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[12/30/15 - 08:52 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Kennedy Center Honors" Help Power CBS 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/29/15):

CBS (8.459 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with a repeat "NCIS" (10.392 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) followed by "The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" (7.493 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

NBC (4.146 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with repeats of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.555 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "Chicago Med" (4.560 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Chicago Fire" (4.324 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Next up was ABC (2.471 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its second run lineup of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.762 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "The Muppets" (1.918 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Beyond the Tank" (2.338 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and another "Beyond the Tank" (2.236 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.720 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "New Girl" (1.960 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Grandfathered" (1.836 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), another "New Girl" (1.581 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "The Grinder" (1.503 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.313 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "iZombie" (0.822 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (1.067 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
N/A

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· 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; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/30/14):

CBS (9.532 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with a repeat of "NCIS" (10.204 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) followed by its annual presentation of "The Kennedy Center Honors" (9.197 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

The silver then went to NBC (3.545 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) with its marathon lineup of "Chicago Fire" (3.233 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Chicago Fire" (3.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and yet another "Chicago Fire" (3.718 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.441 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its own batch of "Forever" (3.447 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Forever" (3.461 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and yet another "Forever" (3.415 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.617 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "New Girl" (1.943 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Mindy Project" (1.569 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "New Girl" (1.545 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and another "The Mindy Project" (1.411 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (1.837 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Supernatural" (1.273 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.555 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 0.4 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
N/A

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Kennedy Center Honors (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles/Person of Interest (Repeats))

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," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/4 with an encore.

·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," 0.5/2 with an encore.

·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" (1.1/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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