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[11/21/13 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
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 (11/20/13):

CBS (11.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (10.096 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "Criminal Minds" (12.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (11.033 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5).

ABC (6.902 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (8.381 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Back in the Game" (6.078 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Modern Family" (10.033 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Super Fun Night" (5.672 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) and "Nashville" (5.623 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Next up was FOX (5.501 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments of "The X Factor" (5.459 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and another "The X Factor" (5.544 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.312 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up originals from "Revolution" (5.247 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.919 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (4.770 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.534 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.661 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (2.097 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+6.67% - Nashville
+3.70% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
0.00% - The X Factor - 9:00
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
-4.35% - The Middle
-5.88% - The X Factor - 8:00
-9.52% - Super Fun Night
-11.11% - Back in the Game
-13.16% - Modern Family
-18.18% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+94.12% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+80.00% - Arrow (vs. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Repeat))
+72.73% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
+60.00% - Nashville (vs. Private Practice)
+27.27% - Revolution (vs. Whitney/Guys With Kids)
+23.08% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+20.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Repeat))
+4.35% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
+3.70% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Middle (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))
-8.70% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-21.43% - Dateline NBC (vs. Chicago Fire)
-23.81% - The X Factor - 9:00
-26.09% - The X Factor - 8:00
-27.27% - Back in the Game (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))

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," 3.2/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

· 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/21/12):

CBS (10.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat on the final night of the November sweeps period thanks to new episodes of "Survivor: Philippines" (9.36 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "Criminal Minds" (11.47 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.67 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2).

FOX (7.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "The X Factor" (6.96 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and a second installment of "The X Factor" (7.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2).

Next up was ABC (5.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with repeats of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (8.09 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Modern Family" (5.83 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Suburgatory" (3.83 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) plus a special new "Private Practice" (3.68 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.78 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up originals from "Whitney" (3.94 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Guys With Kids" (3.50 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.19 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "Chicago Fire" (5.43 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

And finally, the feature "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (1.72 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (1.72 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-4.17% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-11.54% - Survivor: Philippines
-12.50% - Chicago Fire
-15.38% - Guys With Kids
-18.75% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-21.43% - Whitney
-23.33% - The X Factor - 9:00
-27.59% - The X Factor - 8:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+43.75% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
+43.75% - The X Factor - 9:00 (vs. Mobbed)
+21.05% - Survivor: Philippines
+16.67% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?)
+10.00% - Guys With Kids (vs. Up All Night (Repeat))
+8.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?)
-16.00% - The X Factor - 8:00
-26.67% - Whitney (vs. Up All Night)
-52.38% - Private Practice (vs. Revenge)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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