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[01/23/14 - 08:22 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Continues Its Reign for FOX
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 (1/22/14):

FOX (13.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with another two-hour "American Idol" (13.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1).

ABC (6.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then took home a distant second place with its mix of "The Middle" (8.138 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3), "Suburgatory" (6.090 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), "Modern Family" (9.740 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2), "Super Fun Night" (5.153 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Nashville" (4.974 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

Next up was NBC (6.067 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with fresh installments of "Revolution" (5.295 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.636 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (6.269 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.002 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up repeats of "The Crazy Ones" (4.109 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "Mom" (4.148 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) plus new episodes of "Criminal Minds" (10.393 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.485 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

And finally on The CW (1.933 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), originals from "Arrow" (2.463 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.403 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The Middle
+20.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+15.38% - Revolution
+12.50% - Suburgatory
+9.38% - Modern Family
+7.69% - Nashville
+6.67% - Chicago PD
+6.25% - Super Fun Night
-8.33% - Criminal Minds
-11.11% - Arrow
-13.04% - American Idol
-16.67% - The Tomorrow People
-20.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+157.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+100.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+87.50% - Revolution (vs. Whitney (Repeat)/Guys With Kids (Repeat))
-5.26% - Suburgatory (vs. The Neighbors)
-12.00% - The Middle
-14.63% - Modern Family
-22.22% - Nashville
-25.93% - American Idol
-26.09% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)
-26.67% - Criminal Minds
-27.27% - Arrow
-40.74% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-44.44% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Supernatural)

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (0.2/1).

· 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/23/13):

FOX (16.004 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) had no trouble taking home top honors on Wednesday with a new two-hour "American Idol" (16.004 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1).

CBS (10.001 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T2) then was the numbet two draw with a repeat of "Criminal Minds" (6.779 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) followed by new episodes of "Criminal Minds" (11.736 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (11.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4).

Sharing the silver was ABC (7.147 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T2) with originals from "The Middle" (8.535 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "The Neighbors" (6.324 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7), "Modern Family" (10.807 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2), "Suburgatory" (6.282 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6) and "Nashville" (5.466 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8).

Next up was The CW (2.612 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) with new episodes of "Arrow" (3.126 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and "Supernatural" (2.100 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.8 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.8 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

And finally, repeats of "Whitney" (2.644 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "Guys With Kids" (2.199 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.725 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and "Chicago Fire" (2.534 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) on NBC (2.560 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.39% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+8.70% - The Middle
+7.14% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Neighbors
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Supernatural
-4.17% - Suburgatory
-4.65% - Modern Family
-10.00% - American Idol
-18.18% - Nashville

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Supernatural (vs. Remodeled (Repeat))
+100.00% - Nashville (vs. Revenge (Repeat))
+66.67% - The Middle (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+64.00% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+57.14% - Arrow (vs. One Tree Hill)
+35.71% - The Neighbors (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
+35.29% - Suburgatory (vs. Happy Endings (Repeat))
+4.85% - American Idol (vs. American Idol/Touch)
-16.67% - Criminal Minds
-18.18% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3 with an encore).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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