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[11/14/13 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Criminal Minds" Puts CBS in Front Among Viewers, Demos
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 (11/13/13):

CBS (10.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) pulled in front on Wednesday thanks to its lineup of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "Criminal Minds" (11.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.273 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6).

ABC (7.112 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Middle" (8.862 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Back in the Game" (6.406 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Modern Family" (10.614 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Super Fun Night" (5.921 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5) and "Nashville" (5.434 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

Next up was FOX (5.765 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with a new "The X Factor" (5.693 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8) followed by a second "The X Factor" (5.838 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.430 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up originals from "Revolution" (5.139 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.087 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10) and "Dateline NBC" (5.065 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.987 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.693 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (2.340 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - The X Factor - 9:00
+16.67% - Super Fun Night (vs. 10/30/13)
+13.33% - The X Factor - 8:00
+12.50% - Criminal Minds
+11.76% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+10.00% - Arrow
+9.52% - The Middle (vs. 10/30/13)
+7.14% - Nashville (vs. 10/30/13)
+6.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+5.88% - Back in the Game (vs. 10/30/13)
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 10/23/13)
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
-4.00% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.70% - Revolution
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-5.26% - Back in the Game
-7.69% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-8.00% - The Middle
-8.33% - Arrow
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-12.50% - Super Fun Night
-16.67% - Nashville
-17.39% - Modern Family
-20.83% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-31.25% - Dateline NBC
-40.00% - The Tomorrow People
-41.38% - The X Factor - 8:00
-43.33% - The X Factor - 9:00

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/7; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/14/12):

FOX (8.09 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) reclaimed the top spot on Wednesday with new episodes of "The X Factor" (8.01 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and a second "The X Factor" (8.16 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T2).

CBS (10.97 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then snagged a competitive second place with its mix of "Survivor: Philippines" (9.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5), "Criminal Minds" (12.13 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T7).

ABC (7.73 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) likewise was in the hunt with new episodes of "The Middle" (8.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6), "The Neighbors" (6.74 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9), "Modern Family" (11.90 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1), "Suburgatory" (7.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T7) and "Nashville" (5.89 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up the return of "Whitney" (4.23 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #13) alongside new episodes of "Guys With Kids" (3.82 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.73 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T11) and "Chicago Fire" (5.72 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T11).

And finally, originals from "Arrow" (3.80 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #15) and "Supernatural" (2.30 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #16) on The CW (3.05 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 1.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 1.0 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.00% - The X Factor - 8:00
+11.11% - The X Factor - 9:00
+4.35% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Supernatural
-2.13% - Modern Family
-3.70% - Survivor: Philippines
-5.88% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/31/12)
-7.14% - Guys With Kids (vs. 10/31/12)
-7.69% - Arrow
-9.52% - The Neighbors
-10.00% - Nashville
-10.71% - The Middle
-17.24% - Suburgatory
-30.43% - Chicago Fire

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Arrow (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+45.45% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Harry's Law)
+25.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-7.14% - Guys With Kids (vs. Up All Night (Repeat))
-7.69% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-13.79% - The Middle
-15.79% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-16.36% - Modern Family
-18.92% - Criminal Minds
-19.44% - The X Factor - 8:00
-21.21% - Survivor: Philippines
-25.00% - Suburgatory (vs. Happy Endings)
-26.32% - Whitney (vs. Up All Night)
-26.83% - The X Factor
-30.77% - Nashville (vs. Revenge)
-32.14% - The Neighbors (vs. Suburgatory)

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

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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