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CBS Wins Tuesday; NBC the Net to Beat in the Key Young Adult Demos

ABC and Fox Continue to Stuggle

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 7.8/13, NBC: 6.9/11, ABC: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 1.1/ 2, CW: 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +32, CBS: +11, Fox and CW: no change, NBC: – 5

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-Winners:

“NCIS” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “Bull” (CBS), “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)

-Losers:
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), “New Girl” (Fox), “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC), “The Real O’Neals” (ABC), “Scream Queens” (Fox),

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Ratings Breakdown:
CBS remained the network to beat in the Tuesday overnights with its line-up of dramas “NCIS” (#1: for the night: 9.3 rating/16 share), freshman “Bull” (#1t: 7.6/12) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#2: 6.6/12). “Bull,” of course, is a shoo-in for a second season renewal. But NBC is a lock for dominance in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demos) care of the fall season-finale of “The Voice,” which scored an ample 7.6/13 in households from 9-11 p.m. Comparably, that was just seven percent below the fall season-ender on the year-ago evening (8.2/13 on 12/15/15), and it was its highest Tuesday overnight rating since Sept. 27 (7.9).

Earlier in the evening on NBC was ”The Voice” clips show at a second-place 5.5/ 9 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m.

On ABC, three of the four sitcoms last night – “The Middle” (#3: 4.4/ 7), “American Housewife” (#3: 3.5/ 6) and “Fresh Off the Boat” (#3: 2.6/ 4) from 8-9:30 p.m. – each received an additional episode order for the season. That brings the trio to 23 in total. But sophomore “The Real O’Neals” is waiting for the proverbial axe to swing at this point with a 2.1/ 3 at 9:30 p.m. (#3).

An encore telecast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” closed the night for the alphabet net with a mere 1.1/ 2 at 10 p.m. (#3).

Elsewhere, Fox could not compete with its Tuesday line-up of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.6/ 3), “New Girl” (#4: 1.3/ 2) and “Scream” (#4: 0.9/ 1). And The CW ducked the competition with encore telecasts of “The Flash” (#5: 0.8/ 1) and “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 0.6/ 1).

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, December 13 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle”: 4.4/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 9.1/15 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.5/ 9 (#3)
Fox – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 9.5/16 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.5/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “New Girl” 1.3/ 2 (#5)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 7.5/12 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (fall finale): 7.7/12 (#1)
Fox – “Scream Queens”: 0.9/ 1 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Real O’Neals”: 2.1/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 7.6/12 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice” (fall finale): 7.5/12 (#2)
Fox – “Scream Queens”: 0.8/ 1 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 6.6/12 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (fall finale): 7.5/13 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 6.6/12 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (fall finale): 7.6/14 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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