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[11/05/15 - 08:52 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Lift ABC to Top Spot
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/4/15):

ABC (13.583 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to its telecast of "The 49th Annual CMA Awards" (13.583 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2).

FOX (8.312 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its duo of "Rosewood" (5.065 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "Empire" (11.559 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1).

Next up was CBS (7.604 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and originals from "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (8.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Criminal Minds" (7.690 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Code Black" (6.438 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.659 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up new episodes of "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.038 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.485 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.455 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments from "Arrow" (2.567 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "Supernatural" (1.644 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) on The CW (2.105 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
+9.09% - Code Black
0.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/21/15)
0.00% - Rosewood (vs. 10/21/15)
0.00% - Arrow
-4.17% - Empire (vs. 10/21/15)
-6.67% - Chicago PD
-12.50% - Criminal Minds
-33.33% - Supernatural

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+411.11% - Empire (vs. Red Band Society)
+15.38% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+7.69% - Chicago PD
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
-6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-13.04% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-15.56% - The 49th Annual CMA Awards
-20.00% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-33.33% - Criminal Minds

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/5/14):

ABC (16.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) was of course the network to beat on Wednesday with its coverage of "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" (16.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (8.699 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and its trio of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.192 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Criminal Minds" (9.629 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and "Stalker" (7.276 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was NBC (6.923 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with originals from "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.910 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Chicago PD" (6.098 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.247 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.619 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Red Band Society" (2.874 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, first-run installments of "Arrow" (2.624 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "The 100" (1.715 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) closed out the evening on The CW (2.170 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.9 rating while the latter posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 10/15/14)
+4.55% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/22/14)
0.00% - Stalker
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Red Band Society (vs. 10/15/14)
0.00% - The 100
-8.70% - Criminal Minds
-13.33% - Chicago PD (vs. 10/22/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Chicago PD (vs. Dateline NBC)
+6.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-4.26% - The 48th Annual CMA Awards
-8.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-11.76% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-12.50% - Criminal Minds
-13.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The X Factor)
-14.29% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-35.71% - Red Band Society (vs. The X Factor)

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," 2.8/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.8/8.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 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 with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). 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 0.8/4 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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