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[10/09/14 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Into the Top Spot Among Adults 18-49
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 (10/8/14):

ABC (7.216 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "The Middle" (7.347 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "The Goldbergs" (6.966 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Modern Family" (10.072 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), "Black-ish" (7.950 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) and "Nashville" (5.482 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

CBS (9.381 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.525 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), "Criminal Minds" (10.492 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "Stalker" (8.128 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7).

Next up was NBC (7.624 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with fresh installments of "The Mysteries of Laura" (8.535 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.648 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (6.689 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.333 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.774 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "Red Band Society" (2.893 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (2.789 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and a rebroadcast of "The Flash" (2.093 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) closed out the night on The CW (2.441 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.8 rating while the latter posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.00% - Black-ish
+5.26% - The Middle
+4.17% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Nashville
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-2.86% - Modern Family
-5.56% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-6.25% - Chicago PD
-7.14% - The Mysteries of Laura
-14.81% - Criminal Minds
-15.00% - Stalker
-18.18% - Red Band Society

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Chicago PD (vs. Ironside)
+29.41% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
+12.00% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+11.11% - Arrow
+6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+4.17% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-9.09% - The Middle
-10.53% - Modern Family
-10.53% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-11.54% - Criminal Minds
-11.76% - Nashville
-13.33% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-39.13% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The X Factor)
-57.14% - Red Band Society (vs. The X Factor)

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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3 with an encore).

· 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/9/13):

CBS (9.713 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday with its mix of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4), "Criminal Minds" (10.898 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.777 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8).

ABC (7.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) however split the demo crown with the Eye thanks to its lineup of "The Middle" (8.117 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Back in the Game" (6.438 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9), "Modern Family" (10.432 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Super Fun Night" (6.666 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Nashville" (5.861 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9).

Next up was FOX (7.141 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with its equally competitive combination of "The X Factor" (6.617 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) and a second hour of "The X Factor" (7.666 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.614 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up originals from "Revolution" (5.372 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.241 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11) and "Ironside" (5.228 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (2.682 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and the premiere of "The Tomorrow People" (2.336 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) 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 0.8 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The X Factor - 8:00
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Revolution
-3.70% - Criminal Minds
-5.56% - Back in the Game
-7.69% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-9.52% - Modern Family
-9.52% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-10.53% - Nashville
-19.23% - The X Factor - 9:00
-20.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-21.43% - Ironside
-21.88% - Super Fun Night

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Revolution (vs. Animal Practice/Guys With Kids)
-7.69% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-8.33% - The Middle
-10.53% - Back in the Game (vs. The Neighbors)
-11.11% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-13.33% - Criminal Minds
-19.15% - Modern Family
-20.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Supernatural)
-26.92% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-28.13% - The X Factor - 8:00
-30.77% - Arrow
-39.29% - Nashville
-41.67% - The X Factor - 9:00
-42.11% - Ironside (vs. Chicago Fire)
-48.98% - Super Fun Night (vs. Modern Family)

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/7.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/6.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.8/5 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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 with an encore 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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