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[11/08/18 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Reclaims Demo Crown in Tight 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 (11/7/18):

FOX (4.375 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) pulled back in front on Wednesday with new episodes of "Empire" (5.024 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Star" (3.725 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

NBC (7.833 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with fresh installments from "Chicago Med" (8.395 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "Chicago Fire" (8.228 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.875 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was CBS (5.931 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) with originals from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.636 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "SEAL Team" (5.625 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.533 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.231 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) offered up its combination of "The Goldbergs" (5.113 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "American Housewife" (4.451 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Modern Family" (5.425 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Single Parents" (3.838 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "A Million Little Things" (3.280 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.360 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "All American" (0.776 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.068 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - The Goldbergs
+25.00% - Empire
+23.08% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
+22.22% - American Housewife
+22.22% - Star
+16.67% - Modern Family
+14.29% - Criminal Minds
+12.50% - SEAL Team
+11.11% - Single Parents
+9.09% - Chicago Med
+8.33% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - All American (vs. 10/24/18)
-12.50% - A Million Little Things
-20.00% - Riverdale (vs. 10/24/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
+33.33% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+22.22% - Chicago PD
+18.18% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
0.00% - SEAL Team
-8.33% - Star
-11.11% - Criminal Minds
-16.67% - Empire
-20.00% - Riverdale
-56.25% - Modern Family (vs. The 51st Annual CMA Awards)
-59.38% - The Goldbergs (vs. The 51st Annual CMA Awards)
-65.63% - American Housewife (vs. The 51st Annual CMA Awards)
-68.75% - Single Parents (vs. The 51st Annual CMA Awards)
-78.13% - A Million Little Things (vs. The 51st Annual CMA Awards)

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," 2.7/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/8/17):

ABC (14.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) rose to the top spot on Wednesday thanks to "The 51st Annual CMA Awards" (14.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

FOX (4.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then had to settle for the silver with new episodes from "Empire" (5.409 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Star" (3.785 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (6.457 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.728 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "SEAL Team" (6.169 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Criminal Minds" (5.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.006 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up originals from "The Blacklist" (4.988 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.893 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Chicago PD" (5.137 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments from "Riverdale" (1.490 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.722 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) rounded out the night for The CW (1.106 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - The Blacklist
+6.67% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - Empire (vs. 10/18/17)
0.00% - Dynasty
-7.69% - Star (vs. 10/18/17)
-8.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/25/17)
-10.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 10/25/17)
-10.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 10/25/17)
-16.67% - Riverdale
-18.18% - Chicago PD (vs. 10/25/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.34% - The 51st Annual CMA Awards (vs. The 50th Annual CMA Awards on 11/2/16)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-10.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-15.38% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-15.79% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-28.57% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-30.77% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-30.77% - Chicago PD
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-58.62% - 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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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