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[01/04/17 - 09:55 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Demo Race, CBS Tops 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/3/17):

NBC (7.374 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) took home the demo crown on Tuesday with its mix of "The Wall" (6.768 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (7.569 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (7.785 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

CBS (12.127 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second with its trio of "NCIS" (15.591 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Bull" (11.253 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.537 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was ABC (4.050 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its quartet of "The Middle" (6.555 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "American Housewife" (5.582 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.383 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "The Real O'Neals" (3.321 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) plus a repeat of "David Blaine: Beyond Magic (Repeat)" (2.229 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.170 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its new Tuesday lineup of "New Girl" (2.495 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "The Mick" (3.331 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "Bones" (3.427 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.997 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and a new "No Tomorrow" (0.529 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) closed out the night for The CW (0.763 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+41.67% - The Wall (vs. 1/2/17)
+37.50% - New Girl (vs. 12/13/16)
+30.77% - Chicago PD (vs. 11/16/16)
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 12/13/16)
+11.11% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 12/13/16)
+7.14% - Bull (vs. 12/13/16)
+6.67% - American Housewife (vs. 12/13/16)
+6.25% - The Middle (vs. 12/13/16)
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 12/13/16)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/13/16)
0.00% - No Tomorrow
-5.88% - Chicago Fire (vs. 12/6/16)
-45.83% - The Mick (vs. 1/1/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - American Housewife (vs. The Muppets (Repeat))
+112.50% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
+41.67% - The Wall (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+30.00% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - No Tomorrow (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
-10.00% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
-10.53% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Med)
-11.11% - Chicago Fire
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-16.67% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Shark Tank)
-21.43% - New Girl
-30.77% - NCIS
-37.50% - Bull (vs. 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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/5/16):

CBS (14.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with new episodes of "NCIS" (18.723 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (17.003 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "Limitless" (7.402 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

NBC (6.730 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with the return of "Hollywood Game Night" (4.387 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) followed by its crossover between "Chicago Fire" (7.422 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) and "Chicago Med" (8.382 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.806 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its new lineup of "New Girl" (3.348 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Grandfathered" (3.018 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.720 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "The Grinder" (2.140 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.683 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.554 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "The Muppets" (2.115 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) alongside special editions of "Shark Tank" (4.327 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Beyond the Tank" (3.888 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.215 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "iZombie" (0.694 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.954 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/15/15)
+23.81% - NCIS (vs. 12/15/15)
+14.29% - The Grinder (vs. 12/1/15)
+11.11% - Grandfathered (vs. 12/1/15)
+7.69% - Limitless (vs. 12/15/15)
-9.52% - Chicago Med (vs. 12/8/15)
-10.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 12/8/15)
-29.41% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 12/13/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
+41.18% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Parks & Recreation (Repeats))
+11.76% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
0.00% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Forever)
-4.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-7.14% - NCIS
-17.65% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-20.00% - The Grinder (vs. The Mindy Project)
-20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl)
-22.22% - New Girl (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-33.33% - Shark Tank (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
-44.44% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 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 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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