Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 3.0/10 12.36
NCIS (CBS) 2.0/7 15.18
New Girl (FOX) 1.1/4 2.64
The Muppets (ABC) (8-9 p.m.) – F 0.9/3 2.75
World Dog Awards (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.3/1 1.02
8:30 p.m. Grandfathered (FOX) 0.8/3 2.07
9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.6/5 11.46
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.8/2 1.88
Agent Carter (ABC) – F 0.7/2 2.37
9:30 p.m. The Grinder (FOX) 0.6/2 1.65
10 p.m. Super Tuesday (NBC) 1.5/5 5.74
CBS News: Campaign 2016 (CBS) 0.8/3 5.04
Super Tuesday: Your Voice/Your Vote 2106 (ABC) 0.6/2 2.34


“The Voice” carried NBC to a ratings win Tuesday, although its 3.0 rating in adults 18-49 was off half a point from its Tuesday debut in the fall. Still, it was the night’s top-rated show by a full point.

CBS’ “NCIS” (2.0, -0.4) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.6, -0.2) both fell opposite “The Voice” and election coverage on cable news. “New Girl” (1.1) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.8) each fell a tenth for FOX and hit season lows. The finale of “The Muppets” (0.9) was up slightly week to week, but “Agent Carter” (0.7) finished its season on a down note.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.5/8 1.5/5 0.8./3 0.7/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 10.15 10.56 2.06 2.49 1.02


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.5/6

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 1.8/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.4/5

“Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

: 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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