Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.8/6 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/7 1.0/4 1.1/5 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.357 9.220 3.270 3.515 3.058 1.924

FOX was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers. 

On FOX, American Idol notched a 2.6, down half a ratings point from last Thursday’s 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Mom scored a 2.4, down three tenths from last week’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men earned a 2.1, down two tenths from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. The McCarthys garnered a 1.5, down two tenths from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary notched a 1.3, down two tenths from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 1.1, down two tenths from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Bad Judge scored a 0.7, down a tenth from last week’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. A to Z garnered a 0.5, down from last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Parenthood earned a 1.2, down two tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Taste matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The World Dog Awards earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, January 15, 2015 (all Live+Same Day ratings):


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.6 8 10.36
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.5 8 12.06
NBC The Biggest Loser 1.1 4 4.22
ABC The Taste (8-10PM) 0.9 3 3.27
CW The World Dog Awards 0.4 1 1.92
8:30PM CBS Mom 2.4 8 10.84
9:00PM CBS Two and a Half Men 2.1 6 9.38
NBC Bad Judge 0.7 2 2.77
9:30PM CBS The McCarthys 1.5 4 6.91
NBC A to Z 0.5 2 1.73
10:00 PM CBS Elementary  1.3 4 8.06
NBC Parenthood 1.2 4 4.08
ABC How to Get Away With Murder -R  0.7 2 2.63

via NBC press note:–

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:


  • 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,” 1.9/5. 


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.1/5; “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 1.2/4 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” (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “The Talk After Dark” (1.0/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “The Talk After Dark” (0.2/1).


  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

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.

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