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[11/29/13 - 09:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Pave the Way for CBS Victory
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/27/13):

CBS (10.219 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) lead the final night of the November sweeps period with new episodes of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (8.812 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Criminal Minds" (11.042 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.804 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

NBC (4.886 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its "The Making of The Sound of Music Live!" (4.916 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving" (4.871 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) specials.

Next up was FOX (4.862 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "The X Factor" (4.808 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and a second "The X Factor" (4.917 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.606 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (4.892 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Last Man Standing" (4.307 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.960 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Super Fun Night" (2.884 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Nashville" (2.296 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, the feature "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1.793 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) on The CW (1.793 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-4.76% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-8.33% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-14.29% - Criminal Minds
-25.00% - The X Factor - 8:00
-29.41% - The X Factor - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-17.24% - Criminal Minds
-18.52% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-23.08% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-40.74% - Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving (vs. SNL Christmas)
-52.38% - The Making of The Sound of Music Live! (vs. Christmas in Rockefeller Center)
-55.56% - The X Factor - 8:00
-60.00% - The X Factor - 9:00

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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 (11/28/12):

ABC (7.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) and FOX (8.08 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) shared the demo crown on Wednesday as the latter served up new episodes of "The X Factor" (7.73 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T5) and "The X Factor" (8.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2).

The Alphabet then offered up its mix of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (8.85 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T3), "Modern Family" (11.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1), "Suburgatory" (6.88 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T8) and "Nashville" (5.65 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11).

Next up was CBS (11.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) with originals from "Survivor: Philippines" (10.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (12.27 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (11.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (7.96 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4) remained the hunt with its specials "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (9.09 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #10) and "SNL Christmas" (7.39 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T5).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (3.71 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and "Supernatural" (2.07 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) closed out the evening on The CW (2.89 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 1.0 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.6 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.43% - The X Factor - 9:00
+28.57% - The X Factor - 8:00
+17.39% - Survivor: Philippines
+13.04% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+8.33% - Suburgatory (vs. 11/14/12)
+7.41% - Criminal Minds
+2.17% - Modern Family (vs. 11/14/12)
0.00% - Nashville (vs. 11/14/12)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. 11/14/12)
-10.00% - Supernatural (vs. 11/14/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.77% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+50.00% - Nashville (vs. Revenge (Repeat))
+50.00% - SNL Christmas (vs. Harry's Law/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
+50.00% - Arrow (vs. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (Repeat))
+38.10% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+36.84% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night)
+23.81% - Suburgatory (vs. Happy Endings (Repeat))
+16.67% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center
+12.50% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-7.69% - The X Factor - 9:00 (vs. The X Factor/I Hate My Teenage Daughter)
-12.90% - Survivor: Philippines
-27.03% - The X Factor - 8:00

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

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/4).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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