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[04/29/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Tight Demo Race with Trio of Dramas
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 (4/28/15):

CBS (12.444 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the winner of a tight demo race on Tuesday with its trio of "NCIS" (14.541 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (14.320 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and "Person of Interest" (8.469 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

NBC (6.677 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a close second with its combination of "The Voice" (9.285 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Undateable" (4.618 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), the season finale of "One Big Happy" (3.200 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "Chicago Fire" (6.836 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

Next up was ABC (6.755 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its lineup of "Dancing with the Stars" (9.881 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.463 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "20/20: Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival" (5.921 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.803 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served originals from "The Flash" (3.836 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "iZombie" (1.770 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally, new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.206 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "New Girl" (2.103 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Weird Loners" (1.478 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on FOX (2.498 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.9 rating while the latter delivered a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Flash
+20.00% - Weird Loners
+11.11% - New Girl (vs. 4/7/15)
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 4/14/15)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 4/14/15)
0.00% - Person of Interest (vs. 4/14/15)
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - iZombie
-6.25% - Chicago Fire
-6.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-7.69% - Undateable
-16.00% - The Voice
-18.18% - One Big Happy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+75.00% - 20/20: Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap)
+37.50% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
+12.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
0.00% - New Girl
-10.53% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-16.67% - Chicago Fire
-22.22% - The Voice
-24.00% - NCIS
-26.32% - Person of Interest
-29.41% - Undateable (vs. About a Boy)
-30.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-40.00% - One Big Happy (vs. Growing Up Fisher)
-45.45% - 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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· 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," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 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 (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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