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[12/04/15 - 08:58 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL, "The Wiz Live" Share Top Demo Honors
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/3/15):

CBS (12.495 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with special editions of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (10.300 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Thursday Night Football" (12.934 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1).

NBC (11.136 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its presentation of "The Wiz Live!" (12.495 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2).

Next up was ABC (5.202 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "Toy Story That Time Forgot" (4.026 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Shrek the Halls" (4.175 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) plus a new "CMA Country Christmas" (5.753 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.206 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "Bones" (3.454 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and a second "Bones" (2.959 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.324 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "The Originals" (1.179 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) on The CW (1.251 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Originals (vs. 11/19/15)
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. 11/19/15)
-11.11% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 10/29/15)
-20.45% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 10/29/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+65.09% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Various)
+43.48% - The Wiz Live! (vs. Peter Pan Live!)
+20.00% - CMA Country Christmas (vs. Various)
+4.35% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-28.57% - The Vampire Diaries
-37.50% - The Originals (vs. Reign)

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," 3.4/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/6 with an encore delayed by an NFL overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.4/7; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore delayed by an NFL overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· 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" (1.6/6 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4, delayed by an NFL overrun). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/3, delayed by an NFL overrun).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 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 (12/4/14):

NBC (9.129 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) pulled off a demo victory on Thursday thanks to its presentation of "Peter Pan Live!" (9.129 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3).

CBS (9.531 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was a close second place with a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (10.741 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3) followed by originals from "Mom" (10.569 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T1), "Two and a Half Men" (10.375 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T1), "The McCarthys" (8.260 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) and "Elementary" (8.619 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6).

Next up was FOX (4.802 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and a new "Bones" (5.968 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) plus the penultimate week of "Gracepoint" (3.636 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.151 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up the return of "The Taste" (3.306 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and a repeat "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.841 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.495 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "Reign" (1.247 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) closed out the evening on The CW (1.371 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 1.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - The McCarthys
+66.67% - Two and a Half Men
+63.64% - Elementary
+56.25% - Mom
+25.00% - Reign
+15.38% - Bones
+12.50% - Gracepoint
-12.50% - The Vampire Diaries

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+19.05% - Two and a Half Men (vs. The Crazy Ones)
+15.38% - Bones (vs. The X Factor)
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Mom (vs. The Millers)
-13.04% - The McCarthys (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-16.67% - Reign
-18.18% - Gracepoint (vs. Glee)
-30.00% - The Vampire Diaries
-47.06% - The Taste (vs. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland/Grey's Anatomy)
-50.00% - Peter Pan Live! (vs. The Sound of Music Live!)

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; 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 0.5/3 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 with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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