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[01/18/18 - 08:18 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "9-1-1" Edge 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/17/18):

FOX (5.047 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ in a tight demo race thanks to new episodes of "The X-Files" (3.938 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "9-1-1" (6.156 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1).

NBC (6.447 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then was a close second with originals from "The Blacklist" (6.522 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.190 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (6.631 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

Sharing the silver was ABC (4.849 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (6.472 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Speechless" (4.778 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Modern Family" (6.174 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "American Housewife" (4.993 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Match Game" (3.339 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.356 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) was also in the hunt with new episodes from "The Amazing Race 30" (6.842 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "SEAL Team" (6.634 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.595 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

And finally, the return of "Riverdale" (1.447 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "Dynasty" (0.643 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (1.045 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - SEAL Team
+20.00% - 9-1-1
+18.18% - Speechless
+13.33% - The Goldbergs
+12.50% - Modern Family
+10.00% - The Blacklist
+10.00% - The X-Files
+8.33% - American Housewife
+7.69% - Chicago PD
+7.69% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+7.14% - The Amazing Race 30
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 12/13/17)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. 12/13/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+50.00% - 9-1-1 (vs. Star)
+38.46% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+36.36% - The Amazing Race 30 (vs. Undercover Boss)
+22.22% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
+13.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-6.67% - Chicago PD
-8.33% - SEAL Team (vs. The 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards)
-13.33% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-16.67% - Criminal Minds (vs. The 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards)
-18.75% - Speechless
-20.00% - Match Game
-21.43% - The X-Files (vs. Lethal Weapon)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/18/17):

ABC (4.506 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and FOX (5.125 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) shared in the demo honors as the former served up a special "Fresh Off the Boat" (5.480 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) followed by a new "Speechless" (5.361 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), a repeat "Modern Family" (4.530 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and originals from "Black-ish" (4.620 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and "Match Game" (3.524 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

The latter then offered up fresh installments of "Lethal Weapon" (6.249 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Star" (4.001 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Next up was CBS (6.395 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) with a new "Undercover Boss" (5.862 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) alongside "The 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards" (6.661 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.995 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) served up new episodes of "Blindspot" (4.666 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.380 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (6.940 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

And finally, a repeat "Arrow" (0.870 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and the penultimate "Frequency" (0.783 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) closed out the night on The CW (0.826 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Frequency
-5.88% - Speechless
-9.09% - Match Game
-10.00% - Blindspot
-11.76% - Black-ish
-14.29% - Star

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Star (vs. Second Chance)
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Match Game (vs. American Crime)
-7.69% - The 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards (vs. The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards on 1/6/16)
-11.76% - Black-ish
-16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. The Middle)
-17.65% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-20.00% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-25.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-33.33% - Undercover Boss (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly)
-41.67% - Lethal Weapon (vs. American Idol)
-71.43% - Frequency (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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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