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The Kennedy Center Honors Leads CBS to Tuesday Victory

Respectable Results for an Encore of Game Show 'The Wall' on NBC

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, December 26 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.93 million, NBC: 3.75, ABC: 3.39, Fox: 1.52, CW: 756,000

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.0 rating/4 share, ABC and NBC: 0.8/ 3 each, Fox> 0.4/ 1, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle (R)
Viewers: 4.47 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 9.58 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

NBC – The Wall (R)
Viewers: 4.60 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R)
Viewers: 1.55 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 983,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – American Housewife (R)
Viewers: 3.73 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 9.59 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – The Wall (R)
Viewers: 4.99 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1)

Fox – New Girl (R)
Viewers: 1.12 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 842,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Fresh off the Boat (R)
Viewers: 3.02 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Viewers: 8.76 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

NBC – This is Us (R)
Viewers: 3.75 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 1.63 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

CW – No Tomorrow
Viewers: 621,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Real O’Neals (R)
Viewers: 2.43 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Viewers: 8.80 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

NBC – This is Us (R)
Viewers: 3.43 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 1.83 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

CW – No Tomorrow
Viewers: 580,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (Carrie Fisher and George Michael)
Viewers: 3.15 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

CBS – 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Viewers: 8.53 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Fire (R)
Viewers: 2.80 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (Carrie Fisher and George Michael)
Viewers: 3.42 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Viewers: 8.30 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Chicago Fire (R)
Viewers: 2.92 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

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

    AN ENCORE OF “THE WALL” TIES AS THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT IN 18-49, GROWS HALF-HOUR TO HALF-HOUR IN EVERY KEY MEASURE

    Tuesday Primetime Ratings:

    An encore telecast of “The Wall” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Ties as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49 with CBS’ “NCIS” rebroadcast (1.1 each).
    · Is the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 outright in adults, men and women 18-34.
    · Grows from half-hour to half-hour in every key measure, including a gain of +20% in adults 18-49 (1.0 to 1.2).
    · Upscale: In its initial run, the Dec. 19 preview of “The Wall” generated a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 107 among adults 18-49 living in $100K+ homes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those upscale homes).

    An encore of “This Is Us” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):
    · Ranked #2 among the Big 4 nets in the hour in adults 18-49 and tied for #1 in adults 18-34 and women 18-34.
    · Upscale: “This Is Us” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 140 among adults 18-49 living in $100K+ homes

    A rebroadcast “Chicago Fire” averaged a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 2.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/4 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/3 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.4/2 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3 with an encore.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 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, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/2 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/1 with an encore.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 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 CBS

    CBS Tuesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS” POSTS ACROSS-THE-BOARD GROWTH;

    UP +14% IN VIEWERS AND +11% IN A18-49

    FROM LAST YEAR

    CBS Sweeps the Night in Viewers and Key Demos

    · From 9:00-11:00 PM, THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS was first in viewers (8.60m), A18-49 (1.0) and A25-54 (1.5). Compared to last year’s broadcast, THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS was up +14% in viewers, +11% in A18-49 and +7% in A25-54.

    · At 8:00 PM, a rebroadcast of NCIS topped the night in viewers (9.58m) and A18-49 (1.1, tie).

    · CBS was first on Tuesday in viewers (8.93m), A18-49 (1.0) and A25-54 (1.6).