The Flash December 9 2014

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/8 1.3/5 0.9/3 1.1/4 0.7/3 0.7/3
Total Viewers (million) 10.004 3.905 6.638 3.671 4.849 2.466

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

On CBS, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer earned a 2.8, down 7 percent from last year’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show garnered a 3.3, down 3 percent from last year’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Voice earned a series low 2.2, down 15 percent from last week’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Marry Me scored a 1.2, down 8 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. About a Boy tied its series low with a 0.9, from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  The special Angelina Jolie: Unbroken notched a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, MasterChef Junior matched last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 1.5, up 7 percent from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project notched a 1.2, up 9 percent from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town scored a 1.1, down 31 percent from last year’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The midseason finale of  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. garnered a 1.7, down 6 percent from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Forever earned a 1.1, down 8 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. 

On the CW, the midseason finale of The Flash earned a 1.5, down 6 percent from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The midseason finale of  Supernatural scored a 1.1, up 22 percent from last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (Live + Same Day)

Time Net Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – R 2.8/9 10.67
NBC The Voice 2.2/7 10.87
FOX MasterChef Junior 1.6/5 4.88
CW The Flash 1.5/5 4.53
ABC Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – R 1.1/3 4.18
9:00 CBS NCIS – R 1.7/5 10.22
ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.7/5 5.22
FOX New Girl 1.5/4 3.29
NBC Marry Me 1.2/4 4.86
CW Supernatural 1.1/3 2.81
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.2/3 2.56
NBC About A Boy 0.9/3 3.73
10:00 CBS The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 3.3/10 9.12
ABC Forever 1.1/3 5.14
NBC Angelina Jolie: Unbroken 1.0/3 4.75

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,” 2.6/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.8/4; “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 1.2/4 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” (1.2/4 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” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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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