America's Got Talent 09162015

Scoreboard NBC FOX CBS  ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.5/5 1.0/3 0.7/2 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/5 1.1/5 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.3/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.244 4.645 3.617 2.705 1.193

NBC was number one in adults 18-49 and led with total viewers.

On NBC, the ‘best of’ America’s Got Talent episode earned a 1.2 rating. The season finale of  America’s Got Talent earned a 2.1, up 17 percent from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, but down 13 percent from the finale for last season which earned a 2.4 18-49 rating. This marks the lowest ever season finale for America’s Got Talent in Live + SD.

On CBS, Big Brother earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 14 percent from last week and tying its season low.. 

On FOX, the two-hour season finale of MasterChef matched last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. 

On the CW, America’s Next Top Model earned a 0.5, down a tenth from last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. A Wicked Offer earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last week’s 0.2 rating.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, September 16, 2015: (Live + Same Day):


Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Big Brother 1.8/7 5.860
FOX MasterChef (8-10pm)  (season finale) 1.5/5 4.645
NBC America’s Got Talent 1.2/4 5.651
ABC The Middle – R 0.8/3 3.650
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.5/2 1.529
8:30 ABC The Goldbergs – R 0.7/2 2.932
9:00 NBC America’s Got Talent (9-11pm) (season finale) 2.1/7 9.540
ABC Modern Family – R 0.9/3 3.034
CW A Wicked Offer 0.3/1 0.858
9:30 ABC blackish – R 0.7/2 2.501
10:00 CBS Criminal Minds – R 0.7/2 3.375
ABC Nashville – R 0.5/2 2.055
CBS NFL: Undrafted (premiere) 0.5/2 1.615



via NBC press note:


Wednesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”:

·         Scored the show’s highest metered-market household rating for a Wednesday (3.2) in seven months (since Feb. 4, 3.3).

·         Jumped +23% above its summer average prior to CBS’s launch of Colbert (3.2 vs. 2.6).

Jimmy Fallon’s guests Wednesday included Hillary Clinton,  Dakota Johnson and musical guest Fetty Wap.

·         In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 3.2/8; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.2/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/4.

·         In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.1/6; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

·         From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/3 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” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.9/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).

·         At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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.
NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated. 
NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.coming soon.
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.

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 101and Numbers 102.

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