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[04/05/17 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Share Top Demo Honors, Edge FOX
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/4/17):

CBS (11.108 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Tuesday with fresh installments of "NCIS" (13.451 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "Bull" (10.984 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.889 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

NBC (6.375 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however shared in the top demo honors with its mix of "The Voice" (9.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Trial & Error" (4.142 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), another "Trial & Error" (3.189 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "Chicago Fire" (6.121 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

Next up was FOX (2.924 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the season finale of "New Girl" (2.010 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), a new "The Mick" (2.108 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and the return of "Prison Break" (3.789 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.562 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its new lineup of "The Middle" (5.336 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "American Housewife" (4.353 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.833 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Imaginary Mary" (3.455 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.199 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

And finally, the season finale of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.529 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) led into the season opener of "iZombie" (0.980 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) on The CW (1.254 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. 2/21/17)
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 3/14/17)
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-6.25% - NCIS
-7.14% - Chicago Fire
-9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans
-9.52% - The Voice
-10.00% - Trial & Error - 9:00
-11.11% - The Mick
-12.50% - Trial & Error - 9:30
-13.33% - The Middle (vs. 3/14/17)
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. 3/14/17)
-35.71% - Imaginary Mary (vs. 3/29/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+46.15% - The Voice (vs. The Voice Recap)
+40.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Beyond the Tank)
+30.43% - Prison Break (vs. American Idol/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
+22.22% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
+20.00% - American Housewife (vs. The Real O'Neals)
+18.18% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - Imaginary Mary (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - iZombie
-9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-18.75% - Chicago Fire
-23.53% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-25.00% - NCIS
-35.71% - New Girl (vs. American Idol)
-40.00% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Med)
-42.86% - The Mick (vs. American Idol)
-53.33% - Trial & Error - 9:30 (vs. Chicago Med)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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 (4/5/16):

CBS (11.237 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) pulled into the top spot on Tuesday with new episodes of "NCIS" (15.362 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.162 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "Limitless" (6.190 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

NBC (7.185 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second with a "The Voice" (6.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) recap, followed by new episodes of "Chicago Med" (7.145 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Chicago Fire" (7.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Next up was FOX (5.144 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a special edition of "American Idol" (5.917 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and a new "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.824 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.917 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.196 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "The Real O'Neals" (3.657 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.869 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Beyond the Tank" (1.957 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, a repeat of "The Flash" (1.370 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and a new "iZombie" (1.077 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (1.223 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 3/22/16)
0.00% - The Real O'Neals
-5.56% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/22/16)
-8.33% - Fresh Off the Boat
-10.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-11.11% - Chicago Fire
-15.38% - Limitless (vs. 3/22/16)
-16.67% - Beyond the Tank
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-20.00% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Weird Loners)
+27.27% - American Idol (vs. Various)
+6.25% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
-4.76% - NCIS
-15.38% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-20.00% - Chicago Fire
-21.43% - Fresh Off the Boat
-40.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-42.86% - iZombie
-44.44% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Forever)
-44.44% - Chicago Med (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/3 with an encore.

· 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 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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