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[12/14/16 - 09:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Finale Gives Demo Crown to 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/13/16):

NBC (10.980 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) took home the demo crown on Tuesday with a "The Voice Recap" (8.850 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) followed by the season finale of "The Voice" (12.045 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

CBS (12.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its trio of "NCIS" (14.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Bull" (11.558 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.958 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.875 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (6.637 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "American Housewife" (5.569 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.050 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "The Real O'Neals" (3.304 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) followed by an encore of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (1.844 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.564 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up originals from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.187 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "New Girl" (1.708 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Scream Queens" (1.182 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (0.969 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.792 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) wrapped up the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.58% - The Voice
+14.29% - The Middle
+12.50% - The Real O'Neals
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat
+7.14% - American Housewife
+5.88% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Scream Queens
-6.67% - Bull
-10.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - New Girl (vs. The Grinder (Repeat))
+50.00% - American Housewife (vs. Shrek the Halls (Repeat))
+50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Grandfathered (Repeat))
+45.45% - The Middle (vs. Toy Story That Time Forgot (Repeat))
+25.00% - Scream Queens (vs. Grandfathered/The Grinder (Repeats))
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-7.69% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-10.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-12.50% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-13.79% - The Voice
-14.29% - NCIS

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.8/5; "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 1.1/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.5/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/15/15):

NBC (11.220 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Tuesday with a "The Voice" (8.458 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) recap special alongside the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (12.602 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (11.352 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) with the fall finales of "NCIS" (15.447 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (11.975 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Limitless" (6.634 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Next up was ABC (3.081 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "Toy Story That Time Forgot" (3.631 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Shrek the Halls" (3.336 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown" (3.278 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Shark Tank" (2.483 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.539 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "Grandfathered" (2.056 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), "The Grinder" (1.603 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11), another "Grandfathered" (1.327 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "The Grinder" (1.169 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (1.169 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "iZombie" (0.583 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.41% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 11/24/15)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 11/24/15)
0.00% - Limitless (vs. 11/24/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-8.70% - NCIS
-9.38% - The Voice
-15.79% - 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," 3.4/9; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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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