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[06/25/15 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Returns on Top for CBS
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 (6/24/15):

CBS (5.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to the return of "Big Brother 17" (6.829 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) followed by a new "The Briefcase" (4.666 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and a repeat "Criminal Minds" (5.309 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

NBC (4.847 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however shared the silver with rebroadcasts of "America's Got Talent" (5.913 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "American Ninja Warrior" (4.314 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was FOX (3.729 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "MasterChef" (4.642 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Bullseye" (2.817 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.542 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (4.235 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (3.655 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "Modern Family" (3.779 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and "Black-ish" (3.299 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) plus a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.143 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (1.094 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Supernatural" (0.883 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.989 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):
+12.50% - The Briefcase
+12.50% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-6.67% - MasterChef
-10.00% - Bullseye

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Motive)
0.00% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-13.04% - Big Brother 17
-30.77% - The Briefcase (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-35.71% - 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," 2.6/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.7/4 with an encore; 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; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/25/14):

CBS (6.054 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) moved into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to the premiere of "Big Brother 16" (6.637 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.174 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.351 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

FOX (4.377 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second thanks to a two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.377 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

Next up was NBC (5.942 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" (6.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) followed by the launch of "Taxi Brooklyn" (5.419 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.733 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (4.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "The Goldbergs" (3.677 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Modern Family" (4.029 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), another "The Goldbergs" (3.241 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) plus a new "Motive" (3.507 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, encores of "Arrow" (1.106 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "The 100" (0.918 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (1.012 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/3 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 1.1/3 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" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). 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 0.6/2 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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