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[05/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/24/16):

NBC (9.416 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) staked its claim to the top spot on Tuesday with a "The Voice Recap" (7.457 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) followed by the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (10.397 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

ABC (8.376 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the number two draw with the season finales of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.874 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "The Real O'Neals" (4.200 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "Dancing with the Stars" (10.296 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.530 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its combination of a primetime "The Price Is Right" (6.393 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), a new "Person of Interest" (5.290 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and a second "Person of Interest" (4.906 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.389 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up the season finale of "The Flash" (3.300 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and an original "Containment" (1.477 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, FOX (1.911 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Hotel Hell" (2.514 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and a new "Coupled" (1.309 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Voice
+11.11% - The Real O'Neals
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Containment
0.00% - Coupled
-7.69% - The Flash
-18.18% - Person of Interest

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+77.78% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Extreme Weight Loss)
+10.00% - The Price Is Right (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 500 Questions)
0.00% - Person of Interest - 10:00 (vs. 48 Hours (Repeat))
0.00% - Person of Interest - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
0.00% - Hotel Hell (vs. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?)
-4.55% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent/I Can Do That!)
-9.09% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 500 Questions)
-16.67% - Containment (vs. iZombie)
-54.55% - Coupled (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· 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 1.4/5 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" (0.9/3). 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 0.9/4 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/26/15):

NBC (9.455 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with the return of "America's Got Talent" (10.928 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and the premiere of "I Can Do That!" (6.511 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

FOX (3.301 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with the season premiere of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (3.311 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and the relocated "Hell's Kitchen" (3.292 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was CBS (7.219 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.459 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.583 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "48 Hours" (5.617 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.501 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up a new "500 Questions" (4.731 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and the return of "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.887 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.669 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and a new "iZombie" (1.848 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) closed out the evening on The CW (1.758 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.4 rating while the latter delivered a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-14.29% - iZombie
-15.38% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. I Wanna Marry 'Harry')
+50.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+33.33% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Riot)
+12.50% - I Can Do That! (vs. The Night Shift)
-13.33% - America's Got Talent
-15.38% - 500 Questions (vs. Extreme Weight Loss)
-28.00% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/Celebrity Wife Swap)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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