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[01/10/19 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "The Masked Singer" Top Demo Race
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/9/19):

FOX (5.285 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to week two of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.513 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "The Masked Singer" (7.056 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

NBC (7.873 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "Chicago Med" (8.639 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (8.077 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (6.905 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its new lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.133 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Schooled" (4.771 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Modern Family" (4.836 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Single Parents" (3.104 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Match Game" (2.559 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) opted for repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.445 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Young Sheldon" (5.591 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) followed by originals from "SEAL Team" (5.535 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "All American" (0.533 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and another "All American" (0.431 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) on The CW (0.482 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - The Goldbergs (vs. 12/12/18)
+14.29% - Criminal Minds
+8.33% - Chicago Med (vs. 12/5/18)
+8.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. 12/5/18)
-7.14% - Modern Family (vs. 12/12/18)
-8.33% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
-9.09% - Chicago PD (vs. 12/5/18)
-11.11% - SEAL Team
-11.11% - Single Parents (vs. 12/12/18)
-20.69% - The Masked Singer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1)
+30.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+18.18% - Schooled (vs. Speechless)
+10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The X-Files)
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-11.11% - SEAL Team
-13.33% - The Goldbergs
-18.75% - Modern Family
-20.00% - Criminal Minds
-23.08% - Chicago PD
-25.00% - Match Game
-33.33% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (1/10/18):

FOX (4.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) edged out the demo pack with week two of "The X-Files" (3.893 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "9-1-1" (5.487 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

NBC (6.342 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with originals from "The Blacklist" (6.118 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.066 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (6.844 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Next up was ABC (4.565 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (6.005 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "Speechless" (4.442 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Modern Family" (5.792 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "American Housewife" (4.562 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Match Game" (3.294 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.245 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Amazing Race 30" (6.939 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "SEAL Team" (6.143 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Criminal Minds" (5.653 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.040 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night with its specials "The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala" (1.178 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Animal Crackers" (0.627 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - SEAL Team
-5.88% - Modern Family
-7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-7.69% - American Housewife
-11.11% - Match Game
-12.50% - The Amazing Race 30
-16.67% - 9-1-1
-28.57% - The X-Files

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala (vs. Arrow (Repeat)/Frequency)
+27.27% - The Amazing Race 30 (vs. Undercover Boss)
+11.11% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
+7.14% - 9-1-1 (vs. Star)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
0.00% - Animal Crackers (vs. Frequency)
-7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-13.33% - Chicago PD
-21.05% - The Goldbergs
-27.27% - Match Game
-28.57% - The X-Files (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-29.41% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-30.43% - Modern Family
-35.29% - Speechless
-35.71% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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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