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[04/06/16 - 09:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls Into the Top Spot
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 (4/5/16):

CBS (11.237 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) pulled into the top spot on Tuesday with new episodes of "NCIS" (15.362 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.162 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "Limitless" (6.190 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

NBC (7.185 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second with a "The Voice" (6.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) recap, followed by new episodes of "Chicago Med" (7.145 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Chicago Fire" (7.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Next up was FOX (5.144 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a special edition of "American Idol" (5.917 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and a new "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.824 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.917 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.196 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "The Real O'Neals" (3.657 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.869 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Beyond the Tank" (1.957 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, a repeat of "The Flash" (1.370 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and a new "iZombie" (1.077 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (1.223 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 3/22/16)
0.00% - The Real O'Neals
-5.56% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/22/16)
-8.33% - Fresh Off the Boat
-10.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-11.11% - Chicago Fire
-15.38% - Limitless (vs. 3/22/16)
-16.67% - Beyond the Tank
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-20.00% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Weird Loners)
+27.27% - American Idol (vs. Various)
+6.25% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
-4.76% - NCIS
-15.38% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-20.00% - Chicago Fire
-21.43% - Fresh Off the Boat
-40.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-42.86% - iZombie
-44.44% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Forever)
-44.44% - Chicago Med (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/3 with an encore.

· 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 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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" (1.0/3). 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 0.9/4 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/7/15):

NBC (10.078 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its expanded two-hour edition of "The Voice" (10.867 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and a new "Chicago Fire" (8.500 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

CBS (13.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "NCIS" (16.530 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (14.008 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Person of Interest" (8.677 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

Next up was ABC (4.150 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and a new "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.839 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), a repeat "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.625 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and fresh installments from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.194 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "Forever" (4.025 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.711 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.470 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "New Girl" (2.180 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Weird Loners" (1.724 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.520 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and a new "iZombie" (1.832 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) on The CW (1.676 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #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 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.11% - The Voice
+25.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 3/17/15)
+7.69% - Fresh Off the Boat
+7.14% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - Weird Loners
-10.00% - Forever
-10.00% - New Girl
-13.33% - Person of Interest (vs. 3/24/15)
-15.79% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/24/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - iZombie (vs. The 100 (Repeat))
+80.00% - Forever (vs. Resurrection (Repeat))
+36.36% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
+21.08% - The Voice (vs. Various)
+20.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
+8.33% - Person of Interest
+5.26% - Chicago Fire
-10.00% - New Girl (vs. The Mindy Project)
-17.65% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-19.23% - NCIS
-30.43% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-36.36% - Weird Loners (vs. The Mindy Project)

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

· "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/6) ranked #1.

· "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.6/4) finished #2.

· An encore "Last Call with Carson Daly" (0.4/3) tied for #3 with ABC's original "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (0.4/2) and CBS's encore "Late Show with David Letterman (0.4/2), despite starting two hours later than both shows.

· Despite a later start time, "Last Call" outrated ABC's "Nightline" (0.3/2) and CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.3/2) in the Local People Meters.

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 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," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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