Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 2.2/6 2.0/6 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.1/4 1.7/6 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.25 13.59 6.61 2.83 2.90 2.16

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

Note: The CW was preempted in Chicago for Hawks-Bulls Basketball, so expect more adjustments than usual in the finals.

On NBC, the Tuesday premiere of The Voice notched a 3.7, down a full ratings point from yesterday’s 4.7 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire matched its last original’s 1.8 season low adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS NCIS earned a season low 2.6, down half a ratings point from it’s last original’s 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: Los Angeles tied its series low with a 2.2, down six tenths from the 2.8 it earned earlier this month. Person of Interest hit a series low with a  1.7, down four tenths from its last original’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, a special Tuesday episode of The Bachelor earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from yesterday. Mind Games premiered to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, down three tenths from the premiere of Zero Hour last season.

On FOX, Glee earned a 1.2 in its new Tuesday timeslot, up a tenth from the 1.1 it earned back in December. New Girl earned a 1.4, up a tenth from its last original’s 1.3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine notched a 1.3, up a tenth from its last original’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Originals returned to a 0.8, down a tenth from the 0.9 its last new episode earned. Supernatural earned a 1.1, up a tenth from its last original’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, February 25, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 3.7 11 12.97
CBS NCIS 2.6 8 16.89
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.4 7 8.12
FOX Glee 1.2 3 2.92
CW The Originals 0.8 2 1.88
9:00PM NBC About a Boy -R 2.4 7 8.34
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.2 6 13.10
FOX New Girl 1.4 4 2.85
CW Supernatural 1.1 3 2.44
9:30PM NBC Growing Up Fisher -R 2.0 5 7.05
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.3 3 2.63
10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 1.8 5 7.091
CBS Person of Interest 1.7 5 10.78
ABC Mind Games -P 1.1 3 3.60

via NBC press note:


Detailed Tuesday Late-Night Results in the Metered Markets:


  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 4.0/10; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/4.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.7/8; “Late Show,” 0.5/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.


  • 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” (2.2/8 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (1.0/7 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.2/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 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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