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[11/28/14 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Closes November Sweeps on Top
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/26/14):

CBS (9.310 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) closed the November sweeps period on top thanks to new episodes of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (8.926 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "Criminal Minds" (10.855 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Stalker" (8.150 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

ABC (5.165 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its encore lineup of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (8.044 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "Modern Family" (5.329 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Black-ish" (4.238 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "Nashville" (2.670 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was NBC (3.696 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its specials "The Making of Peter Pan Live!" (3.023 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving" (4.033 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.981 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (3.470 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Red Band Society" (2.492 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

And finally, the feature "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (2.073 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) on The CW (2.073 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-4.35% - Criminal Minds
-5.88% - Stalker
-12.50% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-22.22% - Red Band Society
-26.67% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-4.55% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-8.33% - Criminal Minds
-8.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The X Factor)
-20.00% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-40.00% - The Making of Peter Pan Live! (vs. The Making of The Sound of Music Live!)
-41.67% - 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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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," 1.3/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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" (1.5/5 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 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/27/13):

CBS (10.219 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) lead the final night of the November sweeps period with new episodes of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (8.812 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Criminal Minds" (11.042 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.804 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

NBC (4.886 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its "The Making of The Sound of Music Live!" (4.916 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving" (4.871 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) specials.

Next up was FOX (4.862 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "The X Factor" (4.808 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and a second "The X Factor" (4.917 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.606 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (4.892 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Last Man Standing" (4.307 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.960 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Super Fun Night" (2.884 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Nashville" (2.296 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, the feature "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1.793 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) on The CW (1.793 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-4.76% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-8.33% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-14.29% - Criminal Minds
-25.00% - The X Factor - 8:00
-29.41% - The X Factor - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-17.24% - Criminal Minds
-18.52% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-23.08% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-40.74% - Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving (vs. SNL Christmas)
-52.38% - The Making of The Sound of Music Live! (vs. Christmas in Rockefeller Center)
-55.56% - The X Factor - 8:00
-60.00% - The X Factor - 9:00

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," 2.7/7; 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," 0.7/3; 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.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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