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[12/21/16 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, CBS Wins Among Total Viewers
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/20/16):

ABC (3.726 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top demo draw on a modest Tuesday with its specials "Toy Story That Time Forgot" (3.366 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Shrek the Halls" (3.645 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "The Year: 2016" (3.837 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

CBS (7.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the most-watched network with repeats of "NCIS" (9.785 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "Bull" (6.969 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and another "Bull" (5.352 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

Next up was NBC (6.196 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and its holiday offerings "Michael Bublé Sings and Swings" (5.299 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come" (6.646 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.713 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.621 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "New Girl" (1.472 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) plus the season finale of "Scream Queens" (1.380 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, the launch of "Terry Crews Saves Christmas" (0.953 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and an encore of "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2016" (0.887 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the evening on The CW (0.919 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

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

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come (vs. Chicago Med/Chicago Fire (Repeats))
0.00% - The Year: 2016
0.00% - Michael Bublé Sings and Swings (vs. Hollywood Game Night (Repeat))
0.00% - Scream Queens (vs. Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays (Repeat))
-25.00% - Terry Crews Saves Christmas (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," 2.9/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/22/15):

CBS (7.803 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (10.792 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.156 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and "Limitless" (4.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

ABC (3.717 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with second runs of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.409 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "The Muppets" (2.301 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) plus the two-hour special "The Year: 2015" (4.148 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Next up was NBC (3.588 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its trio of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.579 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Chicago Med" (3.531 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Chicago Fire" (3.655 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.831 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up encores of "The Simpsons" (2.082 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.032 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays" (1.605 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.411 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "iZombie" (0.832 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.121 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
N/A

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.09% - The Year: 2015

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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 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" (0.2/1 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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