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[12/09/15 - 08:56 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Rise in Latest Victory
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/8/15):

NBC (10.532 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (12.935 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) alongside the fall finales of "Chicago Med" (9.602 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and "Chicago Fire" (9.061 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

CBS (9.099 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver despite repeats of "NCIS" (11.377 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.330 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) plus its annual special "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (6.592 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.393 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its fall exits from "The Muppets" (3.828 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.931 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.842 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) alongside a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.459 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.550 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) served up a new "Scream Queens" (2.619 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and the finale to "Scream Queens" (2.481 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, the fall finales from "The Flash" (3.411 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "iZombie" (1.498 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (2.454 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.26% - Chicago Fire
+5.00% - Chicago Med
+3.85% - The Voice
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - The Muppets
0.00% - Scream Queens
-14.29% - The Flash
-16.67% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Angelina Jolie: Unbroken)
+100.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
+22.73% - The Voice
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Repeat))
0.00% - The Muppets (vs. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Repeat))
-20.00% - The Flash
-23.53% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-30.30% - The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
-33.33% - Scream Queens - 9:00 (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
-37.50% - Scream Queens - 8:00 (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-54.55% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.1/5; 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," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/9/14):

CBS (10.004 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) claimed top demo and total viewer honors on Tuesday with its mix of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (10.669 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) and "NCIS" (10.223 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) encores plus "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (9.119 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

NBC (6.638 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "The Voice" (10.870 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Marry Me" (4.858 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), "About a Boy" (3.732 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) and "Angelina Jolie: Unbroken" (4.749 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14).

Next up was FOX (3.905 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) with originals from "MasterChef Junior" (4.884 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "New Girl" (3.290 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "The Mindy Project" (2.560 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.849 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) served up a repeat "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (4.179 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) alongside the fall finales of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.224 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and "Forever" (5.144 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

And finally, The CW (3.671 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) closed out the evening with its own fall finales from "The Flash" (4.534 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Supernatural" (2.808 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Supernatural
+9.09% - The Mindy Project
+7.14% - New Girl
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - The Flash
-5.56% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-8.33% - Forever
-14.29% - Marry Me
-15.38% - The Voice
-18.18% - About a Boy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+450.00% - Supernatural (vs. iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Lady Gaga (Repeat))
+400.00% - The Flash (vs. iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Katy Perry (Repeat))
+22.22% - Forever (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
+17.24% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
+15.79% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
+14.29% - MasterChef Junior (vs. American Country Awards 2013)
+7.14% - New Girl (vs. American Country Awards 2013)
-2.94% - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
-14.29% - The Mindy Project (vs. American Country Awards 2013)
-54.55% - Angelina Jolie: Unbroken (vs. Chicago Fire)
-61.29% - Marry Me (vs. The Voice)
-70.97% - About a Boy (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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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," 0.8/4; "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 1.2/4 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 with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "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 with an encore 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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