Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 2.3/8 17.21
The Flash (The CW) 1.5/5 3.87
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.3/4 4.56
New Girl (FOX) 1.2/4 2.81
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 1.0/3 3.87
8:30 p.m. The Muppets (ABC) 0.8/3 2.43
Grandfathered (FOX) 0.8/3 2.26
9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 2.0/7 13.28
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.4/5 6.6
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.9/3 2.13
Agent Carter (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) 0.7/2 2.37
iZombie (The CW) 0.6/2 1.31
9:30 p.m. The Grinder (FOX) 0.6/2 1.67
10 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.6/5 7.52
Limitless (CBS) 1.2/4 6.03

 

Tuesday night was not a great one for the broadcast networks, with a number of shows falling a little vs. their last episodes.

A couple of bright spots were “NCIS: New Orleans” (2.0) and “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.3), both of which were up a tenth vs. last week. “iZombie” is currently even with the 0.6 in last week’s fast nationals (it adjusted down to 0.5 in the finals).

Now, the bad news: “New Girl” (1.2), “The Grinder” (0.6), “Chicago Med” (1.4) and “Chicago Fire” (1.6) were all down 0.2. “Med” and “The Grinder” hit season lows, and the other two tied their season worsts.

“NCIS” (2.3), “The Flash” (1.5), “Hollywood Game Night” (1.0), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.9), “Grandfathered” (0.8) and “The Muppets” (0.8) all fell a tenth vs. last week. A double helping of “Agent Carter” on ABC scored 0.7 for each hour, down from last week’s 0.8.

Network averages:

CBS NBC CW FOX ABC
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/6 1.3/4 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 12.17 6.00 2.59 2.22 2.75

 

Late-night metered market ratings to come.

Definitions:
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 are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. 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. 
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. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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