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[01/16/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Top Charts for NBC
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 (1/15/20):

NBC (7.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) claimed top honors on Wednesday thanks to its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1), "Chicago Fire" (8.125 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and "Chicago PD" (6.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

CBS (4.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was a distant second with its trio of "Undercover Boss" (4.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (4.557 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "SWAT" (3.636 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Next up was ABC (2.960 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.607 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Schooled" (2.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.835 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Single Parents" (2.484 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Stumptown" (2.482 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.261 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up the Saturday-bound "Flirty Dancing" (1.507 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Almost Family" (1.015 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.617 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed the evening with "The CW Dog Honors" (0.567 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and the return of "Nancy Drew" (0.668 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Flirty Dancing
+10.00% - Chicago PD
9.09% - Chicago Med
9.09% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - SWAT (vs. 12/11/19)
0.00% - Schooled (vs. 12/11/19)
0.00% - Almost Family
-12.50% - The Goldbergs (vs. 12/11/19)
-20.00% - Stumptown
-33.33% - Single Parents
-40.00% - Modern Family
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. 12/11/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - SWAT (vs. FBI (Repeat))
+16.67% - Criminal Minds (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+9.09% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Chicago Med
-20.00% - Stumptown (vs. Match Game)
-22.22% - Undercover Boss (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-25.00% - Modern Family
-25.00% - Single Parents
-41.67% - The Goldbergs
-45.45% - Schooled
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-60.00% - Flirty Dancing (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-80.00% - The CW Dog Honors (vs. Riverdale)
-86.36% - Almost Family (vs. The Masked Singer)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/16/19):

FOX (5.158 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with originals from "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.422 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "The Masked Singer" (6.893 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

NBC (7.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.517 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (8.005 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (7.233 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.519 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments of "The Goldbergs" (4.805 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Schooled" (4.045 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Modern Family" (4.618 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Single Parents" (3.038 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Match Game" (2.304 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.371 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) opted for special repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.963 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Young Sheldon" (5.198 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "NCIS" (4.169 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "FBI" (3.363 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, the return of "Riverdale" (1.338 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "All American" (0.693 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) rounded out the night on The CW (1.015 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Riverdale (vs. 12/12/18)
+10.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Single Parents
0.00% - All American (vs. 12/12/18)
-4.35% - The Masked Singer
-7.69% - Chicago Med
-7.69% - The Goldbergs
-7.69% - Modern Family
-9.09% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
-15.38% - Chicago Fire
-15.38% - Schooled
-16.67% - Match Game

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1)
+9.09% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
-9.09% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The X-Files)
-15.38% - Schooled (vs. Speechless)
-21.43% - Chicago PD
-21.43% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-29.41% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - Modern Family
-37.50% - Match Game
-38.46% - 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," 2.6/7; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.2/4 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 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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