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[11/20/14 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Modern Family" Powers Demo Victory for ABC
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 (11/19/14):

ABC (7.648 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to its lineup of "The Middle" (8.324 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "The Goldbergs" (7.701 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3), "Modern Family" (10.902 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1), "Black-ish" (7.948 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "Nashville" (5.506 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10).

CBS (9.473 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a close second place with its trio of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.823 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3), "Criminal Minds" (10.612 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) and "Stalker" (7.982 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Next up was NBC (7.885 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments of "The Mysteries of Laura" (8.570 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.863 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and "Chicago PD" (7.223 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.447 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (3.943 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10) and "Red Band Society" (2.951 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.625 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "The 100" (1.658 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (2.142 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Stalker
+19.35% - Modern Family
+16.67% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. 11/5/14)
+15.79% - The Middle
+14.29% - The Goldbergs
+7.14% - Nashville
+4.35% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
+4.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Red Band Society
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100
-25.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-27.27% - Chicago PD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
+45.45% - Chicago PD (vs. Dateline NBC)
+36.84% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+12.12% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-6.25% - Nashville
-6.25% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The X Factor)
-17.86% - Criminal Minds
-19.05% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-47.06% - 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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· 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" (1.5/5 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" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 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 (11/20/13):

CBS (11.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (10.096 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "Criminal Minds" (12.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (11.033 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5).

ABC (6.902 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (8.381 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Back in the Game" (6.078 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Modern Family" (10.033 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Super Fun Night" (5.672 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) and "Nashville" (5.623 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Next up was FOX (5.501 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments of "The X Factor" (5.459 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and another "The X Factor" (5.544 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.312 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up originals from "Revolution" (5.247 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.919 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (4.770 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.534 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.661 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (2.097 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+6.67% - Nashville
+3.70% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
0.00% - The X Factor - 9:00
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
-4.35% - The Middle
-5.88% - The X Factor - 8:00
-9.52% - Super Fun Night
-11.11% - Back in the Game
-13.16% - Modern Family
-18.18% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+94.12% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+80.00% - Arrow (vs. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Repeat))
+72.73% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
+60.00% - Nashville (vs. Private Practice)
+27.27% - Revolution (vs. Whitney/Guys With Kids)
+23.08% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+20.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Repeat))
+4.35% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
+3.70% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Middle (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))
-8.70% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-21.43% - Dateline NBC (vs. Chicago Fire)
-23.81% - The X Factor - 9:00
-26.09% - The X Factor - 8:00
-27.27% - Back in the Game (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))

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," 3.2/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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