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[09/21/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Newcomers "This Is Us," "Bull" Open Strong
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 (9/20/16):

NBC (11.428 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with a new two-hour "The Voice" (12.154 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) followed by the launch of "This Is Us" (9.975 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2).

CBS (14.095 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the number two draw with the bow of its lineup "NCIS" (15.633 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4), "Bull" (15.487 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (11.166 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Next up was ABC (6.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a special "Dancing with the Stars" (8.537 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) alongside the return of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.578 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.298 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up the season premieres of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.385 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "New Girl" (2.324 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Scream Queens" (2.243 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.913 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a new "MADtv" (0.601 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.757 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MADtv

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
+27.27% - This Is Us (vs. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris)
0.00% - The Voice
-12.50% - NCIS
-22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-22.28% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Various)
-26.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-29.41% - New Girl (vs. Scream Queens)
-37.50% - Scream Queens
-41.18% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
-50.00% - MADtv (vs. The Flash (Repeat))

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," 2.8/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 (9/22/15):

NBC (10.132 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was the network to beat on the second evening of the 2015-16 season with new episodes of "The Voice" (12.114 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (6.168 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4).

CBS (13.312 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then was the number two draw with the return of "NCIS" (17.688 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and the launch of "Limitless" (9.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6).

Next up was ABC (8.813 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and the debut of "The Muppets" (8.912 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) followed by the season premiere of "Fresh Off the Boat" (6.074 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and a two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (9.472 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.007 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up the premiere of "Scream Queens" (4.207 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and a second "Scream Queens" (3.808 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.414 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and a second "The Flash" (1.269 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.341 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.4 rating while the latter delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Dancing with the Stars
+15.79% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+112.50% - Scream Queens - 8:00 (vs. Utopia)
+75.00% - The Muppets (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+39.13% - Scream Queens - 9:00 (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
+18.75% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
0.00% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-15.00% - The Voice
-16.67% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/Forever)
-17.24% - NCIS
-18.52% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (vs. Chicago Fire)
-32.00% - NCIS: New Orleans

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," 3.7/10; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 1.0/5; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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