THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" -- Pictured: Andi and Alex -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Scoreboard NBC CBS ABC FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/10 1.9/6 1.5/5 1.5/5 0.3/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 10.931 12.734 4.770 4.334 .906 x

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

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.6, up two tenths from last Tuesday’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris notched a 2.0, down two tenths from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 2.1, down three tenths from last week’s premiere. NCIS: New Orleans earned a 1.7, even with last week’s season premiere. Limitless earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Muppets earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, down eight tenths from last week. Fresh off the Boat earned a 1.7, down two tenths from last week’s 1.9 rating. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up from its second season finale’s 1.3 rating, but down from its last premiere 2.1 (final) adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Scream Queens earned a 1.4, down three tenths from its two-hour season premiere 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, September 29, 2015: (Live + Same Day):


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10:01PM) 3.6 12 13.251
CBS NCIS 2.1 7 16.020
ABC The Muppets 2.0 7 5.801
FOX Grandfathered – P 1.5 5 5.280
CW The iHeartradio Music Festival (8-10PM) 0.3 1 0.905
8:30PM ABC Fresh Off the Boat 1.7 6 4.773
FOX The Grinder – P 1.5 5 4.933
9:00PM  CBS NCIS: New Orleans 1.7 5 12.606
ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1.7 5 4.842
FOX Scream Queens 1.4 5 3.563
10:00PM NBC Best Time Ever w/ Neil Patrick Harris (10:01-11PM) 2.0 7 6.292
CBS Limitless 1.9 6 9.576
ABC Quantico – R 1.0 3 4.182


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,” 2.8/8; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.6/7; 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,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.



·         From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 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” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.2/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 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.

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