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[02/11/16 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX & NBC All Share 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/10/16):

NBC (7.670 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.692 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (8.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3).

FOX (6.776 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with originals from "American Idol" (9.099 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (4.453 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Next up was ABC (5.559 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) with its mix of "The Middle" (6.793 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7), "The Goldbergs" (6.152 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Modern Family" (7.714 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Black-ish" (6.035 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and "American Crime" (3.330 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.508 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up its Thursday-bound "2 Broke Girls" (6.410 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), its hiatus-bound "Mike & Molly" (6.636 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) and new episodes from "Criminal Minds" (8.893 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7) and "Code Black" (7.108 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.446 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) and "Supernatural" (1.855 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) on The CW (2.150 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.65% - Chicago PD
+14.29% - Supernatural
+12.50% - American Crime
+11.76% - Black-ish (vs. 1/20/16)
+9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
+8.33% - Code Black
+6.67% - 2 Broke Girls
+5.56% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 1/13/16)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 1/20/16)
0.00% - The Middle (vs. 1/20/16)
0.00% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - Arrow
-8.70% - American Idol
-10.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 1/27/16)
-13.33% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Chicago PD
+35.71% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+33.33% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
+6.67% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Mentalist)
+6.67% - Mike & Molly (vs. The Mentalist)
-7.14% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-10.00% - Arrow
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-13.04% - The Goldbergs
-13.64% - Black-ish
-14.29% - The Middle
-21.21% - Modern Family
-22.22% - American Idol
-35.71% - American Crime (vs. Nashville)
-72.34% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Empire)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/11/15):

FOX (11.157 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with its duo of "American Idol" (10.397 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) and "Empire" (11.917 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1).

ABC (6.988 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (7.909 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "The Goldbergs" (6.948 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Modern Family" (9.798 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2), "Black-ish" (6.932 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "Nashville" (5.171 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

Next up was CBS (8.874 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its trio of "The Mentalist" (9.046 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), "Criminal Minds" (9.999 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) and "Stalker" (7.576 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.201 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up originals from "The Mysteries of Laura" (5.952 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.169 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Chicago PD" (6.482 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.592 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and "The 100" (1.589 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (2.091 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.8 rating while the latter posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Mentalist
+10.00% - Black-ish
+10.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
+7.69% - Stalker
+7.69% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+7.69% - Nashville
+2.17% - Empire
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The 100
-2.94% - Modern Family
-4.55% - The Middle
-10.00% - American Idol
-12.50% - Chicago PD
-16.67% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - Arrow (vs. Best in Show (Repeat))
+122.22% - Criminal Minds (vs. The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute (Repeat))
+106.25% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+100.00% - Nashville (vs. Nashville (Repeat))
+100.00% - The 100 (vs. Best in Show (Repeat))
+91.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
+87.50% - The Mentalist (vs. Various)
+69.23% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+55.56% - Stalker (vs. The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Middle (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+38.24% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
-20.59% - American Idol
-75.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
-75.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
-80.36% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 1.0/5; "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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). 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 0.7/3 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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