NBC sweeps Tues half-hours as the “Voice” dominates


NBCTuesday Results: NBC won its fourth consecutive Tuesday in 18-49, this time by a margin of 54 percent (with a 4.0 rating vs. CBS’s second-place 2.6).  NBC won

six of six half-hours among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49.

*           From 8-10 p.m. ET, “The Voice” (4.6/12 in 18-49, 12.1 million

viewers overall) equaled the show’s highest Tuesday rating in five

weeks (since September 18) and hit a three-week high in total viewers

(pending updates).  “The Voice” scored the #1 18-49 rating of the

night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and is up 7 percent week to week (4.6

vs. 4.3 for last week’s 8-9 p.m. edition).  “The Voice” won the time

period by a 48 percent margin (with a 4.6 rating vs. a 3.1 for CBS’s

second-place dramas).  “The Voice” is up 130 percent versus NBC’s

average in the time period last season in 18-49 rating (4.6 vs. 2.0)

and up 97 percent in total viewers (12.055 million vs. 6.116 million).

*           “The Voice” grew by 0.8 of a point in 18-49 or 20 percent from

half-hour to half-hour (to a 4.9 from a 4.1) and by 18 percent or 2.0

million persons in total viewers (12.9 million vs. 10.9 million).

*           From 10 p.m. ET, the NBC News special “Sandy’s Fury” (2.9/8 in

18-49, 8.3 million in total viewers) is #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in

the time period in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all other key

demographics.  The 2.9 in 18-49 is the highest-rating in this time

slot, excluding debate coverage, on ABC, CBS and NBC so far this

season. “Sandy’s Fury” led the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC with a

winning margin of 71 percent over CBS’s “Vegas” (2.9 vs. 1.7).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night (averages currently

exclude seven markets, including some of the country’s biggest: New

York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Baltimore, Hartford,

Providence and Columbus):

*           In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The

Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 3.1/8; CBS’s “Late Show with David

Letterman,” 3.0/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.1/7; and “Jimmy

Kimmel Live,” 1.7/5.

*           In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results

were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.6/3;

“Nightline,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

*           At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.5/5 in

metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig

Ferguson” (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late

Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) beat “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).

*           At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in

metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49

in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research

unless otherwise indicated.