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CBS and NBC Dominate Final Tuesday in January

ABC Lags With 'Marvel's Agent Carter' and the Return of 'What Would You Do?'

UPDATED TUESDAY RATINGS SCORECARD

What follows are the preliminary national ratings for Tuesday, January 26 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Note that these results are based on the time period averages and are not program based.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.51 million, NBC: 6.81, ABC: 2.78, CW: 2.68, Fox: 2.43

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.5 rating/5 share, CBS: 1.1/ 4, CW: 1.0/ 3, Fox: 0.9/ 3, ABC: 0.8/ 3

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat (R)
Viewers: 3.54 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#5)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 11.71 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1t)

NBC – Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 4.53 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – New Girl
Viewers: 2.87 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 3.64 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Muppets (R)
Viewers: 2.18 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 12.06 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1t)

NBC – Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 4.48 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Grandfathered
Viewers: 2.54 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 3.70 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.99 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 9.44 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 7.19 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 2.32 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 1.83 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.80 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 8.67 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 7.87 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1)

Fox – The Grinder
Viewers: 1.99 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 1.57 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – What Would You Do? (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.54 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Limitless (R)
Viewers: 4.93 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 8.27 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – What Would You Do? (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.61 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#2t)

CBS – Limitless (R)
Viewers: 4.26 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 8.54 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. FROM NBC

    “CHICAGO FIRE” & “CHICAGO MED” RANK AS THE #1-2 SHOWS OF THE NIGHT IN 18-49

    “CHICAGO FIRE” DOMINATES AT 10 P.M. IN ALL KEY MEASURES

    “CHICAGO MED” DOUBLES NBC’S JANUARY AVERAGE IN THE TIME PERIOD LAST YEAR

    “HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT” MATCHES LAST WEEK’S 1.2 IN FAST AFFILS

    Tuesday Primetime Results:

    NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics (including a tie in men 18-34), with “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” delivering the #1-2 ratings of the night in adults 18-49.

    “Chicago Fire” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Is the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and other key measures.

    · Dominates the 10-11 p.m. ET hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure.

    · Beats the ABC-CBS competition combined in adults 18-49 (1.8 vs. a combined 1.5 for CBS’s “Limitless” encore [0.8] and ABC’s season premiere of “What Would You Do” [0.7]).

    · Is up +13% versus its average last season when airing without a “Voice” lead-in in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.6).

    · Delivers its 19th consecutive time-period win in 18-49 versus regular ABC-CBS competition in the 10-11 p.m. slot when in original, dating back to February 2015.

    · Will add substantial audience via time-shifting and VOD — “Chicago Fire” has grown by +61% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.86 to a 2,99) and 3.6 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 11.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7..

    “Chicago Med” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Is close to rounding to a 1.7 (currently reporting a 1.646 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Wins the slot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demos.

    · Doubles NBC’s January average in the slot last year (1.6 vs. 0.8 for comedies) and triples the January 2015 average in total viewers (7.531 million vs. 2.463 million).

    · Builds +33% on its lead-in in 18-49 and +67% in total viewers.

    · Is the #2 show of the night in adults 18-49, behind only NBC’s “Chicago Fire.”

    · Will add substantial audience via time-shifting and VOD — “Chicago Med” has increased by +40% in 18-49 rating (from a 2.00 to a 2.80) and 2.7 million viewers overall (8.8 million to 11.5 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    “Hollywood Game Night” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Maintains 100% of last week’s 1.2 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings, and 92% of last week’s season-high 1.3 in official nationals.

    · Ranks #2 or tied for #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in every key measure.

    · In total viewers, retains 97% of last week’s season-high 4.637 million in official nationals.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    · In adult 18-49 rating in the local people meters, Fallon (1.0) topped the combined results of CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.4) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.5).

    · In 18-49 in the local people meters, Meyers (0.5) beat Colbert (0.4) and tied Kimmel (0.5), despite Meyers’ later start time.

    · Fallon’s guests Tuesday night included Josh Brolin, Kate McKinnon and musical guest Billy Ocean.

    · Meyers’ guests Tuesday included Kate Hudson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Brian Koppelman.

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.9/8; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.9/5; 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,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

    · 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” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2 with an encore).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  2. FROM ABC

    The CW’s Flash tied for first at 8pmin a18-49 (w/CBS) and #1 outright in a18-34. I know there were some repeats on CBS and ABC, but first in a18-49 is still big.

    We also beat ABC and Fox in total viewers. Whoot!

    Flash up 9% in viewers, 8% in a18-34 and 8% in a18-49 vs last week’s original episode.

  3. FROM ABC

    ABC Primetime 2015-16 (Most Current – 09/21/15-01/24/16)

    Based on non-sports programming (to account for inflated averages from sports coverage), ABC ranks No. 1 season to date in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6), leading Fox by 2-tenths (1.7/6) and tied with CBS (1.9/6) and NBC (1.9/7). The Net is also the non-sports leader among key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49).

    · Season’s Highest-Rated TV Series: The Net airs 7 of the Top 20 entertainment series this season on broadcast TV in Adults 18-49 (the most for any net), delivering 4 in the Top 10 with 3 of the Top 5 dramas (TGIT lineup): “Scandal” (4.1 rating) – No. 4, “Grey’s Anatomy” (3.9 rating) – No. 5, “How to Get Away with Murder” (3.8 rating) – No. 7, “Modern Family” (3.6 rating) – No. 9, “Quantico” (3.0 rating) – No. 13, while “The Goldbergs” (2.6 rating) and “Once Upon a Time” (2.6 rating) tie at No. 18.

    · ABC Leads Season with Advertiser-Coveted Upscale Young Adults: Among Adults 18-49 in homes with $100K+ Annual Income in the non-sports numbers, ABC (2.84 rating) ranks No. 1 this season, leading NBC by 8% (2.64 rating), CBS by 13% (2.52 rating) and Fox by 37% (2.07 rating). ABC airs 9 of the Top 20 highest-rated broadcast entertainment series (most for any net) among high-income young adults, placing 5 of the Top 10: “Modern Family“ (5.64 rating) – No. 3, “Grey’s Anatomy” (5.13) – No. 4, “Scandal” (5.06) – No. 5, “The Bachelor” (4.44) – No. 8, “How to Get Away with Murder” (4.35) – No. 10, “Quantico” (4.04) – No. 11, “black-ish” (3.58) – No. 15, “The Goldbergs” (3.47) – No. 17 and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (3.32) – No. 18.

    · First or Second on 4 of 7 Nights: ABC ranks No. 1 or No. 2 on 4 of 7 nights during the week among Adults 18-49: Wednesday – No. 2, Thursday – No. 2, Friday – No. 1 and Saturday – No. 2.

    · Shows Improving Time Periods: In Adults 18-49 during their fall 2015 runs, ABC’s ”The Muppets” (+47%) and “Fresh Off the Boat” (+83%) each improved their respective time periods by strong double digits over last year. Versus the same point last season, “Dr. Ken” (+33% – 3-year high in the slot – since 2012-13) and “Quantico” (+67% – 6-year high in the time slot – since 2009-10 season) are also improving their slots with young adults. In addition, “How to Get Away with Murder” is up 12% over the same point in its freshman season.

    · TV’s Strongest 3-Hour Drama Block with Young Adults: ABC’s TGIT lineup is the dominant No. 1 3-hour drama block on TV (out of 7 total on the major nets) in Adults 18-49, leading runner-up CBS’ Tuesday lineup by 54% (4.0/13 vs. 2.6/8).

    · ABC Series Among Most Popularly Recorded and Played Back: On average during primetime, ABC’s numbers for original programming jump from the first-reported Live + Same Day averages to the finalized Live + 7 Day ratings by 27% in Total Viewers (6.3 million to 8.2 million) and by 38% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 to 2.2/7), standing as the biggest gainer among the major nets on both counts. ABC’s series remain among the most popularly recorded and played back TV shows again this season, as it delivers 4 of the Top 10 biggest broadcast gainers in Total Viewers and 5 of the Top 10 among Adults 18-49, the most for any net. A total of 12 ABC series add 2 million viewers or more from their initially reported totals via time-shifted viewing: “Quantico” (+4.4 million), “Modern Family” (+4.4 million), “How to Get Away with Murder” (+4.1 million), “Scandal” (+4.0 million), “Castle” (+3.8 million), “Grey’s Anatomy” (+3.4 million), “American Crime” (+2.9 million), “S.H.I.E.L.D” (+2.6 million), “black-ish” (+2.6 million), “Nashville” (+2.4 million), “Once Upon a Time” (+2.3 million) and “The Goldbergs” (+2.3 million). Among Adults 18-49, 9 of ABC’s series register substantial ratings increases of at least 1.0 rating points: “Modern Family” (+1.9 rating), “HTGAWM” (+1.7 rating), “Scandal” (+1.6 rating), “Quantico” (+1.5 rating), “Grey’s” (+1.5 rating), “black-ish” (+1.1 rating), “S.H.I.E.L.D” (+1.1 rating), “Once Upon a Time” (+1.0 rating) and “The Goldbergs” (+1.0 rating).

  4. the Chicagos are rock solid, building each half hour from 9-11. They don’t seem very Voice dependent either. NBC has to be incredibly happy with their performance. I can see why Chicago Law is on its way.

    Fox, on the other hand, has got to be concerned with the entire night, especially after how well the Monday shows did.

    • If NBC is “incredibly happy” then they need to stop taking whatever makes them believe their own press.

      Can’t beat the re-run of a season 13 show?!!! That’s no hit!

  5. Horrible numbers for Fox. They need to start from scratch on their horrendous comedy lineup. New Girl being the higher rated one with /those/ numbers is sad. The Flash was number 1 for the hour in the Demo against originals.

    The Chicago block holding up nicely

    • Newman and Walden knowingly renewed Flop Girl and Brooklyn Flop-Flop, so they got what they deserved…

      Entirely self-inflicted wounds which have nothing to do with “the times”, “the internet”, “the mobile internet”, and “generational preferences”…

  6. Those are amazingly awful numbers for Flop Girl and Agent Carter (of F.L.O.P.)..

    Renewing those shows was certain to cause those results and yet they did it…

    And you wonder why I have no respect for Walden and Newman…

    Also of note, a re-run of NCIS got 11 million viewers, but we’re supposed to hail the Chicagos as hits because they manage to come 3-4 million under that level because, you know, “times have changed”…