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[12/10/15 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls Into 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/9/15):

CBS (9.109 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with a new "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (9.774 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) followed by the fall finales of "Criminal Minds" (9.215 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "Code Black" (8.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

ABC (6.250 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then took home the silver with its final 2015 originals from "The Middle" (8.035 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "The Goldbergs" (7.000 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Modern Family" (8.178 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Black-ish" (6.037 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Nashville" (4.126 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Next up was FOX (4.250 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "Empire" (3.417 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) followed by the special "Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays" (5.082 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.998 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) offered up an encore of "Mat Franco's Got Magic" (4.257 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) alongside the new special "The Illusionists" (3.483 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, the fall finales of "Arrow" (2.783 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Supernatural" (1.904 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (2.343 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+26.67% - Criminal Minds
+9.52% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
+8.33% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Black-ish
-4.76% - The Middle
-6.67% - Code Black
-11.11% - Nashville
-22.22% - Supernatural
-23.08% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
0.00% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
0.00% - Arrow
-4.17% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-9.09% - The Goldbergs
-9.09% - The Middle
-9.52% - Criminal Minds
-16.13% - Modern Family
-26.09% - Black-ish
-35.71% - The Illusionists (vs. Chicago PD)
-46.67% - 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," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.2/2 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 (12/10/14):

ABC (7.307 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with the fall finales of "The Middle" (8.091 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (7.399 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "Modern Family" (9.682 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Black-ish" (7.380 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and "Nashville" (5.645 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7).

CBS (8.921 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.394 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Criminal Minds" (10.078 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "Stalker" (7.290 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8).

Next up was NBC (7.172 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its lineup of "The Mysteries of Laura" (8.029 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.855 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (6.634 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.555 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.798 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) followed by a second "Hell's Kitchen" (3.311 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13).

And finally, the fall finale of "Arrow" (3.041 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and a new "The 100" (1.669 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (2.355 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - The Middle
+29.41% - The Goldbergs
+15.38% - Nashville
+14.29% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
+10.71% - Modern Family
+9.52% - Black-ish
+8.33% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - The 100
-4.55% - Criminal Minds (vs. 11/26/14)
-6.67% - Stalker
-12.50% - Chicago PD (vs. 11/19/14)
-14.29% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. 11/19/14)
-22.22% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 11/19/14)
-28.57% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
+27.78% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+20.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
+15.79% - The Middle
+7.14% - Nashville
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale)
-4.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-7.14% - Hell's Kitchen - 8:00 (vs. The X Factor)
-9.09% - Arrow
-11.43% - Modern Family
-12.50% - Criminal Minds
-21.43% - Hell's Kitchen - 9:00 (vs. The X Factor)
-22.22% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-22.22% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. The Sing-Off)
-33.33% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. The Sing-Off)

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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; 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," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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