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[02/25/16 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS & FOX Split the Adults 18-49 Crown
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 (2/24/16):

CBS (8.105 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday with its mix of "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (8.596 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Criminal Minds" (8.810 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and the season finale of "Code Black" (6.910 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

FOX (6.632 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its duo of "American Idol" (8.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (4.346 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

Next up was ABC (5.816 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and its combination of "The Middle" (7.279 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (6.401 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "Modern Family" (8.010 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1), "Black-ish" (6.200 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and "American Crime" (3.503 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.731 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up its trio of "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.680 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.556 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) and "Chicago PD" (6.958 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

And finally, The CW (2.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night with originals from "Arrow" (2.674 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and "Supernatural" (1.904 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - American Crime
+11.11% - Arrow
+5.56% - Black-ish
+5.26% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
+5.00% - American Idol
+4.17% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 2/10/16)
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Code Black
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
-6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-12.50% - Supernatural

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
6.67% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Arrow
-5.00% - The Middle
-5.26% - Criminal Minds (vs. Survivor: Worlds Apart/The Amazing Race)
-6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-13.04% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-17.39% - Black-ish
-19.23% - American Idol
-20.00% - Code Black (vs. The Amazing Race)
-24.00% - The Goldbergs
-26.47% - Modern Family
-28.57% - The Mysteries of Laura
-35.71% - American Crime (vs. Nashville)
-75.47% - 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," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· 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," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/25/15):

FOX (11.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) claimed another victory on Wednesday thanks to a new episodes of "American Idol" (10.179 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) and "Empire" (13.753 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) - another series high.

ABC (6.772 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a distant second with its mix of "The Middle" (7.393 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "The Goldbergs" (7.459 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "Modern Family" (9.303 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Black-ish" (6.724 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5) and "Nashville" (4.875 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Next up was CBS (7.973 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and its 90-minute season openers to "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5) and "The Amazing Race" (6.061 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (7.562 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up fresh installments of "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.645 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and "Chicago PD" (7.347 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.866 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "The 100" (1.786 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (2.326 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 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - The Mysteries of Laura
+13.64% - The Goldbergs
+13.33% - Modern Family
+7.69% - Nashville
+4.55% - Black-ish
+3.92% - Empire
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - The 100
-3.70% - American Idol
-9.09% - The Middle
-9.09% - Arrow
-11.76% - Chicago PD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+103.85% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
+66.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
+27.78% - Black-ish (vs. Mixology)
+20.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
+16.67% - Nashville
+11.11% - The Middle
+11.11% - Arrow
+9.68% - Modern Family
+7.69% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
0.00% - American Idol
-8.00% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-20.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-31.82% - Chicago PD
-36.71% - The Amazing Race (vs. Survivor: Cagayan/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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 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," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·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" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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