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[08/03/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Holds Off "Bachelor in Paradise"
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 (8/2/16):

NBC (9.306 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) took home top honors on Tuesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (11.306 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and night two of the "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (5.306 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) premiere.

ABC (3.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with the season premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.590 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) launch and a special "Mistresses" (2.465 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Next up was CBS (5.378 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (6.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Zoo" (4.446 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.110 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Meanwhile, The CW (1.369 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) served up originals from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.580 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.600 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "MADtv" (1.149 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, FOX (1.158 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) closed out the night with a new "Coupled" (1.220 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) followed by the finale of "Coupled" (1.096 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - MADtv
+25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:30
+25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:00
+9.09% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Zoo
-20.00% - Coupled
-25.00% - Mistresses (vs. 7/11/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - MADtv (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
+33.33% - Coupled (vs. The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
+25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:30 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:00 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+16.67% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+16.67% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock)
+14.29% - America's Got Talent
-16.67% - Coupled (vs. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Repeat))
-20.00% - Zoo
-50.00% - Mistresses (vs. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock)

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· 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 1.0/3 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" (1.1/4 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" (0.2/2).

· 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 with an encore 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 (8/4/15):

NBC (8.121 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with its duo of "America's Got Talent" (9.991 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (4.381 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

The silver then went to ABC (5.188 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with its annual presentation of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" (5.188 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was CBS (6.021 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its mix of "NCIS" (7.072 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Zoo" (5.925 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.068 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.723 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.165 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and repeats of "The Last Man on Earth" (1.235 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a second "The Last Man on Earth" (1.324 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.246 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and "iZombie" (0.751 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (0.999 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.3 rating while the latter delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
-7.69% - Hollywood Game Night
-16.67% - Zoo

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+31.25% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Various (Repeats))
-33.33% - CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock
-40.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. America's Got Talent)

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," 2.9/8; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· 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" (1.2/4 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" (0.4/3 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 with an encore 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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