Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.2/7 9.24
NCIS (CBS) 2.1/7 16.57
The Muppets (ABC) 1.6/6 4.85
The Flash (The CW) – P 1.4/5 3.42
Grandfathered (FOX) 1.1/4 3.76
8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.8/6 4.87
The Grinder (FOX) 1.0/3 3.1
9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.7/5 13.97
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 1.6/5 4.28
Scream Queens (FOX) 1.1/4 2.91
iZombie (The CW) – P 0.7/2 1.7
10 p.m. Limitless (CBS) 1.7/6 9.64
Best Time Ever (NBC) 1.3/4 4.66
Quantico (ABC) – R 0.8/3 3.16


“The Flash” wasn’t quite as fast out of the gate in Season 2, dropping a half a point in adults 18-49 from its series premiere last year and a tenth from its Season 1 finale. Still, it posted a CW-solid 1.4. “iZombie” premiered to a 0.7, off a tenth from its series debut but in line with its Season 1 average.

CBS was fairly steady week to week, with both “NCIS” shows holding even with their early numbers from a week ago and “Limitless” dipping from 1.9 to 1.7. ABC was bit of a mixed bag: “The Muppets” continued its downward trend, falling to a 1.6. “Fresh Off the Boat,” however, was up slightly to 1.8, while “Agents of SHIELD” lost a tenth vs. last week. 

NBC and FOX each took a hit. On NBC, a “Voice” clip show gave less of a lead-in to “Best Time Ever,” driving the variety show to its lowest number to date. “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder” dropped 0.4 and 0.5, respectively, while “Scream Queens” dipped three tenths.

And the network rankings:

Network averages CBS  NBC  ABC  FOX  CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/6 1.9/6 1.4/5 1.1/4  1.1/4
Total Viewers (000s) 13.39 7.38 4.10 3.17 2.56


Late-night metered market results:

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”: 1.2/6 adults 18-49, 3.0/8 households

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.6/3, 2.8/1

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/2, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.6/5, 1.4/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline” (12:35-1:05 a.m.): 0.2/1, 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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