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[05/15/14 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Both Viewers, Demos
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/14/14):

CBS (9.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) claimed the top spot on Wednesday with its mix of a new "Survivor: Cagayan" (9.878 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), the season finale of "Criminal Minds" (11.962 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and a repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.982 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

FOX (8.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a close second place with a new two-hour "American Idol" (8.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4).

Next up was ABC (5.766 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with its lineup of "The Middle" (6.851 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), the departing "Suburgatory" (4.999 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), "Modern Family" (8.792 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Mixology" (3.921 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and the season finale of "Nashville" (5.017 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.116 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up the penultimate weeks of "Revolution" (4.003 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.287 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (6.058 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6).

And finally, the season finale of "Arrow" (2.326 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and a new "The 100" (1.770 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) closed out the night on The CW (2.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.5 rating while "100" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+26.67% - The Middle
+25.00% - Suburgatory
+23.53% - American Idol
+17.39% - Criminal Minds
+14.29% - Chicago PD
+14.29% - Arrow
+10.71% - Modern Family
+8.33% - Nashville
+7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+4.17% - Survivor: Cagayan
0.00% - Mixology
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+138.10% - Survivor: Cagayan (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeats))
+25.00% - Suburgatory (vs. Family Tools)
+8.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-11.11% - Arrow
-11.43% - Modern Family
-15.38% - Revolution (vs. Dateline NBC)
-15.79% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire)
-19.23% - American Idol (vs. American Idol/So You Think You Can Dance)
-27.78% - Nashville
-33.33% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)
-35.00% - Mixology (vs. How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life))

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·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.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/15/13):

FOX (9.337 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with its penultimate telecast of "American Idol" (11.566 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) this season and night two of the "So You Think You Can Dance" (7.107 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) premiere.

ABC (6.374 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (6.600 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7), "Family Tools" (4.513 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), "Modern Family" (9.745 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1), "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" (6.159 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5) and "Nashville" (5.614 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9).

Next up was CBS (7.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (3.868 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and another "2 Broke Girls" (3.921 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) (3.921 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) plus a new "Criminal Minds" (10.310 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and the season finale of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.618 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (5.778 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.354 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "Chicago Fire" (6.869 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7).

And finally, the season finales of "Arrow" (2.654 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) and "Supernatural" (2.363 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) on The CW (2.508 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.7 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.90% - Modern Family
+12.50% - Nashville
+9.09% - Family Tools
+5.56% - Chicago Fire
+5.56% - The Middle
+3.57% - American Idol
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Supernatural
-9.09% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-21.05% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Arrow (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+87.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+80.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model)
+11.76% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (vs. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)
-10.00% - Nashville (vs. Revenge)
-10.26% - Modern Family
-10.34% - Dateline NBC (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers/Betty White's Off Their Rockers)
-28.57% - Criminal Minds
-33.33% - Family Tools (vs. Suburgatory)
-39.58% - American Idol
-42.86% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. Criminal Minds)
-52.08% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. American Idol)

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," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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