You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

ABC Comedies Solidify Tuesday While ‘The Voice’ Thumps Special ‘X Factor’

NBC wins in demos with extra hour of top show; CBS' 'NCIS' is most-watched show overall

UPDATE: There were no significant changes in the national estimates from Nielsen this afternoon, with NBC’s “The Voice” edging up (3.6/10 in 18-49, 11.62 million viewers overall) and cementing its status as Tuesday’s top show in 18-49. Also up a tick in 18-49 were CBS’ “Person of Interest” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 12.00 million viewers overall) and CW’s “The Originals” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 2.05m).

On cable, the opening game of the NBA season on TNT (Chicago vs. Miami) averaged a 2.5 rating in 18-49 and 5.37 million viewers overall — matching the same scores of last year’s Boston-Miami opener. The second game, pitting the Los Angeles Lakers against the Los Angeles Clippers, did a 1.8 in 18-49 and 3.57 million total viewers, down from the geographically diverse Dallas-Lakers game of last year (2.1 in 18-49, 4.30m).

 

NBC won Tuesday in key demos behind an extended episode of “The Voice,” which handily beat Fox’s special night of “The X Factor” in their common hour. Also of note on the night, ABC rookie comedies “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife” increased their chances of getting a back-nine order with solid performances.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, NBC followed “The Biggest Loser” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall) with a two-hour “Knockouts” round episode of “The Voice” (3.5/10 in 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall), which won all four half-hours in demos. Even though both of NBC’s reality shows were at season lows, the net won Tuesday in 18-49 and has now captured the night all six weeks to start the season.

Fox’s “The X Factor,” which has been off the schedule during the net’s coverage of the World Series, aired a special two-hour Tuesday edition, which posted the show’s lowest scores of the season (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall). Head-to-head from 9 to 10 p.m., “The Voice” beat “X Factor” by 150% in 18-49 (3.5 to 1.4) and by 108% in 18-34 (2.7 to 1.3).

CBS, second on the night in 18-49 and first in 25-54 and total viewers, was led as usual by the steady “NCIS” (3.0/9 in 18-49, 19.0 million viewers overall), Tuesday’s No. 1 scripted show in all categories and the most-watched program overall. It was followed by “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.6/7 in 18-49, 14.8 million viewers overall), which was up a bit from last week and was a solid No. 2 for its hour in adults 25-54 (3.6/8). And closing the night, “Person of Interest” hit a same-night low (1.8/5 in 18-49, 11.9 million viewers overall) to place second among the broadcasters in 18-49 and 25-54; it beat out the special second hour of “The Voice” in total viewers.

At ABC, the first repeat of “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) did not affect the comedies airing behind it. “The Goldbergs” held steady week to week in 18-49 (1.7/4) while rising a bit in total viewers (to 5.4 million), and “Trophy Wife” edged up in both categories (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) to a three-week high. Halloween episodes tend to provide a ratings boost to comedies, and the ABC shows may have benefited from a lack of comedy competition for the first time, as Fox pre-empted “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project” for a special “X Factor.”

Last night’s “Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife” averaged a 1.55 rating in 18-49, which is nearly 20% better than the 1.3 the net garnered a year ago in the hour (opposite “New Girl” and “Mindy” on Fox) with “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23.”

CW’s “The Originals” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall) and “Supernatural” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall) matched their week-ago scores in 18-49 while growing in adults 18-34, matching the net’s best Tuesday average (1.0/3) in two years. “Originals” saw an especially big boost in early DVR numbers for last week’s episode, more than doubling its score among women 18-34. (This may have to do with the fact that it’s now going opposite ABC Family’s tough “Pretty Little Liars”).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 3.0/8; CBS, 2.5/7; Fox, 1.5/4; Univision, 1.3/3; ABC, 1.2/3; CW, 1.0/3; Telemundo, 0.5/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 15.2 million; NBC, 9.6 million; Fox, 4.8 million; ABC, 4.1 million; Univision, 3.2 million; Telemundo, 1.3 million.

More Data

  • The Secret Life of Pets

    European Cinema Admissions Hit 1.27 Billion in 2016

    UPDATE: There were no significant changes in the national estimates from Nielsen this afternoon, with NBC’s “The Voice” edging up (3.6/10 in 18-49, 11.62 million viewers overall) and cementing its status as Tuesday’s top show in 18-49. Also up a tick in 18-49 were CBS’ “Person of Interest” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 12.00 million viewers overall) […]

  • Veterans Day Movies Hollywood

    Chinese Metals Firm Xinke Buys Voltage Pictures for $345 Million

    UPDATE: There were no significant changes in the national estimates from Nielsen this afternoon, with NBC’s “The Voice” edging up (3.6/10 in 18-49, 11.62 million viewers overall) and cementing its status as Tuesday’s top show in 18-49. Also up a tick in 18-49 were CBS’ “Person of Interest” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 12.00 million viewers overall) […]

  • alibaba logo

    Alibaba Pacts With Phone Maker HTC for VR Push

    UPDATE: There were no significant changes in the national estimates from Nielsen this afternoon, with NBC’s “The Voice” edging up (3.6/10 in 18-49, 11.62 million viewers overall) and cementing its status as Tuesday’s top show in 18-49. Also up a tick in 18-49 were CBS’ “Person of Interest” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 12.00 million viewers overall) […]

  • The Conjuring 2

    Digital Tracking: 'Conjuring 2' Scaring Up Box Office Victory

    UPDATE: There were no significant changes in the national estimates from Nielsen this afternoon, with NBC’s “The Voice” edging up (3.6/10 in 18-49, 11.62 million viewers overall) and cementing its status as Tuesday’s top show in 18-49. Also up a tick in 18-49 were CBS’ “Person of Interest” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 12.00 million viewers overall) […]

  • x men apocalypse

    Digital Tracking: 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Dominating Memorial Day Weekend

    UPDATE: There were no significant changes in the national estimates from Nielsen this afternoon, with NBC’s “The Voice” edging up (3.6/10 in 18-49, 11.62 million viewers overall) and cementing its status as Tuesday’s top show in 18-49. Also up a tick in 18-49 were CBS’ “Person of Interest” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 12.00 million viewers overall) […]

  • The Angry Birds Movie review

    Digital Tracking: 'Angry Birds' Slinging Toward Box Office Victory

    UPDATE: There were no significant changes in the national estimates from Nielsen this afternoon, with NBC’s “The Voice” edging up (3.6/10 in 18-49, 11.62 million viewers overall) and cementing its status as Tuesday’s top show in 18-49. Also up a tick in 18-49 were CBS’ “Person of Interest” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 12.00 million viewers overall) […]

  • Money Monster

    Digital Tracking: Friday the 13th Scares Up Box Office 'Money Monsters'

    UPDATE: There were no significant changes in the national estimates from Nielsen this afternoon, with NBC’s “The Voice” edging up (3.6/10 in 18-49, 11.62 million viewers overall) and cementing its status as Tuesday’s top show in 18-49. Also up a tick in 18-49 were CBS’ “Person of Interest” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 12.00 million viewers overall) […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content