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[06/01/16 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Returns 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 (5/31/16):

NBC (9.822 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was of course the network to beat on Tuesday with the return of "America's Got Talent" (11.547 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and the premiere of "Maya & Marty" (6.373 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (6.987 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "NCIS" (7.404 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.956 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and a new "Person of Interest" (6.601 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.571 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with another two-hour "500 Questions" (4.207 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) followed by a repeat "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.364 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and a second "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.232 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up originals from "Hotel Hell" (2.408 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and "Coupled" (1.458 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.107 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and a new "Containment" (1.114 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on The CW (1.110 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Person of Interest
0.00% - Hotel Hell
0.00% - Coupled
-20.00% - Containment

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Hotel Hell (vs. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?)
+12.50% - 500 Questions (vs. Various)
+11.11% - Person of Interest (vs. 48 Hours (Repeat))
+4.17% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Maya & Marty (vs. I Can Do That!)
-33.33% - 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," 2.6/7 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/2/15):

NBC (8.963 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with week two of "America's Got Talent" (10.698 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "I Can Do That!" (5.491 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (7.579 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.638 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.916 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "48 Hours" (6.184 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.093 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with fresh installments from "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.902 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "Hell's Kitchen" (3.284 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.559 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.195 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Black-ish" (2.570 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) plus a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.398 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.488 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a new "iZombie" (1.746 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) closed out the evening for The CW (1.617 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):
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - iZombie
-7.69% - America's Got Talent
-11.11% - Extreme Weight Loss
-12.50% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
-16.67% - I Can Do That!

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. I Wanna Marry 'Harry')
+100.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+75.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Riot)
0.00% - I Can Do That! (vs. The Night Shift)
-14.29% - America's Got Talent
-36.00% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/Celebrity Wife Swap)

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; CBS's "Mentalist" rebroadcast, 2.1/5; 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," 1.1/5; "The Mentalist" rebroadcast, 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 0.4/2 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· 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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