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[11/21/19 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Adults 18-49 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 (11/20/19):

NBC (7.886 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to the fall finales of "Chicago Med" (8.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (8.309 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (6.956 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

FOX (4.277 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its duo of "The Masked Singer" (6.670 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Almost Family" (1.883 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Next up was CBS (5.018 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.651 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "SEAL Team" (4.659 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "SWAT" (3.744 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.175 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.117 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Schooled" (3.165 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.930 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Single Parents" (2.606 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and "Stumptown" (2.617 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.762 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.747 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.75% - The Masked Singer
+16.67% - SEAL Team (vs. 11/6/19)
+10.00% - Chicago PD
+9.09% - Chicago Med
+9.09% - Chicago Fire
+9.09% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - Schooled (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - SWAT
0.00% - Stumptown (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - Almost Family
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-33.33% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+216.67% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire (Repeat))
+100.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+20.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special (Repeat))
+10.00% - Chicago PD (vs. A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special (Repeat))
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
0.00% - Almost Family (vs. Star (Repeat))
0.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1 (Repeat))
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1 (Repeat))
-7.69% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-9.09% - Stumptown (vs. The Goldbergs/Single Parents (Repeats))
-14.29% - Single Parents (vs. Single Parents (Repeat))
-22.22% - SEAL Team
-40.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))
-44.44% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-53.33% - Schooled (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/21/18):

CBS (6.172 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday thanks to originals from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.087 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.959 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Criminal Minds" (5.470 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

ABC (3.737 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with rebroadcasts of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (6.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Modern Family" (3.621 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Single Parents" (2.483 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "The Goldbergs" (2.136 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and another "Single Parents" (1.784 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Next up was NBC (3.432 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a special "Hollywood Game Night" (3.014 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) followed by its annual "A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special" (3.641 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.037 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Empire" (2.276 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Star" (1.799 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, an encore of "The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1" (0.926 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.926 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Criminal Minds
+12.50% - SEAL Team
-7.14% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-25.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. 5/24/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-18.18% - SEAL Team
-25.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. The Wall)

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," 2.1/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/3 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4. 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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