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CBS Tops Tuesday; Season High ‘The Flash’ on The CW

ABC and Fox Continue to Struggle

What follows are the preliminary national ratings for Tuesday, February 9 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: 11.97 million, NBC: 6.33, ABC: 2.97, CW: 2.73, Fox: 2.51

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.8 rating/6 share, NBC: 1.5/ 5, CW: 1.1/ 3, Fox: 1.0/ 3, ABC: 0.8/ 2


8:00 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 4.53 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

Viewers: 16.63 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.82 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#5)

Fox – New Girl
Viewers: 3.21 million (#5), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 3.96 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Muppets
Viewers: 2.92 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4t)

Viewers: 17.04 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.84 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Grandfathered
Viewers: 2.56 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4t)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 3.99 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agent Carter
Viewers: 3.00 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 13.18 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.78 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 2.31 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

CW – iZombie
Viewers: 1.62 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.72 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 12.15 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 7.28 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

Fox – The Grinder
Viewers: 1.98 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3t)

CW – iZombie
Viewers: 1.36 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – What Would You Do?
Viewers: 2.34 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Limitless
Viewers: 6.89 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.99 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – What Would You Do?
Viewers: 2.27 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Limitless
Viewers: 5.90 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.29 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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    · At 8:00 PM, NCIS was first in viewers (16.84m), A18-49 (2.4, nc from its last first-run broadcast on 1/19) and A25-54 (3.5), the night’s top broadcast in all these measures.

    · At 9:00 PM, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (12.67m), A18-49 (1.9, up +6% from 1.8 for its last first-run broadcast on 1/19) and A25-54 (2.7, nc).

    · At 10:00 PM, LIMITLESS averaged 6.40m, (up from 6.33m for its last first-run episode on 1/19), 1.3 in A18-49 (up +8% from 1.2) and 1.8 in A25-54 (up +13% from 1.6).

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (11.97m), A18-49 (1.8) and A25-54 (2.7).






    Tuesday Primetime Results:

    “Chicago Fire” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 8.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Wins the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure.

    · Ranks #1 by a +38% margin among those nets in the slot in adults 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.3 for CBS’s #2 “Limitless”).

    · Maintains its 1.8 rating for a fifth straight telecast.

    · Delivers its 21st 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.

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

    · Is up +29% versus its ratings on the same night last year in both 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.4 on Feb. 10, 2015) and total viewers (8.140 million vs. 6.289 million).

    · Will add substantial audience via time-shifting and VOD — “Chicago Fire” has grown by +62% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.85 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, 7.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Maintains 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.6).

    · Doubles NBC’s rating in the slot on the same night last year (1.6 vs. 0.8 for comedies) and is up +189% versus the year-ago score in total viewers (7.031 million vs. 2.437 million).

    · Builds by +45% on its lead-in in 18-49 and +84% in total viewers.

    · Ranks #1 in the slot among the Big 4 in adults 18-34 (tie) and women 18-34.

    · Will add substantial audience via time-shifting and VOD — “Chicago Med” has increased by +42% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.93 to a 2.74) and 2.8 million viewers overall (8.5 million to 11.3 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    “Hollywood Game Night” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Maintains 100% of last week’s 1.1 rating in adults 18-49, whille growing +7% in adults 25-54 (1.5 vs. 1.4) and +20% in men 25-54 (1.2 vs. 1.0).

    · Ranks #2 in the time period among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and adults 25-54.

    Estimates After 7 Days of Time-Shifting and Alt-Platform Viewing:

    · “Hollywood Game Night,” 1.3 rating in 18-49, 4.13 million viewers overall.

    · “Chicago Med,” 2.7, 10.29 million.

    · “Chicago Fire,” 3.1, 12.47 million.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.8/7; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/5.

    · 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” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).

    · 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 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research

      • I figured it wouldn’t. He is doing a political oriented show. I don’t know why he won’t do a more diverse show. He seems very relaxed standing up and he doesn’t even do a monologue


    Fresh Off the Boat (8:00-8:30pm – 4.5 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

    In its new 8pm time period, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat took second with Total Viewers (4.5 million) to CBS’ top-rated NCIS, outdrawing Fox’s New Girl head to head by 1.3 million viewers to rank as Tuesday’s most watched comedy.

    The Muppets (8:30-9:30pm – 2.9 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

    At 8:30pm in its new time slot, ABC freshman The Muppets outdrew its freshman comedy competition in the half-hour for the 2nd week in a row (Fox’s Grandfathered) with Total Viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.6 million) and tied it among Adults 18-49 (0.9/3). The Muppets grew over its week-ago Fast Affiliate numbers with Total Viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/2), which adjusted up in the National ratings.

    Agent Carter (9:00-10:00pm – 2.9 million and 0.8/2 in AD18-49):

    At 9pm, ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter gained 4% in Total Viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.8 million) week to week and held even with Adults 18-49 (0.8/2). In addition, Agent Carter jumped week to week in Adults 18-34 (+25%) and Women 18-34 (+20%).

    · Record Playback Gains: In the most recent rounds of available TV playback data, ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter delivered new playback highs in L+3 and L+7 among Adults 18-49, with the prior week’s telecast spiking +63% with just 3 days of playback (from a 0.8 in L+SD to a 1.3) and the second season premiere jumping +78% after 7 days of playback (from a 0.9 in L+SD to a 1.6).

    What Would You Do? (10:00-11:00pm – 2.3 million and 0.6/2 in AD18-49):

    At 10pm opposite increased competition week to week from original dramas on CBS (Limitless) and NBC (Chicago Fire), ABC’s What Would You Do? held even with Total Viewers (2.3 million) and Adults 25-54 (0.8/2).

  4. I have to say I’m surprised that New Girl has held up as well as it has. It’s been pretty consistent at a 1.4

    The Chicagos are building very nicely off of HGN. Looks like they’re not really lead in dependent. NBC should definitely think about moving one of them next year… most likely to Thursdays at 10PM.

    • Although NBC needs them more on Thursdays but with football in the picture now next season I think NBC should keep Med and Fire together on Tuesdays. It’s a real dynamic combo following The Voice plus NBC does have Chicago Law in the pipeline so with four of these shows now they can move one of them to Thursdays but they need to keep the two together on Tuesdays.

    • Flop Girl is not “holding up well”…

      It’s a huge flop.

      I guess FOX’s move to put all its worse flops on the same night worked… 🙁

  5. Man Chicago Med has to do some major growth and heavy lifting out of Hollywood Game Night, only a couple of more Tuesdays without The Voice leading off the night. Depending on how Little Big Shots do I would move it to Tuesdays leading off next winter. Still impressive either way for Med which is still a new show catching NCIS: NO in the demo, that’s a bad look for NCIS: NO which should be way out ahead over Med and in the 2s.

    Chicago Fire has been steady hot this season getting up to 1.8 every week now, the show has gotten new viewers this season. Can’t wait to see how the SVU-Chicago PD crossover does tonight.

    Limitless has to go as this show has slowed down their Tuesdays. I would like to see CBS to an all-NCIS night on Tuesdays next season by moving LA here.

    The Flash manhandled ABC and FOX which is pathetic for those two networks. FOX needs to blow that entire comedy lineup up and ABC needs a new strategy for Tuesdays they should definitely bring back the DWTS Results Show for the spring like they did last year.

    • I wonder if ABC would consider moving DWTS to Tuesdays and creating a comedy block on Monday (where there currently isn’t one.) I honestly don’t think NBC’s comedy numbers on Monday warrant them moving the Voice to Tuesdays/Wednesdays next season — it would mess up their more popular nights. But ABC could benefit.

      • I wondered about that as well it would benefit either show to move away from each other and I think DWTS should probably be the one to do it as I agree with you that NBC should not be sacrificing The Voice for a comedy block on Mondays and The Voice works well on Mondays. NBC is doing well with their Tuesdays and Wednesdays where they don’t need that kind of a move but ABC would benefit a lot and ABC could actually put The Bachelor in the fall schedule and ABC could consider a comedy block for Mondays as well. NBC definitely shouldn’t put any stock into Superstore’s numbers because they’re not big enough to start a block.

    • Your error is in not considering that the ratings that count are actual viewers, not demo stats.

      Those are for the losers to try and pretend they won.

      The two NCIS’ are the only shows above 10 million and lead the night, by far.

      Limitless, as Marc mentioned is squandering the strong lead-in.

  6. The Flash is to CW as the Vampire Diaries once was. Very steady and hitting some highs nearly cracking 4 million viewers. And it easily topped ABC and FOX. Both of which need to go back to the drawing board bad. I can’t believe FOX thought THAT was going to be a legit working two hour comedy block. Just yikes!

    I love Agent Carter and I hope the writers wrote a good finale because this is likely the end of the road.

    NBC very steady and will be even more steady on Tuesday once the Voice returns very soon. Hollywood Game night has been a decent place holder.

  7. Another night of “NCIS and the Megaflops”…

    Did FOX consciously put all their worst comedies in Tuesday so that Flop Girl would look better in comparison so that it could waste more money on it next year by arguing it was “Tuesday’s highest-rated comedy”..?

    What a colossal waste of money!!