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[04/30/15 - 09:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with "Modern Family"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/29/15):

ABC (6.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top demo draw on a competitive Wednesday with its mix of "The Middle" (7.313 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (6.714 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "Modern Family" (7.945 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1), "Black-ish" (6.000 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4) and "Nashville" (4.758 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

The silver then went to CBS (8.314 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) with its trio of "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.171 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "Criminal Minds" (8.570 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "CSI: Cyber" (7.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Next up was FOX (7.316 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with another two-hour "American Idol" (7.316 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, NBC (7.291 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up an encore of "Chicago Fire" (4.606 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) followed by special crossover editions of "Chicago PD" (8.051 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (9.217 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.400 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Supernatural" (1.850 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (2.125 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 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/8/15)
+11.11% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 4/8/15)
+11.11% - The Middle
+6.67% - American Idol
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Nashville
0.00% - Supernatural
-4.76% - Black-ish
-8.70% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-10.53% - Criminal Minds
-11.11% - Arrow
-20.00% - CSI: Cyber

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - Black-ish (vs. Mixology)
+50.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+11.11% - The Middle
+8.33% - Nashville
+5.26% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago PD)
+3.57% - Modern Family
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - Arrow
-4.55% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-11.11% - American Idol
-22.73% - Criminal Minds
-33.33% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)

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 (4/30/14):

CBS (9.924 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to a full slate of originals from "Survivor: Cagayan" (9.579 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2), "Criminal Minds" (10.247 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.945 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

FOX (8.647 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with a new two-hour "American Idol" (8.647 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

Next up was NBC (6.031 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and its original mix of "Revolution" (4.718 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.137 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (7.238 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.520 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Middle" (7.083 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), "Suburgatory" (5.132 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9), "Modern Family" (8.274 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "Mixology" (3.647 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) and "Nashville" (4.494 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.253 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "The 100" (1.900 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (2.077 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.5 rating while "100" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.75% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/9/14)
+14.29% - Arrow
+7.69% - Revolution (vs. 4/2/14)
+5.88% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 4/9/14)
0.00% - Survivor: Cagayan
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - The 100
-4.35% - Criminal Minds (vs. 4/9/14)
-10.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 4/9/14)
-12.50% - Suburgatory
-13.33% - Mixology
-14.29% - American Idol
-17.65% - Modern Family
-20.00% - Nashville (vs. 4/2/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+11.76% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire)
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-4.35% - Survivor: Cagayan
-4.35% - Criminal Minds
-6.67% - Suburgatory (vs. Family Tools)
-10.00% - The Middle
-11.11% - Arrow
-12.50% - Revolution (vs. The Voice)
-20.00% - Modern Family
-29.41% - Nashville
-33.33% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)
-35.71% - American Idol
-40.91% - Mixology (vs. How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life))

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," 3.0/8; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "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" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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