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[08/26/15 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos for Sixth Consecutive Week
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/25/15):

NBC (8.296 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with new editions of "America's Got Talent" (10.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (4.397 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

CBS (6.769 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (8.379 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Zoo" (6.267 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.663 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Next up was ABC (2.376 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.709 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), another "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.210 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.335 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.840 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.398 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) alongside repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.406 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.159 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (1.127 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "iZombie" (0.506 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.816 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 0.4 rating while the latter delivered a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Zoo
-4.55% - America's Got Talent
-14.29% - Extreme Weight Loss
-15.38% - Hollywood Game Night
-16.67% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+31.25% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
+22.22% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-16.67% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Various (Repeats))
-42.86% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/20/20: From Hell)
-47.62% - 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," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3 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" (0.1/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/26/14):

NBC (7.843 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes of "Food Fighters" (4.679 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "America's Got Talent" (9.425 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

ABC (4.476 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.807 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "20/20: From Hell" (3.814 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Next up was CBS (6.771 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (8.902 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.693 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "Person of Interest" (4.719 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.402 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "Family Guy" (1.600 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.370 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "New Girl" (1.252 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.385 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.641 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with its special "The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Maroon 5" (0.734 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) plus a repeat of "Supernatural" (0.549 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.2 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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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