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[12/03/15 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Rebounds with Fall Finale
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 (12/2/15):

FOX (8.284 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to the fall finales of "Rosewood" (5.034 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "Empire" (11.536 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

CBS (8.855 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) then was the most-watched network with originals from "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (9.388 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Criminal Minds" (8.680 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Code Black" (8.499 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Next up was ABC (5.907 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and its mix of "The Middle" (7.762 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "The Goldbergs" (6.496 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), "Modern Family" (7.368 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Black-ish" (5.512 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Nashville" (4.152 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.789 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its holiday cominbination of "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (7.982 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (5.567 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Saturday Night Live Christmas" (4.401 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

And finally, part two of "The Flash" crossover with "Arrow" (3.578 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) and a new "Supernatural" (2.134 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) on The CW (2.856 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+41.94% - Empire
+30.00% - Arrow (vs. 11/18/15)
+28.57% - Supernatural (vs. 11/18/15)
+16.67% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
+16.67% - Rosewood
+7.14% - Code Black
+5.00% - The Middle (vs. 11/18/15)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 11/18/15)
-9.09% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/18/15)
-10.00% - Nashville (vs. 11/18/15)
-10.53% - Black-ish (vs. 11/18/15)
-14.29% - Modern Family (vs. 11/18/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+388.89% - Empire (vs. Red Band Society)
+50.00% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+31.25% - The Middle
+17.65% - The Goldbergs
+16.67% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
0.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
0.00% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-7.14% - Arrow
-14.29% - Modern Family
-19.05% - Black-ish
-21.05% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center
-28.57% - Criminal Minds (vs. Survivor: San Juan del Sur)
-30.77% - Nashville

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 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 1.4/5 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 with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/3/14):

CBS (8.250 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to a special two-hour "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (8.642 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and a new "Stalker" (7.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

NBC (7.245 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its specials "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (9.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and "SNL Christmas" (6.180 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4).

Next up was ABC (6.683 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with its equally competitive lineup of "The Middle" (7.151 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "The Goldbergs" (6.578 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Modern Family" (8.993 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "Black-ish" (6.871 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and "Nashville" (5.252 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.314 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.577 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) and the fall finale of "Red Band Society" (3.051 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, The CW (2.900 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) saw big gains from a new "Arrow" (3.864 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) followed by an original "The 100" (1.936 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.9 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Arrow (vs. 11/19/14)
+28.57% - Red Band Society
+9.09% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
0.00% - The 100 (vs. 11/19/14)
-6.25% - Stalker
-13.33% - Nashville (vs. 11/19/14)
-19.23% - Black-ish (vs. 11/19/14)
-24.32% - Modern Family (vs. 11/19/14)
-27.27% - The Middle (vs. 11/19/14)
-29.17% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/19/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Arrow
+23.53% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+21.43% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
+7.14% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
-2.33% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur (vs. Survivor: Blood vs. Water/Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-9.68% - Modern Family
-14.29% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-15.79% - The Middle
-17.39% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center
-18.75% - Nashville
-20.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The X Factor)
-26.92% - SNL Christmas
-30.77% - Red Band Society (vs. The X Factor)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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