Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 2.0/7 15.73
The Muppets (ABC) 1.3/5 4.5
The Flash (The CW) 1.3/4 3.32
Best Time Ever (NBC) 1.2/4 4.48
Grandfathered (FOX) 1.0/3 3.3
8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.4/4 4.87
The Grinder (FOX) 0.9/3 2.51
9 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 2.5/7 9.91
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.5/4 12.25
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 1.4/4 3.72
Scream Queens (FOX) 1.0./3 2.45
iZombie (The CW) 0.5/2 1.38
10 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) – P 1.8/6 7.37
Limitless (CBS) 1.4/5 8.1
Shark Tank (ABC) – R 0.7/2 2.39


The premiere of “Chicago Fire” on NBC won its hour Tuesday, but it was a good news-bad news story. The good news is its 1.8 rating was up 0.3 from last season’s finale and on par with the show’s average in 2014-15. The bad news is that it opened well below the 2.6 rating for last season’s premiere.

As a whole, the broadcast nets were down from last week thanks in part to a Democratic presidential debate on CNN and baseball playoffs on TBS. “The Flash” (1.3) was down 0.1 from its premiere last week, while “iZombie” (0.5) was off two tenths for The CW. All three CBS dramas dipped, with “Chicago Fire” possibly helping push “Limitless” down 0.3 to a 1.4.

On ABC, “The Muppets” continued its slide, falling o.3 from last week’s fast nationals. “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.4, -0.4) and “Agents of SHIELD” (1.4, -0.2) also fell. “The Grinder” dipped below 1.0 on FOX, and “Grandfathered” and “Scream Queens” both fell 0.1.

Network averages:

Network averages NBC  CBS  ABC  FOX  CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/6 1.6/5 1.2/4 0.9/3  0.9/3
Total Viewers (000s) 7.25 12.03 3.46 2.64  2.35


Late-night metered market results (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.0/5, 2.7/7

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.6/3, 2.4/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.3/5

“Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline” (12:35-1:05 a.m.): 0.3/2, 1.1/4

: 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.-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 baseball 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.-
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.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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