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[01/22/15 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Rises Yet Again 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/21/15):

FOX (11.242 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with another big week from "American Idol" (11.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "Empire" (10.950 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1).

CBS (9.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a distant second place with its trio of "The Mentalist" (9.532 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Criminal Minds" (10.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Stalker" (7.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Next up was NBC (6.167 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "The Mysteries of Laura" (4.775 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) followed by originals from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.746 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "Chicago PD" (6.982 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.787 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (5.550 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "The Goldbergs" (4.598 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "Modern Family" (5.334 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Black-ish" (3.949 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), another "Black-ish" (1.824 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "Modern Family" (1.467 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (2.958 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and "The 100" (1.569 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (2.263 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #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 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The 100 (vs. 12/17/14)
+15.38% - The Mentalist
+13.79% - American Idol
+10.00% - Arrow (vs. 12/10/14)
+7.50% - Empire
0.00% - Stalker
0.00% - Chicago PD
-13.64% - Criminal Minds
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.47% - The Mentalist (vs. The Crazy Ones/Mom)
+37.50% - Arrow
+20.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
+7.50% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
-6.25% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-6.25% - Chicago PD
-13.64% - Criminal Minds
-17.50% - American Idol
-33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore 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 (1/22/14):

FOX (13.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with another two-hour "American Idol" (13.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1).

ABC (6.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then took home a distant second place with its mix of "The Middle" (8.138 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3), "Suburgatory" (6.090 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), "Modern Family" (9.740 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2), "Super Fun Night" (5.153 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Nashville" (4.974 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

Next up was NBC (6.067 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with fresh installments of "Revolution" (5.295 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.636 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (6.269 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.002 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up repeats of "The Crazy Ones" (4.109 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "Mom" (4.148 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) plus new episodes of "Criminal Minds" (10.393 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.485 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

And finally on The CW (1.933 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), originals from "Arrow" (2.463 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.403 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The Middle
+20.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+15.38% - Revolution
+12.50% - Suburgatory
+9.38% - Modern Family
+7.69% - Nashville
+6.67% - Chicago PD
+6.25% - Super Fun Night
-8.33% - Criminal Minds
-11.11% - Arrow
-13.04% - American Idol
-16.67% - The Tomorrow People
-20.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+157.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+100.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+87.50% - Revolution (vs. Whitney (Repeat)/Guys With Kids (Repeat))
-5.26% - Suburgatory (vs. The Neighbors)
-12.00% - The Middle
-14.63% - Modern Family
-22.22% - Nashville
-25.93% - American Idol
-26.09% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)
-26.67% - Criminal Minds
-27.27% - Arrow
-40.74% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-44.44% - 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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "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 0.4/3 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" (0.2/1).

·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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