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[09/04/14 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Onto 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 (9/3/14):

CBS (5.728 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with its mix of "Big Brother 16" (6.509 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "Criminal Minds" (4.923 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Extant" (5.752 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

NBC (7.334 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then was a close second place with its lineup of an "America's Got Talent" (6.364 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) recap, a new "America's Got Talent" (10.111 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and the penultimate week of "Taxi Brooklyn" (5.528 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was FOX (4.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) with the season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.083 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.575 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its marathon lineup of "The Goldbergs" (4.143 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), another "The Goldbergs" (3.908 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), more "The Goldbergs" (3.393 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), even more "The Goldbergs" (3.380 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Modern Family" (3.229 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and another "Modern Family" (3.395 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

And finally, a new "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.067 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and a repeat "The 100" (0.787 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.427 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.3 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (9/4/13):

FOX (5.171 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) lead the demo charge on Wednesday with a new "MasterChef" (4.863 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and a second "MasterChef" (5.480 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

NBC (6.519 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the top overall draw with a repeat of "America's Got Talent" (6.150 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), a new "America's Got Talent" (9.890 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and the penultimate "Camp" (3.517 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Next up was CBS (5.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a new "Big Brother 15" (0.000 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (0.000 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (0.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.807 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up second runs of "The Middle" (3.963 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13), another "The Middle" (3.921 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "Modern Family" (3.852 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), another "Modern Family" (3.488 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and the season finale of "The Lookout" (3.810 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.149 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Supernatural" (0.930 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (1.039 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Lookout
+11.11% - Camp
+10.00% - Big Brother 15
+4.55% - America's Got Talent
-5.00% - MasterChef - 8:00
-12.50% - MasterChef - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - MasterChef - 9:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+35.71% - MasterChef - 8:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+11.11% - The Lookout (vs. ABC News Special)
+4.76% - Big Brother 15
-73.56% - America's Got Talent (vs. Sunday Night Football)
-88.51% - Camp (vs. Sunday Night Football)

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," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/6; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "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 with an encore 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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