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[05/14/15 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
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 (5/13/15):

ABC (6.226 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Wednesday with the season finales of "The Middle" (6.987 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5) and "The Goldbergs" (6.712 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) followed by new episodes of "Modern Family" (8.096 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "Black-ish" (6.170 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and the season closer to "Nashville" (4.695 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

FOX (7.739 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with the season finale of "American Idol" (7.739 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

Next up was CBS (7.666 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with new episodes of "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.434 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.878 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) alongside the season finale of "CSI: Cyber" (6.688 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.580 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up the penultimate weeks of "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.141 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.762 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and "Chicago PD" (6.837 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

And finally, the season finale of "Arrow" (2.798 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and a new "Supernatural" (2.142 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) on The CW (2.470 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.8 rating while the latter posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+14.29% - Chicago PD
+14.29% - Supernatural
+11.11% - The Mysteries of Laura
+11.11% - Arrow
+8.33% - Nashville
+6.67% - American Idol
+5.26% - The Goldbergs
+4.76% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
-6.90% - Modern Family
-8.70% - Black-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.54% - Black-ish (vs. Mixology)
+33.33% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+33.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
+25.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Nashville
-9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-10.53% - The Middle
-12.00% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-12.90% - Modern Family
-20.00% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
-23.81% - American Idol
-55.56% - CSI: Cyber (vs. Criminal Minds)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.1/8; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/14/14):

CBS (9.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) claimed the top spot on Wednesday with its mix of a new "Survivor: Cagayan" (9.878 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), the season finale of "Criminal Minds" (11.962 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and a repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.982 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

FOX (8.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a close second place with a new two-hour "American Idol" (8.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4).

Next up was ABC (5.766 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with its lineup of "The Middle" (6.851 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), the departing "Suburgatory" (4.999 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), "Modern Family" (8.792 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Mixology" (3.921 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and the season finale of "Nashville" (5.017 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.116 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up the penultimate weeks of "Revolution" (4.003 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.287 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (6.058 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6).

And finally, the season finale of "Arrow" (2.326 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and a new "The 100" (1.770 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) closed out the night on The CW (2.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5). 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):
+26.67% - The Middle
+25.00% - Suburgatory
+23.53% - American Idol
+17.39% - Criminal Minds
+14.29% - Chicago PD
+14.29% - Arrow
+10.71% - Modern Family
+8.33% - Nashville
+7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+4.17% - Survivor: Cagayan
0.00% - Mixology
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+138.10% - Survivor: Cagayan (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeats))
+25.00% - Suburgatory (vs. Family Tools)
+8.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-11.11% - Arrow
-11.43% - Modern Family
-15.38% - Revolution (vs. Dateline NBC)
-15.79% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire)
-19.23% - American Idol (vs. American Idol/So You Think You Can Dance)
-27.78% - Nashville
-33.33% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)
-35.00% - 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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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