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Scoreboard NBC CBS ABC FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.8/6 1.2/4 1.2/4 0.5/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 10.09 13.33 4.43 3.73 1.50 x

NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 but CBS led with total viewers.

On NBC, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of The Voice earned a 3.2, up from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating but down significantly from the 4.0 adults 18-49 rating that last fall’s finale earned.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 2.3, down two tenths from its last originals’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: New Orleans garnered a series low 1.9, down four tenths from its last original’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest earned a series low matching 1.3, down four tenths from its last original’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, MasterChef Junior earned a 1.7, up a tenth from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (Live + Same Day)

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 2.3 7 17.21
FOX MasterChef Junior 1.7 6 5.55
ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas -R 1.7 6 6.30
NBC Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas 1.3 4 4.90
CW The Flash -R 0.5 2 1.73
9:00PM NBC The Voice (9-11PM) 3.2 10 12.70
CBS NCIS: New Orleans 1.9 5 13.96
ABC Disney Prep & Landing -R 1.3 4 4.18
FOX New Girl -R 0.8 2 2.19
CW Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show -R 0.4 1 1.27
9:30PM ABC Prep and Landing: Nauthy vs Nice-R 1.2 4 3.62
FOX The Mindy Project -R 0.6 2 1.65
10:00PM CBS Person of Interest 1.3 4 8.82
ABC Forever -R 0.7 2 3.12

via NBC press note:–

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

  • JIMMY’S NINE-MONTH HIGH: Jimmy Fallon delivered his top-rated night (3.5/9 in metered-market households) in nine months (since Monday, March 17, 3.7)
  • In adults 18-49 in the local people meters, it was the top “Tonight” (1.5/7) on a non-NFL night since Monday, March 24 (also a 1.5) and matched the show’s best night since Monday, March 3 (1.7).
  • Jimmy’s guests included Christoph Waltz and Nicki Minaj with an appearance by Justin Timberlake.
  • Last night at 12:35 a.m. ET, Seth Meyers (1.6/5 in metered-market households, 0.7/5 in 18-49 in the LPMs) scored his highest Tuesday rating since March 25  in metered-market households and since April 18 in the LPMs.

 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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