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[10/11/18 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hang Onto Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/10/18):

FOX (4.656 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was once again the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Empire" (5.064 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "Star" (4.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

NBC (7.762 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a competitive second with its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.978 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (8.219 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (7.090 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Next up was CBS (5.909 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) with originals from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.558 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1), "SEAL Team" (5.556 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.613 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.244 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) offered up its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.046 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "American Housewife" (4.320 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.078 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Single Parents" (3.663 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "A Million Little Things" (3.679 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.114 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Riverdale" (1.517 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and the debut of "All American" (0.710 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Criminal Minds
+12.50% - SEAL Team
+8.33% - Star
0.00% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - A Million Little Things
-9.09% - American Housewife
-9.09% - Single Parents

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+8.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - Chicago PD
-6.25% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-7.14% - The Goldbergs
-9.09% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-11.11% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
-13.33% - Star
-21.05% - Empire
-22.22% - Modern Family
-25.00% - SEAL Team
-27.27% - Criminal Minds
-28.57% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-37.50% - Riverdale
-50.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/11/17):

FOX (5.220 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with week three of "Empire" (5.856 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Star" (4.585 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

CBS (7.244 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) likewise remained the most-watched broadcaster with "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.919 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "SEAL Team" (7.884 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Criminal Minds" (5.929 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

Next up was ABC (5.062 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.605 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Speechless" (4.337 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Modern Family" (6.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "American Housewife" (5.030 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (4.597 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.774 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up new episodes from "The Blacklist" (5.630 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.720 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (5.973 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, the return of "Riverdale" (2.302 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "Dynasty" (1.335 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (1.818 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - Star
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Designated Survivor
-5.26% - Modern Family
-7.69% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-10.00% - The Blacklist
-12.50% - The Goldbergs
-15.38% - Speechless

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
+14.29% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-14.29% - Chicago PD
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-18.18% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-20.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-22.22% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-22.22% - The Goldbergs
-25.00% - Modern Family
-29.41% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-38.89% - Speechless
-43.75% - Designated Survivor
-55.88% - Star (vs. Empire)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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