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[09/23/15 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Paves the Way for NBC Demo Victory
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 (9/22/15):

NBC (10.132 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was the network to beat on the second evening of the 2015-16 season with new episodes of "The Voice" (12.114 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (6.168 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4).

CBS (13.312 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then was the number two draw with the return of "NCIS" (17.688 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and the launch of "Limitless" (9.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6).

Next up was ABC (8.813 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and the debut of "The Muppets" (8.912 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) followed by the season premiere of "Fresh Off the Boat" (6.074 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and a two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (9.472 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.007 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up the premiere of "Scream Queens" (4.207 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and a second "Scream Queens" (3.808 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.414 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and a second "The Flash" (1.269 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.341 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.4 rating while the latter delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Dancing with the Stars
+15.79% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+112.50% - Scream Queens - 8:00 (vs. Utopia)
+75.00% - The Muppets (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+39.13% - Scream Queens - 9:00 (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
+18.75% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
0.00% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-15.00% - The Voice
-16.67% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/Forever)
-17.24% - NCIS
-18.52% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (vs. Chicago Fire)
-32.00% - NCIS: New Orleans

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

· Jimmy Fallon equaled Colbert (with guest Donald Trump) Tuesday night in 18-49 in the local people meters 1.0 vs. 1.0. Fallon's guests Tuesday included Anne Hathaway, Anthony Anderson and musical guest A Great Big World.

· At 12:35 a.m. ET, Seth Meyers outrated James Corden in 18-49 in the local people meters, despite Corden's strong lead-in from the "Late Show" featuring guest Donald Trump.

· Meyers equaled a six-month Tuesday high in metered-market households, matching his top Tuesday rating (1.4) since March 3 (1.5), and equaled his highest Tuesday 18-49 rating in the local people meters (0.5) in five months since April 7 (0.6). Meyers' guests Tuesday included Michael Irvin, Governor John Kasich and musical guest George Ezra.

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.7/10; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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 0.3/3 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 (9/23/14):

NBC (11.807 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) was the demo champ on night two of the 2014-15 season thanks to a two-hour "The Voice" (13.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) and the return of "Chicago Fire" (9.403 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3).

CBS (15.252 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its premiere lineup of "NCIS" (17.993 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (17.093 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4) and "Person of Interest" (10.669 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6).

Next up was ABC (7.221 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a special "Dancing with the Stars" (9.603 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) results show followed by the season premiere of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.574 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and the time period launch of "Forever" (6.486 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.072 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up its trio of "Utopia" (1.936 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), "New Girl" (2.320 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (2.099 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.697 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Supernatural" (0.655 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.676 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - Forever (vs. 9/22/14)
-18.75% - New Girl
-20.00% - Utopia
-23.08% - The Mindy Project
-23.81% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - Forever (vs. Lucky 7)
-3.57% - Chicago Fire
-13.04% - The Voice
-14.71% - NCIS
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-21.74% - Person of Interest
-30.91% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-33.33% - The Mindy Project
-38.10% - New Girl
-51.52% - Utopia (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-65.22% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)

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," 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.4/2 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" (1.2/5). 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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