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[06/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "So You Think You Can Dance" Leads Demo 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/18/14):

FOX (5.271 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.271 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

CBS (5.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its repeat mix of "Hawaii Five-0" (5.043 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Criminal Minds" (5.469 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.989 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Next up was ABC (4.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and its lineup of "The Middle" (4.488 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (3.902 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Modern Family" (4.084 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), another "The Goldbergs" (3.424 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and a new "Motive" (4.669 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.897 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) served up repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.259 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.471 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (2.960 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.970 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "The 100" (0.983 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.977 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.1 rating while "100" posted a 0.2 rating.

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/19/13):

NBC (6.171 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4" (6.171 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1).

FOX (5.262 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a close second place with new episodes of "MasterChef" (4.967 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and a second "MasterChef" (5.556 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1).

Next up was CBS (5.951 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with a new "The American Baking Competition" (5.799 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.744 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.310 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.754 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its mix of "The Middle" (3.970 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Family Tools" (3.567 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Modern Family" (4.291 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" (3.397 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "The Lookout" (3.650 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Arrow" (1.348 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Supernatural" (1.054 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.201 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The American Baking Competition
0.00% - The Lookout
0.00% - Family Tools
-8.33% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4
-8.33% - MasterChef - 9:00
-9.09% - MasterChef - 8:00
-16.67% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+144.44% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4 (vs. Justin Bieber: All Around the World, Part 1/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeats))
+20.00% - The American Baking Competition (vs. Dogs in the City)
0.00% - The Lookout (vs. Duets)
-8.33% - MasterChef - 9:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-9.09% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (vs. Duets)
-10.00% - Family Tools (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
-16.67% - MasterChef - 8:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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