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[07/22/15 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Reclaims Top Spot 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/21/15):

NBC (8.523 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was back on top on Tuesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (10.329 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (4.913 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

CBS (6.518 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (7.469 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Zoo" (6.618 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.467 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.344 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.711 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Black-ish" (2.178 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) followed by a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.293 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a special "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.443 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) alongside the debut of "Knock Knock Live" (1.715 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.354 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "iZombie" (1.105 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (1.230 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.2 rating while the latter delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Zoo
-4.17% - America's Got Talent
-13.33% - Hollywood Game Night
-25.00% - Extreme Weight Loss

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+35.29% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
+25.00% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+11.11% - Knock Knock Live (vs. The Mindy Project (Repeats))
+7.69% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Family Guy/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeats))
-29.41% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/Celebrity Wife Swap)
-45.83% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. 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," 2.6/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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 (7/22/14):

NBC (8.408 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) claimed top honors on Tuesday with the premiere of "Food Fighters" (4.550 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) followed by the relocated "America's Got Talent" (10.336 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

ABC (3.169 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.406 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.696 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was CBS (6.700 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (8.586 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Person of Interest" (5.001 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.251 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up second runs of "Family Guy" (1.877 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.197 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "The Mindy Project" (0.966 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and another "The Mindy Project" (0.966 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.847 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Supernatural" (0.662 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the nighit. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.2 rating.

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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