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[12/04/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS and NBC in Horse Race for 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/3/14):

CBS (8.250 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to a special two-hour "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (8.642 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and a new "Stalker" (7.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

NBC (7.245 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its specials "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (9.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and "SNL Christmas" (6.180 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4).

Next up was ABC (6.683 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with its equally competitive lineup of "The Middle" (7.151 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "The Goldbergs" (6.578 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Modern Family" (8.993 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "Black-ish" (6.871 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and "Nashville" (5.252 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.314 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.577 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) and the fall finale of "Red Band Society" (3.051 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, The CW (2.900 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) saw big gains from a new "Arrow" (3.864 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) followed by an original "The 100" (1.936 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.9 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Arrow (vs. 11/19/14)
+28.57% - Red Band Society
+9.09% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
0.00% - The 100 (vs. 11/19/14)
-6.25% - Stalker
-13.33% - Nashville (vs. 11/19/14)
-19.23% - Black-ish (vs. 11/19/14)
-24.32% - Modern Family (vs. 11/19/14)
-27.27% - The Middle (vs. 11/19/14)
-29.17% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/19/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Arrow
+23.53% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+21.43% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
+7.14% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
-2.33% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur (vs. Survivor: Blood vs. Water/Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-9.68% - Modern Family
-14.29% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-15.79% - The Middle
-17.39% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center
-18.75% - Nashville
-20.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The X Factor)
-26.92% - SNL Christmas
-30.77% - Red Band Society (vs. The X Factor)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/4/13):

NBC (8.225 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the top draw in demos for the first time this season on Wednesday thanks to its "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (9.865 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "SNL Christmas" (7.405 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2) specials.

CBS (8.902 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) then was the most-watched network with a new "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (10.593 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (8.118 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.996 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

Next up was ABC (6.413 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) with originals from "The Middle" (7.509 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "Back in the Game" (5.213 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10), "Modern Family" (9.422 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Super Fun Night" (4.921 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "Nashville" (5.708 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up a new "The X Factor" (5.001 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) and a second "The X Factor" (5.672 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (3.165 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.799 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (2.482 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 0.9 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The X Factor - 8:00
+22.22% - Arrow (vs. 11/20/13)
+16.67% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 11/20/13)
+8.33% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
+8.33% - The X Factor - 9:00
0.00% - Nashville (vs. 11/20/13)
-6.06% - Modern Family (vs. 11/20/13)
-10.53% - Super Fun Night (vs. 11/20/13)
-12.50% - Back in the Game (vs. 11/20/13)
-13.64% - The Middle (vs. 11/20/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+70.37% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center (vs. Whitney/Guys With Kids)
+48.57% - SNL Christmas (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/Chicago Fire)
+6.90% - Modern Family
0.00% - Arrow
-10.34% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-15.79% - Nashville
-17.39% - The Middle
-22.22% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Supernatural)
-22.73% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)
-26.32% - Back in the Game (vs. The Neighbors)
-46.43% - The X Factor - 8:00
-55.17% - 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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6 with an encore; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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