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[10/29/15 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Game 2 of the World Series Keeps FOX in Front
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 (10/28/15):

FOX (12.524 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) was not surprisingly the top draw on Wednesday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 2" (12.524 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1).

ABC (5.824 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then took home a distant second with its mix of "The Middle" (7.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (6.863 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), a repeat "Modern Family" (6.352 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "Black-ish" (6.099 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and "Nashville" (4.147 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

Next up was CBS (7.406 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (8.442 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Criminal Minds" (7.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Code Black" (6.103 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.241 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offerd up new episodes of "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.406 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Chicago PD" (5.993 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and a second "Chicago PD" (6.326 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

And finally, originals from "Arrow" (2.810 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "Supernatural" (2.303 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) on The CW (2.557 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Supernatural
+11.11% - Arrow
+7.14% - Chicago PD
+5.56% - Black-ish
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
0.00% - Nashville
-4.76% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-8.33% - Code Black

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - Chicago PD - 10:00 (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+55.56% - Chicago PD - 9:00 (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+50.00% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+5.56% - The Middle
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The Goldbergs
-8.33% - The Mysteries of Laura
-9.09% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-26.67% - Nashville
-26.67% - Code Black
-29.63% - Black-ish
-30.43% - Criminal Minds
-36.84% - World Series, Game 2 (vs. World Series, Game 7)

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," 3.1/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; 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," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). 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 0.8/3 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 (10/29/14):

FOX (20.166 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with its concluding coverage of the "World Series, Game 7" (20.166 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1).

ABC (7.064 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a distant second place with its mix of "The Middle" (6.898 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "The Goldbergs" (6.789 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Modern Family" (9.748 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Black-ish" (7.727 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) and "Nashville" (5.610 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Next up was CBS (8.867 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with originals from "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (8.957 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Criminal Minds" (10.309 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "Stalker" (7.335 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.405 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up a new "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.549 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) followed by repeats fo "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.621 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Chicago PD" (4.046 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.765 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and "The 100" (1.868 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (2.317 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.9 rating while the latter posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The 100
+11.11% - Arrow
+8.00% - Black-ish
+7.14% - Nashville
+3.03% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-4.17% - Criminal Minds
-4.55% - The Goldbergs
-7.69% - The Mysteries of Laura
-10.00% - The Middle
-11.76% - Stalker

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+50.00% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+42.86% - Arrow
+23.53% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
+7.14% - Nashville
+5.56% - World Series, Game 7 (vs. World Series, Game 6)
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-4.17% - Criminal Minds
-4.35% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-14.29% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-14.29% - The Middle
-16.67% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)

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," 2.2/6; 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," 1.0/4; "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 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4 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" (0.5/3 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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