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[05/09/19 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Finales Claim 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 (5/8/19):

FOX (3.778 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) pulled back in front among adults 18-49 on Wednesday thanks to the season finales of "Empire" (4.094 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "Star" (3.462 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

NBC (7.265 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was a close second with originals from "Chicago Med" (7.746 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (7.713 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Sharing the silver was CBS (5.283 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with fresh installments of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.228 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "The Amazing Race 31" (4.504 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "SEAL Team" (4.118 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

Next up was ABC (3.419 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and the season finales of "The Goldbergs" (4.699 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Schooled" (3.921 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.365 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Single Parents" (2.630 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) plus a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.451 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.758 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.811 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.705 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Riverdale
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin
+12.50% - Schooled
+11.11% - Star
+10.00% - The Goldbergs
+9.09% - Empire
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 4/24/19)
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Single Parents
-9.09% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/24/19)
-10.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/24/19)
-11.11% - The Amazing Race 31
-14.29% - SEAL Team
-20.00% - Whiskey Cavalier

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+28.57% - Schooled (vs. Alex, Inc.)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-6.67% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-8.33% - The Goldbergs
-9.09% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-11.11% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. SEAL Team)
-14.29% - SEAL Team (vs. Code Black)
-16.67% - Star
-20.00% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-23.08% - Modern Family
-25.00% - Chicago PD
-25.00% - Riverdale
-25.00% - Empire
-36.36% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 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 0.1/2 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 (5/9/18):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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