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[11/12/15 - 08:33 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Reclaim Top Demo 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/11/15):

FOX (8.177 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) took home the top demo honors on Wednesday with new episodes of "Rosewood" (5.208 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "Empire" (11.146 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (8.287 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with a special "The Voice" (10.202 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) followed by new episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.853 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (6.805 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9).

Next up was ABC (6.299 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and its original lineup of "The Middle" (7.573 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (6.988 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4), "Modern Family" (8.119 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "Black-ish" (6.002 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8) and "Nashville" (4.556 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.064 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes from "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (8.937 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4), "Criminal Minds" (8.392 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) and "Code Black" (6.863 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (2.275 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and "Supernatural" (1.714 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) on The CW (1.995 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+16.67% - Supernatural
+14.29% - Criminal Minds
+14.29% - Chicago PD
+8.33% - Code Black
+5.26% - The Middle (vs. 10/28/15)
+5.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 10/21/15)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 10/28/15)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. 10/28/15)
-6.67% - Rosewood
-8.70% - Empire
-9.09% - Nashville (vs. 10/28/15)
-10.00% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+366.67% - Empire (vs. Red Band Society)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+5.26% - The Middle
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Arrow
-4.00% - The Voice
-6.67% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-7.14% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-8.70% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-12.90% - Modern Family
-16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-24.00% - Black-ish
-27.27% - Chicago PD
-28.57% - Nashville
-30.43% - 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," 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," 0.5/3; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 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 (11/12/14):

NBC (10.029 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) got a boost on Wednesday thanks to a special "The Voice" (10.609 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) followed by new episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (10.013 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4) and "Chicago PD" (9.466 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

ABC (7.425 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (8.117 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9), "The Goldbergs" (7.541 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), "Modern Family" (9.767 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Black-ish" (7.867 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) and "Nashville" (5.631 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Next up was CBS (8.820 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with originals from "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.381 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (10.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5) and "Stalker" (6.979 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.276 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.712 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "Red Band Society" (2.839 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

And finally, The CW (2.178 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Arrow" (2.568 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "The 100" (1.788 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.5 rating while the latter posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+69.23% - Chicago PD
+50.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+15.38% - Hell's Kitchen
+9.52% - Criminal Minds
+5.56% - The Middle (vs. 10/29/14)
0.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 10/29/14)
0.00% - Red Band Society
0.00% - The 100
-6.67% - Stalker
-6.67% - Nashville (vs. 10/29/14)
-7.41% - Black-ish (vs. 10/29/14)
-8.82% - Modern Family (vs. 10/29/14)
-10.00% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Dateline NBC)
+78.57% - The Voice (vs. Revolution)
+50.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+19.05% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+16.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-4.17% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-6.67% - Nashville
-11.76% - Hell's Kitchen
-14.81% - Criminal Minds
-17.39% - The Middle
-18.18% - Arrow
-18.42% - Modern Family
-26.32% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-47.06% - 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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6; "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 1.3/5 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 with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 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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