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[05/10/18 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Onto Demo Crown
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 (5/9/18):

FOX (4.412 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Empire" (5.010 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Star" (3.815 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

The silver then went to CBS (6.285 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and its trio of "Survivor: Ghost Island" (7.616 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "SEAL Team" (6.224 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9) and "Code Black" (5.016 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Next up was NBC (5.622 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and its mix of "The Blacklist" (4.896 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and the season finale of "Chicago PD" (6.286 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.853 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Goldbergs" (4.748 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Alex, Inc." (3.039 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Modern Family" (4.677 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "American Housewife" (4.104 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Designated Survivor" (3.274 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, rounding out the night were new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.008 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "The Originals" (0.762 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (0.885 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
22.22% - American Housewife
0.00% - Survivor: Ghost Island
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Star
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Code Black
0.00% - Riverdale
-5.88% - Empire
-8.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-12.50% - The Blacklist
-12.50% - Alex, Inc.
-16.67% - Designated Survivor
-25.00% - The Originals

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Empire (vs. Shots Fired)
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - The Originals (vs. The 100)
-7.69% - The Goldbergs
-11.76% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-12.50% - Code Black (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
-12.50% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-13.33% - Modern Family
-15.38% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-30.00% - Alex, Inc. (vs. Speechless)
-33.33% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-40.00% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-42.86% - Star (vs. Empire)
-50.00% - Designated Survivor

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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 (5/10/17):

FOX (4.677 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) inched out the competition on Wednesday with new episodes of "Shots Fired" (3.087 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Empire" (6.267 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

CBS (7.004 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "Survivor: Game Changers" (8.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), the season finale of "Criminal Minds" (7.981 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and a new "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.873 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Next up was ABC (4.957 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.208 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Speechless" (4.300 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.627 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), the season finale of "Black-ish" (4.749 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (4.929 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.934 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Blindspot" (3.868 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.839 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "Chicago PD" (6.095 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (1.643 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "The 100" (0.872 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night for The CW (1.257 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Arrow
+16.67% - Empire
+11.11% - Designated Survivor
+10.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+9.09% - Chicago PD
+8.33% - Black-ish
+7.14% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Shots Fired
-5.56% - Survivor: Game Changers
-6.25% - Modern Family
-7.14% - The Goldbergs
-11.11% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-11.11% - Blindspot
-16.67% - Speechless
-25.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
+14.29% - Blindspot (vs. Heartbeat)
+11.11% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
-14.29% - Chicago PD
-18.75% - Black-ish
-18.75% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-19.05% - Survivor: Game Changers
-21.43% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-25.00% - Arrow
-27.27% - Shots Fired (vs. Rosewood)
-27.27% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-28.57% - Modern Family
-41.67% - Empire
-44.44% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-57.14% - The 100 (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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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