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[04/11/19 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos in Close 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 (4/10/19):

FOX (3.464 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on a competitive Wednesday thanks to fresh installments from "Empire" (3.774 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Star" (3.155 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

CBS (5.416 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was a close second with its mix of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.567 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), a repeat "NCIS" (4.200 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "SEAL Team" (4.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.775 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.595 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Schooled" (3.793 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Modern Family" (4.768 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Single Parents" (3.205 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and "Whiskey Cavalier" (3.143 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.909 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.160 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Chicago Fire" (4.063 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (3.505 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "In the Dark" (0.681 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.604 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.642 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Schooled
+9.09% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Single Parents
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Whiskey Cavalier
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-8.33% - Empire
-10.00% - Star

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Schooled (vs. Alex, Inc.)
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeat))
-8.33% - The Goldbergs
-14.29% - Modern Family
-27.27% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-30.77% - Star
-33.33% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-38.89% - 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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 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 (4/11/18):

FOX (5.043 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Empire" (5.795 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Star" (4.290 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

The silver then went to CBS (6.452 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with originals from "Survivor: Ghost Island" (7.915 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "SEAL Team" (6.294 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.147 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was NBC (5.448 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and fresh installments from "The Blacklist" (5.103 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.399 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (5.843 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.062 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) served up its mix of "The Goldbergs" (5.203 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Alex, Inc." (3.561 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Modern Family" (4.922 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "American Housewife" (3.964 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Designated Survivor" (3.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, the special "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" (1.309 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (1.060 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (1.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Empire
0.00% - Star
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 3/28/18)
0.00% - Alex, Inc.
-6.25% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-6.67% - Modern Family
-7.69% - The Goldbergs
-8.33% - American Housewife
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-11.11% - The Blacklist
-14.29% - Designated Survivor
-15.38% - Chicago PD (vs. 3/21/18)
-21.43% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 3/21/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Empire (vs. Shots Fired)
+50.00% - Harry Potter: A History of Magic (vs. Arrow/Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
+40.00% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+37.50% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+37.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+12.50% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
+11.11% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
+10.00% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish (Repeat))
0.00% - Alex, Inc. (vs. Speechless (Repeat))
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
-11.76% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-43.48% - Star (vs. Empire)
-45.45% - Designated Survivor

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.0/4 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 0.6/3 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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