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[03/16/16 - 08:49 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Holds Onto Demo Crown 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/15/16):

NBC (9.399 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with a new two-hour "The Voice" (11.080 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by the premiere of "Crowded" (6.785 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and a second "Crowded" (5.287 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

CBS (10.827 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (14.754 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (11.850 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Limitless" (5.878 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.074 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its mix of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.158 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "The Real O'Neals" (3.589 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.905 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Of Kings and Prophets" (2.443 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.829 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a new "New Girl" (2.327 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) followed by a repeat "Grandfathered" (1.456 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and originals from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.972 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "The Grinder" (1.562 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.151 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "iZombie" (0.655 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.903 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Limitless
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 3/1/16)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/1/16)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 3/1/16)
0.00% - The Grinder (vs. 3/1/16)
-9.09% - The Real O'Neals
-9.09% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-12.90% - The Voice
-16.67% - New Girl
-21.43% - Fresh Off the Boat
-37.50% - Of Kings and Prophets

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+45.45% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+42.86% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Repeat After Me (Repeat))
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
+22.22% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest (Repeat))
+12.50% - Crowded - 10:00 (vs. Chicago Fire)
+11.11% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/Undateable/One Big Happy)
+10.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
-12.50% - Crowded - 10:30 (vs. Chicago Fire)
-23.08% - New Girl (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-28.57% - Of Kings and Prophets (vs. Forever (Repeat))
-33.33% - The Grinder (vs. The Mindy Project)
-37.50% - 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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/17/15):

NBC (8.480 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (12.454 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) followed by the return of "Undateable" (6.454 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), the debut of "One Big Happy" (5.551 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and a new "Chicago Fire" (6.984 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3).

The CW (2.946 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home a rare silver with a new "The Flash" (3.552 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and the launch of "iZombie" (2.340 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 1.0 rating while the latter delivered a 0.7 rating.

Next up was CBS (8.337 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with repeats of "NCIS" (9.885 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.313 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Person of Interest" (5.815 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.449 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) offered up second runs of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.822 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "Repeat After Me" (2.599 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) plus a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.287 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and a repeat "Forever" (2.849 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

And finally, a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.711 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), a repeat "New Girl" (1.579 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and a new "The Mindy Project" (2.027 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) on FOX (2.757 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-13.89% - The Voice
-14.29% - The Flash (vs. 2/17/15)
-23.81% - Chicago Fire

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+23.08% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
+18.18% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
+12.50% - iZombie (vs. Growing Up Fisher)
-11.11% - One Big Happy (vs. Growing Up Fisher)
-11.43% - The Voice
-13.64% - Undateable (vs. About a Boy)
-15.79% - Chicago Fire
-18.18% - The Mindy Project (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/3 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" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) 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 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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