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Updated Tuesday Ratings: Easy Win for CBS; NBC Solid

ABC and Fox Troubled on the Night

What follows are the preliminary national ratings for Tuesday, February 23 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: 11.91 million, NBC: 6.21, ABC: 2.85, CW: 2.65, Fox: 2.17

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.8 rating/6 share, NBC: 1.4/ 5, CW: 1.0/ 3, ABC and Fox: 0.8/ 3 each

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Of the Boat
Viewers: 4.54 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3t)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 17.09 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Hollywod Game Night
Viewers: 4.28 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#5)

Fox – New Girl
Viewers: 2.72 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#t)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 3.83 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Muppets
Viewers: 2.57 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4t)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 17.65 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Hollywod Game Night
Viewers: 4.15 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

Fox – Grandfathered
Viewers: 2.23 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4t)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 3.81 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.66 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 12.92 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.49 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 2.11 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CW – iZombie
Viewers: 1.59 (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.51 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 12.10 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.86 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

Fox – The Grinder
Viewers: 1.62 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – iZombie
Viewers: 1.35 (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.45 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Limitles
Viewers: 6.37 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.76 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.40 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Limitles
Viewers: 5.36 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.70 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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    • It’s another disaster.

      Predictable too as it is a TV adaptation of a movie nobody cared about by producers with a track record of flops…

  1. FROM CW

    CBS Tuesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “NCIS” AND “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS” ARE TUESDAY’S TOP TWO PROGRAMS IN VIEWERS, A18-49 AND A25-54

    “NCIS” POSTS GROWTH IN A18-49

    CBS SWEEPS THE NIGHT IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS

    · At 8:00 PM, NCIS was first in viewers (17.37m), A18-49 (2.4, up +4% from 2.3) and A25-54 (3.5 nc), the night’s top program in all these measures.

    · At 9:00 PM, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (12.51m), A18-49 (1.8) and A25-54 (2.7), Tuesday’s second most watched program and second highest rated in A18-49.

    · At 10:00 PM, LIMITLESS averaged 5.86m, 1.1 in A18-49 and 1.5 in A25-54.

    · CBS won Tuesday in viewers (11.91m), A18-49 (1.8) and A25-54 (2.6).

  2. FROM NBC

    “CHICAGO FIRE” SWEEPS THE 10 P.M. HOUR AMONG ABC, CBS & NBC IN ALL KEY MEASURES, WITH A +45% MARGIN IN ADULTS 18-49

    “CHICAGO MED” GROWS WEEK TO WEEK

    “HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT” INCREASES +22% WEEK TO WEEK IN 18-49, MATCHES A FOUR-WEEK HIGH

    LAST WEEK’S “FIRE” GENERATED TUESDAY NIGHT’S BIGGEST L+3 LIFTS ON THE BIG 4 NETWORKS

    JIMMY FALLON AND SETH MEYERS RANK #1-2 IN LATE-NIGHT IN THE LOCAL MARKETS WITH PEOPLE METERS

    Tuesday Primetime Results (the NBC station in Portland carried NBA basketball):

    “Chicago Fire” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Win the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure, pending updates.

    · Ranks #1 by a +45% margin among those nets in the slot in adults 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.1 for CBS’s #2 “Limitless”).

    · Retains 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.6) and grows in total viewers by +3% (7.733 million vs. 7.529 million).

    · Delivers its 23rd 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.

    · Will add substantial audience via time-shifting and VOD:

    o Last week’s “Chicago Fire” increased by +52% in 18-49 (1.57 to 2.38), up from the previous week’s +45%, and more than 2.9 million viewers (7.5 million to 10.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    o Last week’s “Fire” delivered the biggest “live plus three day” lifts of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 (+0.81) and total viewers (+2.926 million).

    “Chicago Med” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Grows +7% week to week in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.4) and also increases in total viewers (6.680 million vs. 6.664 million), pending updates.

    · Is up +88% versus NBC’s February 2015 non-“Voice” average in the slot (1.5 vs. 0.8 for comedies) and is up +179% in total viewers (6.680 million vs. 2.395 million).

    · Builds by +36% on its lead-in in 18-49 and +58% in total viewers.

    · Ranks #2 in the slot among the Big 4 in most key measures and is tied for #1 in adults 18-34 and #1 outright among those nets in women 18-34.

    · Will add substantial audience via time-shifting and VOD – Last week’s “Chicago Med” increased by +45% in 18-49 (1.44 to 2.09), up from the prior week’s+37%, and more than 2.2 million viewers (6.7 million to 8.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    “Hollywood Game Night” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Is extremely close to rounding up to a 1.2 (currently reporting a 1.149 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Matches its high since Jan. 26 in 18-49 (1.2) and delivers its most-watched telecast since that same date (4.5 million).

    · Grows +22% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.9) and +11% in total viewers (4.218 million vs. 3.784 million).

    · Ranks #2 in the slot among the Big 4 in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key measures.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were the #1-2 late-night shows in 18-49 in the 25 Nielsen markets with local people meters.

    · In adult 18-49 rating in the local people meters, Fallon (0.9) topped the combined results of CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.3) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.4).

    · In 18-49 in the local people meters, Meyers (0.5) beat both Colbert (0.3) and Kimmel (0.4), despite Meyers’ later start time.

    · In 18-49, Carson Daly (0.3) beat Corden (0.2), despite starting an hour later, topped “Nightline” (0.3), despite starting 90 minutes later, and tied Colbert (0.3), despite starting two hours later.

    · Fallon’s guests Tuesday night included Kevin Spacey, Bill & Melinda Gates and musical guest Kygo.

    · Meyers’ guests Tuesday included Bobby Cannavale and David Remnick.

    · Daly’s guests Tuesday night included Michael Imperioli, Emeraude Toubia and musical guest Nothing But Thieves.

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.8/7; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.9/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/4.

    · 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 0.2/2 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) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Tuesday primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  3. NCIS combo continues to be a beast but as always weak retention for NCIS: LA out of NCIS but CBS’ main problem is Limitless which is about to go fractional pretty soon competing with Code Black and CSI: Cyber for the basement.

    Better for HGN this week but still a weak lead-in that needs to be replaced next season. Chicago Med obviously hurt overtime by it but at least the next time it returns The Voice will be its lead-in where the show was looking like a super-hit for NBC back in December. Same for Chicago Fire although the show is much stronger this season than it was last year around this time. Should be interesting to see if Chicago PD beats Chicago Fire this week it tied it last week and beat it the week before thanks to the crossover.

    Pick your poison for the worst network on Tuesdays FOX or ABC? Knowing how dumb FOX is they’ll renew Grandfathered, Grinder, and Brooklyn-99 with those weak ass ratings.

    • Fox claimed at the Press Tour that shows like Grandfathered and The Grinder are its future, so you could very well be right.

      • That future is looking very dark then but I do see FOX renewing them for political reasons because they have big stars attached to them.

        • Glad to see you on-board with the real reason those flops get renewed (in the absence of hits): internal politics. 🙂

          It’s not Twitter or Facebook or those elusive hidden viewers that somehow can never be counted…

      • Isn’t it amazing that the PR spin machine is so stuck on “Full Speed” that they can actually tell the media with a serious face that flops are its future..?!!!

        I mean seriously. How did the whole room not burst out laughing at such a ridiculous statement?

  4. When any show loses to a CW show in any hour, you know you got a lot of bad things going on. FOX’s revamped comedy hour is a hot mess. ABC is DOA. What a shame about Agent Carter since I enjoy the show. I hope it has a satisfying enough finale.

      • I am not even sure what they can do. They will have more hours to fill with AI’s departure. That’s 2-3 hours right there needing to be filled. Bones isn’t a shoe in for renewal with the cast fighting with Fox over money. And Boreanaz has expressed desire to move on. That’s be yet another hour to fill.

        All these comedies are DOA

        • Years of a policy of renewing flops coming to full fruition.

          This isn’t happening out of thin air.

          What they can do is stop that insane policy.

      • How’s not hiring the same producers for one more turn of flop-making?

        Or dare we hope for the end of their obsession with fake-edgy shows that only a handful of people say they like..?

  5. Brooklyn 9-9, Agent Carter, iZombie…

    Three ratings disasters that were entirely predictable (and predicted here!)

    And yet network executives keep telling us their ratings travails are beyond their control…