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[08/05/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/4/15):

NBC (8.121 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with its duo of "America's Got Talent" (9.991 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (4.381 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

The silver then went to ABC (5.188 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with its annual presentation of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" (5.188 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was CBS (6.021 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its mix of "NCIS" (7.072 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Zoo" (5.925 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.068 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.723 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.165 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and repeats of "The Last Man on Earth" (1.235 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a second "The Last Man on Earth" (1.324 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.246 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and "iZombie" (0.751 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (0.999 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.3 rating while the latter delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
-7.69% - Hollywood Game Night
-16.67% - Zoo

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+31.25% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Various (Repeats))
-33.33% - CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock
-40.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. America's Got Talent)

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; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· 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 James Corden" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/5/14):

ABC (7.156 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to its annual presentation of the "CMA Music Festival" (7.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

NBC (7.392 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of new episodes of "Food Fighters" (4.302 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "America's Got Talent" (8.936 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

Next up was CBS (5.870 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.792 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.599 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Person of Interest" (4.219 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.284 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its own repeat mix of "Family Guy" (1.829 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.211 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8), "New Girl" (0.969 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.124 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.525 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.604 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.565 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.2 rating.

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/4 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; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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