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[05/27/15 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Returns on Top for NBC
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/26/15):

NBC (9.455 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with the return of "America's Got Talent" (10.928 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and the premiere of "I Can Do That!" (6.511 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

FOX (3.301 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with the season premiere of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (3.311 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and the relocated "Hell's Kitchen" (3.292 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was CBS (7.219 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.459 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.583 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "48 Hours" (5.617 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.501 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up a new "500 Questions" (4.731 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and the return of "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.887 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.669 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and a new "iZombie" (1.848 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) closed out the evening on The CW (1.758 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.4 rating while the latter delivered a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-14.29% - iZombie
-15.38% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. I Wanna Marry 'Harry')
+50.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+33.33% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Riot)
+12.50% - I Can Do That! (vs. The Night Shift)
-13.33% - America's Got Talent
-15.38% - 500 Questions (vs. Extreme Weight Loss)
-28.00% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/Celebrity Wife Swap)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/27/14):

NBC (10.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to the return of "America's Got Talent" (11.911 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and the debut of "The Night Shift" (7.782 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

ABC (3.826 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a distant second place with the season premiere of "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.871 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) alongside a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.735 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was CBS (7.480 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (9.280 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.843 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Person of Interest" (5.317 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.294 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up originals from "Riot" (1.387 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" (1.200 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.948 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Supernatural" (1.061 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) on The CW (1.005 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. 5/13/14)
+20.00% - Riot (vs. 5/13/14)
-42.86% - I Wanna Marry 'Harry'

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - The Night Shift (vs. The Office (Repeat))
+27.66% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Voice (Repeat)/The Voice)
+8.33% - Extreme Weight Loss
0.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Body of Proof)
-66.67% - Riot (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-77.78% - I Wanna Marry 'Harry' (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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," 1.9/5 with an encore; 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," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; 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 0.4/2 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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