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[03/12/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Growth Streak Ends, FOX Win Streak Continues
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 (3/11/15):

FOX (12.022 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with new episodes of "American Idol" (9.313 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "Empire" (14.731 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

CBS (9.817 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then was a distant second place with its trio of "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.375 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Criminal Minds" (10.376 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "CSI: Cyber" (9.700 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5).

Next up was ABC (3.990 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its second run mix of "The Goldbergs" (4.607 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), another "The Goldbergs" (4.316 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Modern Family" (5.089 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6), the special "Black-ish: Bloop-ish" (4.589 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) and a rebroadcast of "American Crime" (2.670 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.448 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "The Mysteries of Laura" (4.917 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.719 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Chicago PD" (4.708 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, a repeat "Arrow" (1.186 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and the season finale of "The 100" (1.317 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.251 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.4 rating while the latter posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Criminal Minds
+9.52% - American Idol
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
-1.75% - Empire
-4.35% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-20.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
+100.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People (Repeat))
0.00% - Black-ish: Bloop-ish (vs. Mixology)
-4.17% - American Idol
-8.70% - Criminal Minds
-10.00% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-12.00% - Survivor: Worlds Apart

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," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4 with an encore). 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 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households 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 (3/12/14):

FOX (10.110 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) managed to hang onto its demo crown on Wednesday with a new two-hour "American Idol" (10.110 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3).

CBS (10.194 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then was a close second place with its mix of "Survivor: Cagayan" (9.857 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "Criminal Minds" (10.723 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.004 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Next up was ABC (5.917 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (7.173 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Suburgatory" (5.175 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10), "Modern Family" (9.081 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Mixology" (4.217 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) and "Nashville" (4.928 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up new episodes of "Revolution" (4.694 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.252 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (5.847 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

And finally on The CW (0.945 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), repeats of "Arrow" (1.197 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "The Tomorrow People" (0.694 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.65% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+6.67% - Chicago PD
+4.17% - Survivor: Cagayan
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Nashville
0.00% - Revolution
-6.25% - Mixology
-11.11% - American Idol
-11.54% - Criminal Minds
-17.65% - Suburgatory

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Nashville (vs. Nashville (Repeat))
+83.33% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+46.15% - The Middle (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+45.45% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+30.00% - Revolution (vs. Whitney/Whitney (Repeat))
+27.78% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+17.65% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
+15.38% - Mixology (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
0.00% - Survivor: Cagayan
0.00% - Suburgatory (vs. The Neighbors)
-33.33% - American Idol

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," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 1.4/6; "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 1.4/5 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 Seth Meyers" (1.6/5 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" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households 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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