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[06/18/15 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Paves the Way to FOX Demo Victory
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 (6/17/15):

FOX (3.837 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "MasterChef" (4.709 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "Bullseye" (2.964 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

NBC (3.563 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with encores of "I Can Do That!" (2.833 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "American Ninja Warrior" (3.929 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.661 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and repeats of "The Middle" (4.525 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "The Goldbergs" (3.713 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.168 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Black-ish" (3.466 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) plus a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.047 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.462 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up a new "The Briefcase" (5.203 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) alongside second runs of "Criminal Minds" (5.906 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "CSI: Cyber" (5.278 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.992 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Supernatural" (0.808 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.900 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.2 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Bullseye
-11.11% - The Briefcase
-27.27% - Celebrity Wife Swap

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Briefcase (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-11.76% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-20.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Motive)
-41.18% - Bullseye (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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," 2.7/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.9/5 with an encore; 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," 1.0/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· 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 Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 (6/18/14):

FOX (5.271 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.271 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

CBS (5.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its repeat mix of "Hawaii Five-0" (5.043 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Criminal Minds" (5.469 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.989 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Next up was ABC (4.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and its lineup of "The Middle" (4.488 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (3.902 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Modern Family" (4.084 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), another "The Goldbergs" (3.424 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and a new "Motive" (4.669 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.897 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) served up repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.259 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.471 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (2.960 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.970 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "The 100" (0.983 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.977 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.1 rating while "100" posted a 0.2 rating.

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). 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 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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