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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘Chicago Fire’ Extends 10 p.m. Time Slot Winning Streak in Adults 18-49 to One Full Year for NBC

CBS continued its Tuesday dominance — thanks to “NCIS” and its spinoff “NCIS: New Orleans” — among total viewers (11.98 million), adults 18-49 (1.8 rating/6 share), adults 25-54 (2.6/7). CBS tied NBC for No. 1 in adults 18-34 (0.9/4).

Chicago Fire” delivered NBC’s 23rd consecutive time-period win in adults 18-49 versus regular ABC-CBS competition in the 10-11 p.m. slot when in an original telecast, dating back to February 2015. In addition on this night at 10-11 p.m., FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” also bested CBS’s “Limitless” and ABC’s second hour of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” among adults 18-49.

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Programming Insider Tuesday, February 23, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/3 2865 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat 2.9/5 4590 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
8:30 The Muppets 1.6/3 2602 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:00 Marvel’s Agent Carter 1.5/3 2499 0.5/2 0.8/2 0.9/3
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 7.4/13 11979 0.9/4 1.8/6 2.6/7
8:00 NCIS 10.7/18 17470 1.2/5 2.4/8 3.5/10
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans 7.8/13 12599 0.9/4 1.8/6 2.7/7
10:00 Limitless 3.8/7 5867 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.5/5
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.0/7 6183 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.9/5
8:00 Hollywood Game Night 2.6/4 4104 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.5/4
9:00 Chicago Med 4.3/7 6642 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.0/5
10:00 Chicago Fire 5.1/9 7802 1.0/4 1.6/6 2.2/7
Fox PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.4/2 2148 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
8:00 New Girl 1.7/3 2679 1.0/4 1.2/4 1.4/4
8:30 Grandfathered 1.4/2 2166 0.6/2 0.8/2 0.9/3
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.3/2 2134 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
9:30 The Grinder 1.1/2 1614 0.4/1 0.6/2 0.7/2
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.6/3 2624 0.8/3 1.0/3 1.1/3
8:00 The Flash 2.3/4 3803 1.2/5 1.4/5 1.6/4
9:00 iZombie 0.9/1 1445 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.6/2
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2062 0.8/3
7:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino (p) 1.2/2 2086 0.8/3
7:59 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.1/2 1935 0.7/2
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2368 0.9/3
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1861 0.7/2

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 2/23/16

Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

The Muppets” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

Marvel’s Agent Carter” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.4/5
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 2.7/9
Men 18-49: 2.0/7

NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/6
Men 18-49: 1.6/5

Limitless” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Hollywood Game Night” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Chicago Med” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

New Girl” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Grandfathered” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Grinder” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.4/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

The Flash” (CW)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 1.4/6
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

iZombie” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Women 18-34: 1.16
Men 18-34: 1.13
Women 18-49: 1.30
Men 18-49: 1.26

The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.68
Men 18-34: 0.31
Women 18-49: 1.14
Men 18-49: 0.43

Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 1.29
Men 18-34: 0.30
Women 18-49: 0.94
Men 18-49: 0.25

Shadowhunters” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.56
Men 18-34: 0.19
Women 18-49: 0.53
Men 18-49: 0.21

Teen Wolf” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.48
Men 18-34: 0.41
Women 18-49: 0.39
Men 18-49: 0.33

The Shannara Chronicles” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.28
Women 18-49: 0.34
Men 18-49: 0.32

Outsiders” (WGN America)
Women 18-34: 0.19
Men 18-34: 0.20
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.32

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 2/23/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Tuesday, February 23:


  1. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.661 million viewers (0.38 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. “Fixer Upper” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 3.479 (0.97)

  3. “The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN, 9-10 p.m.): 3.069 (0.79)

  4. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX, 10-11:17 p.m.): 2.988 (1.28)

  5. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.864 (0.39)
  6. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 2.417 (0.33)

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.397 (0.86)

  8. “Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT, 9-10 p.m.): 2.397 (0.43)

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30-10 p.m.): 2.328 (0.86)

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): 2.242 (0.82)
  11. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): 2.240 (0.81)

  12. “South Carolina Democratic Town Hall” (CNN, 8-10 p.m., 1.40 household rating): 2.161 (0.48)

  13. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 2.143 (0.75)

  14. “Fixer Upper” (HGTV, 8-9 p.m.): 2.023 (0.62)

  15. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.948 (0.51)
  16. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9-10 p.m.): 1.788 (0.67)

  17. “Moonshiners” (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): 1.760 (0.65)

  18. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.742 (0.80)

  19. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.719 (0.42)

  20. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): 1.602 (0.54)


  • “America’s Choice 2016-Nevada Republican Caucus” (CNN, 10-11 p.m., 1.04 household rating): 1.561 (0.35)

  • “Married at First Sight” (A&E, 9-10:01 p.m.): 1.494 (0.59)

  • “Little Couple” (TLC, 9-10:01 p.m.): 1.385 (0.35)

  • “Counting Cars” (History, 9:30-10 p.m.): 1.381 (0.38)

  • “Chopped” (Food Network, 10-11 p.m.): 1.330 (0.49)

  • “Dance Moms” (Lifetime, 9-10:06 p.m.): 1.323 (0.51)

  • “See No Evil” (ID, 10-11 p.m.): 1.305 (0.41)

  • “Counting Cars” (History, 9-9:30 p.m.): 1.287 (0.36)

  • “Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform, 8-9 p.m.): 1.271 (0.59)

  • College Basketball: Michigan State @ Ohio State” (ESPN, 9:00-10:55 p.m., 0.82 household rating): 1.237 million viewers (0.42 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Forged in Fire” (History, 10-11 p.m.): 1.060 (0.39)

  • “Ice Cold Killers” (ID, 8-9 p.m.): 1.046 (0.25)

  • “Obsession: Dark Desires” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 0.974 (0.29)

  • “Rattled” (TLC, 10:01-11:02 p.m.): 0.893 (0.28)

  • “Tosh.0” (Comedy Central, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.853 (0.50)

  • “Shadowhunters” (Freeform, 9-10 p.m.): 0.841 (0.37)

  • College Basketball: Kansas @ Baylor” (ESPN2, 8:02-10:00 p.m., 0.55 household rating): 0.828 million viewers (0.24 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Total Divas” (E!, 9-10 p.m.): 0.777 (0.38)

  • “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” (Bravo, 10-11 p.m.): 0.765 (0.29)

  • “Outsiders” (WGN America, 9-10:01 p.m.): 0.764 (0.29)

  • “Teen Wolf” (MTV, 9-10 p.m.): 0.760 (0.36)

  • “The Shannara Chronicles” (MTV, 10-11:01 p.m.): 0.723 (0.33)

  • “Married at First Sight” (FYI, 9-10:16 p.m.): 0.722 (0.30)

  • “Married at First Sight Special” (FYI, 10:16-10:31 p.m.): 0.691 (0.22)

  • SportsCenter” (ESPN, 10:55 p.m.-midnight, 0.47 household rating): 0.683 million viewers (0.31 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “It’s a Mann’s World” (BET, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.665 (0.23)

  • “It’s a Mann’s World” (BET, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.655 (0.26)

  • “Fit to Fat to Fit” (A&E, 10:01-11:02 p.m.): 0.565 (0.30)

  • “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” (Comedy Central, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.536 (0.29)

  • CONCACAF: Seattle Sounders vs. Club America” (Univision Deportes, 10:00 p.m.-12:01 a.m., 0.28 household rating): 0.516 million viewers (0.28 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Pitch Slapped” (Lifetime, 10:06-11:06 p.m.): 0.486 (0.19)


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Thanks for pointing out the winning streak for Chicago Fire I didn’t realize that they had a winning streak going back to last season like that. I wonder how long Chicago PD’s win streak is over CBS on Wednesdays?

    • MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER (ABC, 2/23)

      9:00 2.638 million viewers, 0.8/3 adults 18-49

      9:30 2.518 million viewers, 0.8/2 adults 18-49

      10:00 2.446 million viewers, 0.8/3 adults 18-49

      10:30 2.397 million viewers, 0.7/3 adults 18-49

    • Full House (Nick at Nite, 2/23 9:00-9:30 p.m.) 954,000 viewers; 0.24 adults 18-49 rating

      Full House (Nick at Nite, 2/23 9:30-10 p.m.) 918,000 viewers; 0.25 adults 18-49 rating

      Full House (Nick at Nite, 2/23 10:00-10:30 p.m.) 892,000 viewers; 0.26 adults 18-49 rating

      Full House (Nick at Nite, 2/23 10:30-11 p.m.) 930,000 viewers; 0.31 adults 18-49 rating

    • Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 2/23 7:30-8:00 p.m.) 1.345 million viewers; 0.25 adults 18-49 rating

      Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 2/23 8:00-8:30 p.m.) 1.466 million viewers; 0.28 adults 18-49 rating