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[11/09/17 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Top Charts for ABC
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/8/17):

ABC (14.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) rose to the top spot on Wednesday thanks to "The 51st Annual CMA Awards" (14.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

FOX (4.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then had to settle for the silver with new episodes from "Empire" (5.409 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Star" (3.785 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (6.457 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.728 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "SEAL Team" (6.169 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Criminal Minds" (5.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.006 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up originals from "The Blacklist" (4.988 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.893 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Chicago PD" (5.137 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments from "Riverdale" (1.490 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.722 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) rounded out the night for The CW (1.106 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - The Blacklist
+6.67% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - Empire (vs. 10/18/17)
0.00% - Dynasty
-7.69% - Star (vs. 10/18/17)
-8.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/25/17)
-10.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 10/25/17)
-10.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 10/25/17)
-16.67% - Riverdale
-18.18% - Chicago PD (vs. 10/25/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.34% - The 51st Annual CMA Awards (vs. The 50th Annual CMA Awards on 11/2/16)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-10.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-15.38% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-15.79% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-28.57% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-30.77% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-30.77% - Chicago PD
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-58.62% - Star (vs. Empire)

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 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 (11/9/16):

FOX (7.581 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) took home the top spot on Wednesday with the post-World Series return of "Lethal Weapon" (7.027 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and "Empire" (8.136 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

ABC (5.945 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then snagged the silver with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (6.435 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Speechless" (5.609 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Modern Family" (7.172 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Black-ish" (5.303 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Designated Survivor" (5.576 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Next up was CBS (7.378 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.756 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Criminal Minds" (7.328 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "Code Black" (6.049 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals from "Blindspot" (4.878 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.504 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (5.691 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

And finally on The CW (1.521 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), fresh installments of "Arrow" (1.961 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Frequency" (1.082 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Code Black
+26.67% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
+17.65% - The Goldbergs (vs. 10/26/16)
+16.67% - Arrow
+6.25% - Speechless (vs. 10/26/16)
+5.88% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 10/19/16)
+4.55% - Modern Family (vs. 10/26/16)
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 10/26/16)
0.00% - Frequency
-5.88% - Black-ish (vs. 10/26/16)
-7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/26/16)
-7.69% - Designated Survivor (vs. 10/26/16)
-9.09% - Blindspot (vs. 10/26/16)
-14.71% - Empire (vs. 10/12/16)
-18.75% - Criminal Minds (vs. 10/26/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
+20.00% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-9.52% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-14.81% - Modern Family
-15.79% - Black-ish
-18.75% - Chicago PD
-18.75% - Criminal Minds
-19.05% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-22.22% - Arrow
-30.77% - Code Black
-30.95% - Empire
-35.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-57.14% - Frequency (vs. Supernatural)
-58.33% - Blindspot (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.4/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 in 18-49; "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 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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