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[10/15/15 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Empire" 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/14/15):

FOX (8.591 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was of course the network to beat on Wednesday with new episodes of "Rosewood" (5.013 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) and "Empire" (12.168 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (6.016 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and its lineup of "The Middle" (7.060 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "The Goldbergs" (6.377 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Modern Family" (7.815 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "Black-ish" (5.713 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and "Nashville" (4.566 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11).

Next up was CBS (8.299 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and fresh installments of "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (9.061 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Criminal Minds" (8.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Code Black" (6.917 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.548 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up originals from "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.850 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.199 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (6.595 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

And finally, week two of "Arrow" (2.467 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and "Supernatural" (1.881 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) on The CW (2.174 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Code Black
+9.09% - Nashville
+5.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-3.70% - Modern Family
-4.76% - The Goldbergs
-5.26% - Black-ish
-8.00% - Empire
-9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
-11.11% - Supernatural
-17.65% - Rosewood
-18.18% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+411.11% - Empire (vs. Red Band Society)
+60.00% - Supernatural (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+16.67% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+12.50% - Arrow
+5.56% - The Middle (vs. Toy Story of Terror!)
-4.76% - The Goldbergs (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)
-6.25% - Chicago PD
-7.69% - Nashville
-8.70% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-11.76% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-21.21% - Modern Family
-23.08% - The Mysteries of Laura
-28.00% - Black-ish
-29.17% - Criminal Minds
-29.41% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). 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 0.9/4 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/15/14):

CBS (9.291 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.315 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Criminal Minds" (10.753 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Stalker" (7.804 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7).

Sharing the demo crown however was ABC (6.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) with its mix of "Toy Story of Terror!" (6.269 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (6.281 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "Modern Family" (9.455 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Black-ish" (6.916 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "Nashville" (5.076 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

Next up was NBC (7.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and originals from "The Mysteries of Laura" (8.517 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.270 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (6.714 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.385 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.660 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and "Red Band Society" (3.112 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

And finally, a new "Arrow" (2.250 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and a repeat "The Flash" (1.631 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (1.941 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.5 rating while the latter posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Chicago PD
+4.35% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Stalker
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
0.00% - Red Band Society
-2.94% - Modern Family
-8.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-10.71% - Black-ish
-13.33% - Nashville
-14.29% - Hell's Kitchen
-20.00% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - Chicago PD (vs. Ironside)
+19.05% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-7.14% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-8.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-11.11% - Criminal Minds
-15.00% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-17.50% - Modern Family
-23.53% - Nashville
-27.27% - Arrow
-50.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. ALCS, Game 4)
-62.50% - Red Band Society (vs. ALCS, Game 4)

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's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 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 0.8/4 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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