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[10/24/19 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, World Series Continue Reign
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 (10/23/19):

FOX (11.776 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with its telecast of the "World Series, Game 2" (11.776 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (7.392 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.671 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Chicago Fire" (7.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.690 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Next up was CBS (5.079 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.766 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "SEAL Team" (4.639 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "SWAT" (3.832 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.111 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for its mix of "The Goldbergs" (3.918 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "Schooled" (3.170 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.418 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Single Parents" (2.481 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and the special "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey" (3.340 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.858 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments from "Riverdale" (0.908 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Nancy Drew" (0.807 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Riverdale
+20.00% - SWAT
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-7.14% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-7.69% - Chicago Fire
-10.00% - The Goldbergs
-12.50% - Schooled
-14.29% - Chicago Med
-14.29% - Single Parents
-21.43% - Chicago PD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.57% - World Series, Game 2
-7.14% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-7.69% - Chicago Fire
-7.69% - Chicago Med
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-12.50% - SEAL Team
-14.29% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-30.77% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-36.36% - Schooled (vs. American Housewife)
-37.50% - Harry & Meghan: An African Journey (vs. A Million Little Things)
-40.00% - Riverdale
-45.45% - Single Parents

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

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/24/18):

FOX (11.317 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was of course the top draw on Wednesday thanks to its coverage of the "World Series, Game 2" (11.317 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

NBC (7.348 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the number two draw with its original lineup of "Chicago Med" (7.751 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (7.646 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.645 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

Next up was ABC (4.227 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "The Goldbergs" (4.981 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "American Housewife" (4.352 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Modern Family" (5.218 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Single Parents" (3.790 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "A Million Little Things" (3.512 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.681 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up fresh installments from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.350 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "SEAL Team" (5.423 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Criminal Minds" (4.271 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.434 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "All American" (0.787 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) closed out the night on The CW (1.110 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American
+25.00% - Riverdale
+18.18% - The Goldbergs
+15.38% - Modern Family
+10.00% - American Housewife
+10.00% - Single Parents
+8.33% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Criminal Minds

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
+44.44% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+9.09% - Chicago PD
+8.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
-7.14% - The Goldbergs
-11.76% - Modern Family
-15.38% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-16.67% - Riverdale
-17.65% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-20.00% - SEAL Team
-28.21% - World Series, Game 2
-30.00% - 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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.5/3; "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 1.2/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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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