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[01/20/16 - 08:51 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Top Viewers, Demos for CBS
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/19/16):

CBS (12.324 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was back in front on Tuesday with new episodes from "NCIS" (17.370 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.231 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Limitless" (6.371 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

NBC (6.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Hollywood Game Night" (4.633 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Chicago Med" (7.049 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Chicago Fire" (8.040 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

Next up was The CW (2.687 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the return of "The Flash" (3.422 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) plus new specials "DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now" (2.073 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League" (1.832 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.498 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "New Girl" (3.022 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Grandfathered" (2.586 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.383 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "The Grinder" (2.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15).

And finally, ABC (3.158 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening with its special "Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years" (3.197 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), the return of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (3.255 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and a second hour of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (3.024 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - The Flash (vs. 12/8/15)
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - The Grinder (vs. 1/5/16)
-7.14% - New Girl
-7.69% - NCIS (vs. 1/5/16)
-8.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 1/5/16)
-10.00% - Grandfathered
-10.53% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/5/16)
-11.11% - Chicago Med (vs. 1/5/16)
-14.29% - Limitless (vs. 1/5/16)
-25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/5/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+54.55% - Chicago Fire (vs. NBC News Special)
+38.46% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. CBS News Special)
+22.22% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. FOX News Special)
+20.00% - Limitless (vs. CBS News Special/Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+14.29% - Chicago Med (vs. NBC News Special)
+12.50% - Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter (Repeat))
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 10:00 (vs. ABC News Special/Black-ish (Repeat))
-9.09% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 9:00 (vs. ABC News Special)
-10.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now (vs. Supernatural)
-11.11% - The Grinder (vs. FOX News Special)
-17.24% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-20.00% - DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League (vs. Supernatural)
-23.53% - New Girl (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-47.06% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 (1/20/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to live State of the Union coverage (9-10:36p), Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (4.564 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with its mix of "Parks & Recreation" (4.084 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), another "Parks & Recreation" (3.625 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "NBC News Special" (5.260 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and analysis from another "NBC News Special" (3.895 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

FOX (4.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) then shared the adults 18-49 crown thanks to a new "MasterChef Junior" (5.417 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "FOX News Special" (2.848 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Next up was CBS (8.098 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (11.873 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "Mike & Molly" (3.848 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) bookending "CBS News Special" (6.997 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, The CW (3.132 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up the return of "The Flash" (3.733 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Supernatural" (2.534 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 0.8 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.8 rating.

And finally, a repeat "Marvel's Agent Carter" (3.248 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "ABC News Special" (4.733 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and a repeat "Black-ish" (3.254 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) closed out the evening on ABC (3.991 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MasterChef Junior 0.00% - Parks & Recreation - 8:00 -6.67% - Parks & Recreation - 8:30 -9.09% - Supernatural (vs. 12/9/14) -13.33% - The Flash (vs. 12/9/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - The Flash (vs. The Originals) 0.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) -9.09% - Supernatural -21.05% - Parks & Recreation - 8:00 (vs. The Biggest Loser 15) -26.32% - Parks & Recreation - 8:30 (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3 with an encore; 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 0.4/2 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped " Late Late Show " (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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