Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.5/4 1.2/4 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.5/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.0/4 0.7/2 1.0/3 0.6/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.11 6.11 9.03 2.65 3.68 1.58

FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49, while CBS  led with with total viewers.

Note: Today’s fast-affiliates are especially preliminary, as election coverage preempted a lot of original programs last night. Take all ratings below with a grain of salt, please. 

On FOX, the premiere of MasterChef Junior scored a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, up from last year’s premiere, which earned a 1.6 (on a Friday). New Girl returned to a x from its last original’s 1.2 and The Mindy Project returned to a x from its last original’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. 

On NBC, The Voice recap earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Marry Me garnered a 1.3, down two tenths from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. About A Boy notched a series low 1.1, down a tenth from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Election coverage at 10PM earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. 

On CBS, election coverage at 10PM earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. 

On ABC, a double shot of Selfie earned a 1.0 at 9PM and a 0.9 at 9:30PM, both down from the 1.1 its last original earned. The special Marvel: 75 Years from Pulp to Pop earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Election coverage at 10PM earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (Live + Same Day)

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice  2.3 7 9.52
FOX MasterChef Junior 1.8 6 5.05
CBS NCIS: New Orleans -R 1.4 4 10.00
ABC Selfie 1.0 3 3.94
CW The Flash -R 0.6 2 1.87
8:30PM ABC Selfie 0.9 3 3.42
9:00PM  FOX New Girl 1.6 5 3.42
CBS NCIS -R 1.5 4 11.71
NBC Marry Me 1.3 4 4.98
ABC Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop 1.2 3 3.85
CW  Supernatural -R 0.5 1 1.29
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.3 4 2.91
NBC About a Boy 1.1 3 4.13
10:00PM NBC NBC News Election Special 1.0 3 4.27
CBS CBS News Election Coverage 0.8 3 5.36
ABC Your Voice Your Vote 0.8 3 3.51

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,” 2.4/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.0/5 with an encore; 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,” 0.4/2 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3. 


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/1 with an encore).



  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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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