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[12/16/15 - 08:56 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/15/15):

NBC (11.220 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Tuesday with a "The Voice" (8.458 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) recap special alongside the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (12.602 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (11.352 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) with the fall finales of "NCIS" (15.447 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (11.975 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Limitless" (6.634 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Next up was ABC (3.081 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "Toy Story That Time Forgot" (3.631 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Shrek the Halls" (3.336 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown" (3.278 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Shark Tank" (2.483 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.539 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "Grandfathered" (2.056 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), "The Grinder" (1.603 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11), another "Grandfathered" (1.327 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "The Grinder" (1.169 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (1.169 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "iZombie" (0.583 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.41% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 11/24/15)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 11/24/15)
0.00% - Limitless (vs. 11/24/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-8.70% - NCIS
-9.38% - The Voice
-15.79% - 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," 3.4/9; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; 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," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/16/14):

NBC (10.094 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to "Elf: Buddy's Magic Christmas" (4.867 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (12.707 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

CBS (13.331 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with its fall finales from "NCIS" (17.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.959 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Person of Interest" (8.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Next up was ABC (4.426 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (6.258 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "Disney Prep & Landing" (4.184 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice" (3.617 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and "Forever" (3.120 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.733 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) served up a new "MasterChef Junior" (5.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) alongside repeats of "New Girl" (2.187 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (1.654 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (1.734 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.265 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.499 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 0.4 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - The Voice
+6.25% - MasterChef Junior
-4.17% - NCIS
-17.39% - NCIS: New Orleans
-23.53% - Person of Interest

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads (Repeat)/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat))v -17.86% - NCIS
-17.95% - The Voice
-20.83% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-31.58% - Person of Interest
-35.00% - Elf: Buddy's Magic Christmas (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)

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," 3.5/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; 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," 1.5/7; "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 1.4/4 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" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 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 with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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