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[10/30/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Wraps on Top for FOX
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 (10/29/14):

FOX (20.166 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with its concluding coverage of the "World Series, Game 7" (20.166 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1).

ABC (7.064 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a distant second place with its mix of "The Middle" (6.898 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "The Goldbergs" (6.789 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Modern Family" (9.748 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Black-ish" (7.727 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) and "Nashville" (5.610 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Next up was CBS (8.867 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with originals from "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (8.957 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Criminal Minds" (10.309 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "Stalker" (7.335 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.405 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up a new "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.549 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) followed by repeats fo "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.621 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Chicago PD" (4.046 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.765 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and "The 100" (1.868 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (2.317 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.9 rating while the latter posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The 100
+11.11% - Arrow
+8.00% - Black-ish
+7.14% - Nashville
+3.03% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-4.17% - Criminal Minds
-4.55% - The Goldbergs
-7.69% - The Mysteries of Laura
-10.00% - The Middle
-11.76% - Stalker

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+50.00% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+42.86% - Arrow
+23.53% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
+7.14% - Nashville
+5.56% - World Series, Game 7 (vs. World Series, Game 6)
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-4.17% - Criminal Minds
-4.35% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-14.29% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-14.29% - The Middle
-16.67% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)

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," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/30/13):

FOX (17.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) overshadowed the competition on Wednesday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 6" (17.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1).

CBS (9.746 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a distant silver with its mix of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.024 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), "Criminal Minds" (10.620 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.593 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6).

Next up was ABC (6.261 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and its combination of "The Middle" (8.033 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "Back in the Game" (6.236 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8), a repeat "Modern Family" (7.420 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Super Fun Night" (5.421 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6) and "Nashville" (5.228 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.440 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up a new "Revolution" (4.914 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) alongside repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.857 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and a second "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.550 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.336 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.732 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) closed out the night over on The CW (2.034 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.71% - World Series, Game 6
0.00% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Back in the Game
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
-11.11% - Criminal Minds
-12.50% - Nashville
-14.29% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-18.18% - Super Fun Night
-22.22% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+107.69% - World Series, Game 6 (vs. The X Factor)
+7.69% - Revolution (vs. 30 Rock/Guys With Kids)
-4.17% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-5.56% - Back in the Game (vs. The Neighbors)
-17.24% - Criminal Minds
-21.74% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-22.22% - The Middle (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-22.22% - Nashville
-25.00% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)
-30.00% - Arrow
-33.33% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.3/6; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "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 0.4/2 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" (1.2/4). 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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