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[07/30/15 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos
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 (7/29/15):

NBC (7.094 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with a special two-hour "America's Got Talent" (7.738 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and a new "Last Comic Standing" (5.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

FOX (3.842 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "MasterChef" (4.603 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "Home Free" (3.081 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Next up was CBS (4.963 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and is trio of "Big Brother 17" (5.672 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Extant" (4.254 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Criminal Minds" (4.963 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (3.797 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "The Goldbergs" (3.165 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Modern Family" (3.461 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Black-ish" (2.954 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) plus an original "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.056 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.805 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Supernatural" (0.667 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.736 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.1 rating while the latter posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Home Free
0.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. 7/8/15)
0.00% - Extant
-6.67% - Last Comic Standing

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+27.27% - Last Comic Standing (vs. Taxi Brooklyn)
+14.29% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Motive)
-18.18% - Big Brother 17
-18.18% - Home Free (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-36.36% - Extant (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))

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," 2.9/8; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.6/4 with an encore; 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," 1.0/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· 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 (7/30/14):

NBC (7.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday with a "America's Got Talent" (6.289 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) recap followed by new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (10.608 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) and "Taxi Brooklyn" (5.602 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

CBS (5.708 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) then shared top demo honors with its revised lineup of "Big Brother 16" (6.487 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1), "Criminal Minds" (4.733 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Extant" (5.905 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.493 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mainstay "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.493 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.582 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (4.059 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "The Goldbergs" (3.547 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Modern Family" (3.604 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), another "The Middle" (3.278 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and a new "Motive" (3.502 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, the premiere of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.761 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and a repeat "The 100" (0.546 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the night on The CW (1.153 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.4 rating while the latter 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," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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