Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.
The numbers for Tuesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (000s)|
|8 p.m.||NCIS (CBS)||2.1/7||16.87|
|It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC) – S||2.0/7||5.95|
|The Flash (The CW)||1.4/5||3.47|
|Best Time Ever (NBC)||1.2/4||4.78|
|8:30 p.m.||Toy Story of Terror! (ABC) – S||1.6/5||5.03|
|The Grinder (FOX)||0.9/3||2.85|
|9 p.m.||The Voice (NBC)||2.6/8||10.99|
|NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||1.6/5||12.84|
|Agents of SHIELD (ABC)||1.5/4||3.84|
|Scream Queens (FOX)||1.0/3||2.66|
|iZombie (The CW)||0.5/2||1.47|
|10 p.m.||Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.7/5||7.74|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.8/3||2.6|
Broadcast ratings on Tuesday were pretty much in line with last week’s numbers, with no show rising or falling more than a tenth of a point in adults 18-49. That’s a good news-bad news scenario, though — nothing fell off much, but nothing rebounded from the lows induced by the Democratic primary debate on CNN a week ago.
“NCIS” (2.1) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.6) both rose a tenth vs. last week’s fast nationals for CBS, although “Limitless” dropped. “Agents of SHIELD” (1.5) also moved up a tenth for ABC, as did “The Voice” for NBC. “Chicago Fire” dipped 0.1 from its premiere to a 1.7.
At The CW, “The Flash” was up 0.1 vs. last week’s early numbers, and “iZombie” held steady at 0.5. All of FOX’s shows were even with last week as well. ABC’s annual showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” drew a 2.0, well above “The Muppets” last week, while “Toy Story of Terror!” brought in a 1.6, up from “Fresh Off the Boat’s” 1.4 a week ago.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/6||1.7/5||1.4/4||1.0/3||0.9/3|
|Total Viewers (000s)||7.84||12.52||3.98||2.86||2.47|
Late-night metered market results (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 1.0/5, 2.7/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 2.2/6
“Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 2.2/6
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.5/3, 1.3/5
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.3/4
“Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.1/4
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.-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.
Source: The Nielsen Company.