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[02/20/14 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Still No Match for NBC, Olympics
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/19/14):

NBC (20.109 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) was still the top draw on Wednesday with its presentation of the "2014 Olympic Winter Games" (20.109 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1).

FOX (9.876 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then claimed the silver with anotehr two-hour "American Idol" (9.876 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

Next up was CBS (8.381 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" (5.625 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) followed by originals from "Criminal Minds" (9.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.607 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.940 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its mix of "The Middle" (4.243 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Suburgatory" (2.955 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Modern Family" (4.186 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), the season finale of "Super Fun Night" (2.739 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Nashville" (1.758 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.006 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "The Tomorrow People" (0.769 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.888 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 2/5/14)
-10.71% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games
-14.29% - Criminal Minds (vs. 2/5/14)
-23.53% - American Idol
-30.77% - Super Fun Night

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games (vs. Various)
-11.11% - Criminal Minds
-13.04% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-36.59% - American Idol
-55.00% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)

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," 5.2 rating, 15 share from midnight-1 a.m. ET; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6, and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 2.2/12 at midnight; "Late Show," 0.6/3, and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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, CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/20/13):

FOX (14.239 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) as usual was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new two-hour "American Idol" (14.239 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1).

CBS (10.242 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then snagged the silver with its mix of "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" (9.448 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "Criminal Minds" (10.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.537 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5).

Next up was ABC (6.813 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and its original lineup of "The Middle" (8.170 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "The Neighbors" (6.294 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8), "Modern Family" (10.567 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2), "Suburgatory" (5.886 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) and a special "20/20" (4.981 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up new episodes of "Whitney" (3.255 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Guys With Kids" (2.962 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.707 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and "Chicago Fire" (6.423 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (3.122 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) and "Supernatural" (2.218 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) rounded out the night over on The CW (2.670 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.8 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.7 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.79% - The Middle
+11.76% - The Neighbors
+10.00% - Guys With Kids
+9.52% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+4.17% - Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites
+2.63% - Modern Family
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 2/6/13)
0.00% - Chicago Fire
-4.65% - American Idol
-8.33% - Whitney
-9.09% - Suburgatory
-10.00% - Supernatural
-18.18% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Supernatural (vs. Remodeled)
+183.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+28.57% - Arrow (vs. One Tree Hill)
+18.75% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-4.35% - The Middle
-7.14% - 20/20
-10.71% - Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites
-12.90% - Criminal Minds
-15.38% - Guys With Kids (vs. Are You There, Chelsea?)
-17.02% - Modern Family
-17.39% - The Neighbors (vs. Suburgatory)
-17.86% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-19.61% - American Idol
-20.00% - Suburgatory (vs. Happy Endings)
-26.67% - Whitney

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

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

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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