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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Deliver Season-Highs with Crossover on CBS

CBS was Tuesday’s top network by far thanks to the “NCIS” / “NCIS: New Orleans” crossover. The stunt programming gave “NCIS” its largest total audience since Feb. 10, 2015 and “NCIS: New Orleans” its best deliveries in viewers and adults 18-49 since Jan. 6, 2015.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.4/4 3674 0.6/3 1.0/3 1.3/4
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat (r) 2.3/4 3583 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:30 The Muppets (r) 1.3/2 2082 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.7/2
9:00 Shark Tank (s) 2.7/4 4315 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.5/4
10:00 Beyond the Tank (s) 2.5/5 3875 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 8.9/15 14509 1.3/5 2.2/7 3.1/9
8:00 NCIS 11.5/19 18974 1.6/6 2.7/9 3.9/11
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans 10.4/17 17251 1.4/5 2.5/8 3.6/10
10:00 Limitless 4.6/8 7303 0.8/4 1.4/5 1.9/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.3/7 6743 1.1/4 1.6/5 2.2/6
8:00 Hollywood Game Night (p) 2.8/5 4412 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
9:00 Chicago Fire 4.7/8 7426 1.2/5 1.8/6 2.5/7
10:00 Chicago Med 5.3/10 8392 1.2/5 1.9/6 2.6/7
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.8/3 2785 0.9/4 1.1/4 1.3/4
8:00 New Girl (p) 2.1/3 3328 1.3/6 1.4/5 1.6/5
8:30 Grandfathered 1.9/3 2951 0.9/3 1.0/3 1.3/3
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.8/3 2730 1.0/4 1.2/4 1.4/4
9:30 The Grinder 1.4/2 2134 0.6/2 0.8/2 1.0/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 937 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 0.8/1 1172 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.4/1
9:00 iZombie (r) 0.5/1 702 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2282 0.9/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.2/2 2115 0.8/3
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.1/2 2071 0.8/3
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2386 0.9/3
10:03 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.3/2 2388 0.9/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 1/05/16

Shark Tank” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Beyond the Tank” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/3

NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.8/7
Men 18-34: 1.4/6
Women 18-49: 2.9/9
Men 18-49: 2.4/9

NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/6
Men 18-34: 1.2/5
Women 18-49: 2.7/8
Men 18-49: 2.2/7

Limitless” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Hollywood Game Night” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.6/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/7
Men 18-49: 1.3/4

Chicago Med” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.6/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

New Girl” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 1.2/5
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Grandfathered” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.1/3
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

The Grinder” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 1/05/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Tuesday, January 5:


  1. “The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN, 9 p.m.): 3.109 million

  2. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.042

  3. “Fixer Upper” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 2.907

  4. “Curse of Oak Island” (History, 9 p.m.): 2.793

  5. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 2.580
  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 2.561

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 2.496

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): 2.490

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 2.378

  10. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 2.322
  11. “College Basketball: Kentucky @ LSU” (ESPN, 9:03-11:08 p.m., 1.33 household rating): 2.018

  12. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8 p.m.): 1.958

  13. “Moonshiners” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 1.918

  14. Movie: “Horton Hears a Who!” (2008) (Disney Channel, 8 p.m.): 1.891

  15. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30 p.m.): 1.848
  16. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 1.832

  17. “Fixer Upper” (HGTV, 8 p.m.): 1.826

  18. “Little Couple” (TLC, 9 p.m.): 1.811

  19. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9 p.m.): 1.775

  20. “Curse of Oak Island” (History, 10:03 p.m.): 1.742

  • “College Basketball: Wisconsin @ Indiana” (ESPN, 7:00-9:03 p.m., 0.78 household rating): 1.267

  • “NBA Basketball: Golden State @ L.A. Lakers” (NBA TV, 10:36 p.m.-12:50 a.m., 0.32 household rating): 0.466


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. Chicago Med and Chicago Fire had switched the timeslot for the three-episode-crossover event that concluded on Chicago PD. On Tuesday, CF ran at 9 pm, C Med at 10 pm.
    The sub-demo numbers for both shows might need adjustment, too.

  2. Do you have ratings for Phineas and Ferb on Disney XD and SpongeBob SquarePants on Nicktoons? Thanks.

    • Phineas and Ferb (DXD, 1/05 2:30-3:00 a.m.) 150,000 viewers, 0.03 adults 18-49 rating

      SpongeBob (Nicktoons, 1/05 10:30-11:00 p.m.) 479,000 viewers, 0.1 adults 18-49 rating

      • Do you have ratings for The Penguins of Madagascar (11 am-12 pm) and My Life as a Teenage Robot (12-1 pm) on Nicktoons?

        • Penguins of Madagascar (Nicktoons, 1/05 11:00-11:30 a.m.) 72,000 viewers, 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

          Penguins of Madagascar (Nicktoons, 1/05 11:30 a.m.-noon) 95,000 viewers, 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

          Life as a Teenage Robot (Nicktoons, 1/05 12:00-12:30 p.m.) 71,000 viewers, 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

          Life as a Teenage Robot (Nicktoons, 1/05 12:30-1:00 p.m.) 74,000 viewers, 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

  3. Visitors requesting ratings are only allowed a MAXIMUM of TWO shows per query. You cannot make additional requests until the prior ones you had made are addressed

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    • American Harvest (RFD, 1/05 9:30-10:00 p.m.) 33,000 viewers, 0.00 adults 18-49 rating

      The Kennedy Files (Reelz, 1/05 9:00-10:00 p.m.) 131,000 viewers, 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

    • SpongeBob (Nickelodeon, 1/05 3:00-3:30 p.m.) 1.351 million viewers, 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

      SpongeBob (Nickelodeon, 1/05 3:30-4:00 p.m.) 1.479 million viewers, 0.3 adults 18-49 rating