.52% - NCIS
-11.11% - The Voice
-14.29% - Weird Loners

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+116.67% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+40.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Repeat))
+20.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
0.00% - Repeat After Me (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Repeat))
-9.52% - NCIS
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-17.24% - The Voice
-17.65% - Person of Interest
-20.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-21.05% - Undateable (vs. About a Boy)
-31.25% - One Big Happy (vs. Growing Up Fisher)
-40.00% - Weird Loners (vs. The Mindy Project)

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5 with an encore; "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 1.1/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (4/15/14):

NBC (8.420 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to its mix of "The Voice" (11.599 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1), "About a Boy" (7.226 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "Growing Up Fisher" (6.084 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and "Chicago Fire" (7.008 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6).

CBS (14.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed a close second place with its mainstays "NCIS" (16.735 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.680 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and "Person of Interest" (10.647 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.831 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a repeat of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.280 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) followed by a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.069 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and the return of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.145 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up originals from "Glee" (2.451 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "New Girl" (2.198 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.937 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

And finally, the return of "The Originals" (1.455 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Supernatural" (1.656 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) on The CW (1.555 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) finished out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.65% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+6.67% - Growing Up Fisher
+5.56% - About a Boy
+3.57% - The Voice
0.00% - Glee
-8.33% - New Girl (vs. 3/25/14)
-8.70% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-9.09% - The Mindy Project
-10.53% - Person of Interest (vs. 4/1/14)
-10.53% - Chicago Fire
-11.11% - Supernatural (vs. 3/25/14)
-14.29% - The Originals (vs. 3/18/14)
-19.23% - NCIS

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+61.54% - NCIS (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+46.15% - About a Boy (vs. Ready for Love)
+30.77% - Chicago Fire (vs. Ready for Love)
+23.08% - Growing Up Fisher (vs. Ready for Love)
+20.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+13.33% - Person of Interest (vs. Golden Boy)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. The Mindy Project (Repeat))
-4.76% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-8.33% - New Girl (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
-28.57% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Body of Proof)
-35.56% - The Voice
-47.37% - Glee (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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