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Updated Tuesday Scorecard; Easy Tuesday Victory for NBC

Respectable Sampling for 'Better Late Than Never' Debut on NBC, but ABC's 'The View' Anniversary special Falls Short

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, August 23 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:

NBC: 9.83 million, CBS: 5.68, ABC: 3.45, Fox: 1.27, CW: 770,000

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 2.1 rating/8 share, ABC and CBS: 0.8/ 3 each, Fox: 0.4/ 2, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.
ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 5.01 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#2)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 7.20 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – America’s Got Talent
Viewers: 10.01 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R)
Viewers: 1.35 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 900,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 4.69 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 7.40 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – America’s Got Talent
Viewers: 10.82 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 9 (#1)

Fox – New Girl (R)
Viewers: 1.06 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 868,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
Viewers: 2.97 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Zoo
Viewers: 5.17 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – America’s Got Talent
Viewers: 11.56 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer (R)
Viewers: 1.29 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

CW – MadTV (R)
Viewers: 662,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
Viewers: 2.67 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Zoo
Viewers: 4.55 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – America’s Got Talent
Viewers: 11.81 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer (R)
Viewers: 1.38 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

CW – MadTV (R)
Viewers: 650,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The View: 20 Years in the Making
Viewers: 2.62 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 4.74 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3/ (#2)

NBC – Better Late Than Never (series premiere)
Viewers: 8.00 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The View: 20 Years in the Making
Viewers: 2.75 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 5.04 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3/ (#2)

NBC – Better Late Than Never (series premiere)
Viewers: 6.70 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#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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  1. FROM NBC

    “BETTER LATE THAN NEVER” IS THE SUMMER’S TOP-DEBUTING NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ON THE BIG 4

    “TALENT” AND “BLTN” ARE THE #1-2 SHOWS OF THE NIGHT IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

    WITH ITS FIRST TUESDAY TELECAST IN THREE WEEKS, “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” RETAINS 100% OF ITS PRIOR TUESDAY FAST-AFFILIATE RATING, GROWS +9% VS. THE SAME NIGHT LAST YEAR

    L+3: THE PREVIOUS TUESDAY “TALENT” INCREASED BY MORE THAN 2.0 MILLION VIEWERS IN L+3, THE BIGGEST LIFT OF THE NIGHT

    Tuesday Results:

    NBC wins the night, leading six of six half-hours among the Big 4 nets in both 18-49 and total viewers with the #1-2 shows of the night in both categories, “America’s Got Talent” and “Better Late Than Never.”

    NBC has now won 19 consecutive nights among the Big 4 in both measures.

    The debut of “Better Late Than Never” (1.6/6 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #1 original new series premiere this summer in 18-49 and total viewers on the Big 4 networks (excludes primetime adaptations of daytime game shows, such as “$100,000 Pyramid”).

    · Delivers NBC’s highest non-Olympic / non-“Talent” ratings in the slot since “The Voice” season finale on May 24 in both 18-49 and total viewers.

    · Grows +45% versus NBC’s slot average over the prior four weeks with a lead-in from “America’s Got Talent” in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.1 for July 12 through Aug. 2) and +54% in total viewers (7.350 million vs. 4.762 million).

    · Wins the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key category.

    · Is the #2 show of the night in both 18-49 and total viewers, behind only “America’s Got Talent.”

    “America’s Got Talent” (2.4/9 in 18-49, 11.1 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET):
    · Grows +9% versus the same night last year in 18-49 (2.4 vs. 2.2 on Aug. 25, 2015) and +7% in total viewers (11.074 million vs. 10.339 million).

    · With its first Tuesday telecast in three weeks, retains 100% of its prior 18-49 rating in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings (2.4 vs. 2.4 on Aug. 2) and 96% of its prior official-national rating (2.4 vs. 2.5). In total viewers, “Talent” retains 98% of its prior fast-affiliate result (11.074 million vs. 11.305 million on Aug. 2) and 96% of the previous official-national result (11.074 million vs. 11.567 million).

    · Is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in all key categories.

    · Wins the slot among those nets in every key measure.

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting – the prior Tuesday “Talent” on Aug. 2 increased by +24% in 18-49 (2.45 to 3.05) and more than 2.0 million viewers overall (11.6 million to 13.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3, to garner the biggest L+3 gain of the night in total viewers.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    With guests Dolly Parton and Donald Glover, Jimmy Fallon delivered an eight-month high for a Tuesday “Tonight Show” in metered-market households.

    Jimmy Fallon comfortably beat the combined ratings of Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert last night in adult 18-49 ratings in Nielsen’s local people meters (0.9 vs. a combined 0.7).

    The big win comes one day after “Tonight” doubled Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with guest Hillary Clinton in 18-49 in the local people meters (0.8 vs. 0.4 on Aug. 22).

    Also Tuesday night, Seth Meyers beat Colbert and tied Kimmel in 18-49 in the local people meters despite starting an hour later.

    A Carson Daly encore tied Colbert and beat “Nightline” and James Corden in the local people meters, despite its later start time.

    Tuesday Night Results:

    Last night, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” averaged a 3.0 rating, 8 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.9/5 in 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
    · The 3.0 in households is “Tonight’s” highest Tuesday rating since Dec. 15, 2015 (3.4), the night of the “Voice 9” finale.

    · The 0.9 in 18-49 tops Tuesday’s combined 18-49 ratings of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.4) and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.3).

    · Jimmy Fallon’s guests Tuesday night were Dolly Parton (also musical guest) and Donald Glover.

    At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” delivered a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 in 18-49 in the local people meters.
    · The 0.4 ties Kimmel (0.4) and tops Colbert (0.3) in 18-49 in the local people meters, despite “Late Night” starting an hour later than Kimmel or Colbert.

    · The 1.4 ties Kimmel (1.4) in metered-market households.

    · Seth Meyers’ Tuesday guests were Bob Costas and Dylan Lauren.

    At 1:35 a.m. ET, a rebroadcast “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the local people meters
    · The 0.3 ties CBS’s original Colbert and out-rates ABC’s first-run “Nightline” (0.2) and CBS’s original “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (0.2) in 18-49 in the local people meters, despite “Last Call” starting two hours later than Colbert and an hour later than “Nightline” and Corden.

    · Carson Daly’s guest Tuesday night were Akbar Gbajabiamila & Matt Iseman, Summer Cannibals and Daniels

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 3.0/8; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.8/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.9/5; “Late Show,” 0.3/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/1).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 with an encore 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

    “ZOO” DELIVERS ITS LARGEST AUDIENCE IN SEVEN WEEKS

    Up +21% in Viewers and +14% in Adults 18-49 From Last Week

    · At 9:00 PM, ZOO averaged 4.86m (+21% from 4.02m last week against the Olympics), 0.8 in A18-49 (+14% from 0.7) and 1.2 in A25-54 (+20% from 1.0). ZOO delivered its largest audience since July 5.

  3. What is sad to me is that with Henry Winkler and William Shatner, you could make a great scripted show, but the powers that be would rather make a “reality” show…