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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/9 2.0/6 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.2/2 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/9 1.0/4 1.1/4 0.9/3 1.2/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.611 13.577 3.716 4.496 3.242 1.257

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

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.8, down slightly from the 4.1 adults 18-49 rating yesterday’s season premiere earned. The one-hour series finale of Parks and Recreation scored a 1.6, way up from last week’s 1.2 at 8PM.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 2.4, down two tenths from last week’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: New Orleans matched last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest earned a 1.7, up a tenth from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Fresh Off the Boat matched last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Repeat After Me  scored a 1.3, down a tenth from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of Marvel’s Agent Carter matched its series low with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week. Forever notched a 1.0, down a tenth from its last original’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the season finale of MasterChef Junior earned a 1.6, down two tenths from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl matched last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, TV’s Hottest Commercials earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, February 24, 2015 (Live + Same Day)


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.8 11 13.80
CBS NCIS 2.4 8 17.43
ABC Fresh off the Boat 1.9 6 5.79
FOX MasterChef Junior 1.6 5 4.80
CW TV’s Hottest Commercials 0.4 1 1.40
8:30PM ABC Repeat After Me 1.3 4 3.89
9:00PM CBS NCIS: New Orleans 2.0 6 13.84
FOX New Girl 1.4 4 2.90
ABC Marvel’s Agent Carter 1.3 4 4.00
CW The Flash -R 0.3 1 1.12
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.1 3 2.36
10:00PM CBS Person of Interest 1.7 5 9.47
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.6 5 4.20
ABC Forever 1.0 3 4.60

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,” 2.9/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.1/5. 


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.3/6; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3. 


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 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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