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[06/17/15 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Close on Top for ABC
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 (6/16/15):

ABC (16.487 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its coverage of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (10.419 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3), "NBA Countdown" (12.833 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.8, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 6" (18.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.2, #1).

NBC (8.163 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was a distant second with originals from "America's Got Talent" (9.968 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "I Can Do That!" (4.554 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Next up was FOX (4.642 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and its primetime portion of "FIFA Women's World Cup 2015" (4.642 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.097 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (7.335 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.975 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "48 Hours" (4.983 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.132 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "iZombie" (0.941 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (1.037 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) will close out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.2 rating while the latter delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+41.18% - NBA Countdown
+33.33% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+24.14% - NBA Finals, Game 6
-4.35% - America's Got Talent
-18.75% - I Can Do That!

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+860.00% - NBA Finals, Game 6 (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/Celebrity Wife Swap (Repeat))
+500.00% - NBA Countdown (vs. Extreme Weight Loss)
+350.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Extreme Weight Loss)
+240.00% - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 (vs. Various)
-7.14% - I Can Do That! (vs. The Night Shift)
-15.38% - America's Got Talent

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," 2.7/6; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 3.8/12 delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/11 delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun, averaged a 1.9/8 in metered-market households and a 0.8/7 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/17/14):

NBC (9.694 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was back on top on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (11.253 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "The Night Shift" (6.577 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (6.427 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second place with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.763 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.321 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Person of Interest" (5.199 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with an original "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.878 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) followed by a repeat of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.401 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its second run combination of "Family Guy" (1.667 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.022 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.166 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.105 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, a new "Famous in 12" (0.628 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.704 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) closed out the evening on The CW (0.666 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Famous" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 rating.

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). 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 with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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