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[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign 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 (1/28/15):

FOX (11.155 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "American Idol" (10.998 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) and "Empire" (11.311 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1).

CBS (9.371 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "The Mentalist" (9.051 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Criminal Minds" (10.639 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and "Stalker" (8.423 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

Next up was ABC (4.307 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (5.584 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (4.676 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Modern Family" (5.308 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Black-ish" (3.872 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), another "Black-ish" (3.427 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and yet another "Black-ish" (2.973 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.239 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "Arrow" (2.866 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "The 100" (1.611 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.8 rating while the latter posted a 0.4 rating.

And finally, repeats of "The Mysteries of Laura" (4.135 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.605 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Chicago PD" (4.063 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) on NBC (3.934 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Criminal Minds
+6.67% - Stalker
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100
-12.12% - American Idol
-13.33% - The Mentalist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.54% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+45.45% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
+13.16% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
+10.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-23.68% - American Idol
-31.58% - The Mentalist (vs. Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2014)

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/2.

· 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 Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (1/29/14):

FOX (12.399 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with another two-hour "American Idol" (12.399 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1).

NBC (6.514 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Revolution" (5.126 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.539 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (6.877 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5).

Next up was ABC (5.185 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with its mix of a "The Middle" (5.795 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) repeat, a new "Suburgatory" (5.048 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6), a repeat "Modern Family" (5.989 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) and fresh installments of "Super Fun Night" (3.877 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) and "Nashville" (5.201 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.497 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up its annual "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2014" (9.524 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) special followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.609 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.357 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, The CW (2.187 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Arrow" (2.732 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.642 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Arrow
+20.00% - The Tomorrow People
+7.14% - Nashville
+6.25% - Chicago PD
+5.56% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-5.00% - American Idol
-13.33% - Revolution
-16.67% - Suburgatory
-23.53% - Super Fun Night

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Nashville (vs. Nashville (Repeat))
+11.76% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
+11.11% - Arrow (vs. Arrow)
+8.33% - Revolution (vs. Whitney/Guys With Kids)
-6.25% - Suburgatory (vs. The Neighbors)
-9.52% - Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2014
-15.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire)
-27.78% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)
-29.63% - American Idol
-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," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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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