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Scoreboard CBS NBC ABC CW FOX x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.3/4 1.1/4 1.0/3 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 11.90 6.59 6.24 2.79 2.69 x

NBC and CBS tied for was number one among adults 18-49, while CBS led with total viewers.

Note: The CW was preempted in the Chicago market for MLB baseball. Adjustments are likely.

On NBC, The Voice earned a series low 1.9, down three tenths from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. A special live Undateable (which aired separate, live telecasts on both the East and West coasts) scored a 1.3, up a tenth from last week’s season low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire matched last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, NCIS matched last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS New Orleans scored a 1.6, down from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of Person of Interest notched a series low 1.1, down three tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing With The Stars notched a 1.4, down three tenths from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. matched last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The season (series?) finale of Forever earned a 1.1, up a tenth from its last original’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Flash garnered a 1.4, down from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. iZombie matched last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen earned a 1.2, up a tenth from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl scored a 1.1, up a tenth from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Weird Loners matched last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (Live + Same Day)

 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 2.0 7 14.24
NBC The Voice 1.9 7 8.75
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.4 5 10.13
CW The Flash 1.4 5 3.64
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 1.2 4 3.42
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9:00PM CBS NCIS: New Orleans 1.6 5 13.25
ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.5 5 4.48
NBC Undateable (9-10PM) 1.3 4 4.28
FOX New Girl 1.1 4 2.24
CW iZombie 0.7 2 1.93
9:30PM FOX Weird Loners 0.6 2 1.59
10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 1.6 5 6.74
CBS Person of Interest 1.1 4 8.21
ABC Forever 1.1 4 4.10

via NBC press note:-

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

 

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.7/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.8/7; 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,” 1.0/5; “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 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.3/5).  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 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. 

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for  live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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