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[04/21/16 - 08:56 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
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 (4/20/16):

FOX (7.005 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the demo champ for the fourth consecutive week thanks to new episodes of "Rosewood" (4.593 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Empire" (9.418 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1).

CBS (8.559 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (9.187 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "Criminal Minds" (9.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (7.480 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was ABC (3.964 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (4.529 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "The Goldbergs" (4.118 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Modern Family" (4.172 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Black-ish" (3.566 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and a new "Nashville" (3.699 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.946 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a new "Heartbeat" (4.042 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) alongside repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.747 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Chicago PD" (4.051 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (1.166 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Supernatural" (0.893 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (1.029 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Heartbeat (vs. 4/6/16)
+5.26% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Rosewood
-5.26% - Empire
-13.33% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-20.00% - Nashville

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
-10.53% - Criminal Minds
-13.04% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-13.33% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-20.00% - Heartbeat (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-20.00% - Rosewood (vs. American Idol)
-38.46% - 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," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (4/22/15):

CBS (9.335 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to its trio of "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.838 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Criminal Minds" (9.920 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "CSI: Cyber" (8.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Sharing in the demo honors however was ABC (6.820 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) with originals from "The Middle" (7.746 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "The Goldbergs" (7.119 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Modern Family" (8.759 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1), "Black-ish" (6.590 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and "Nashville" (5.352 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Next up was FOX (7.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with another two-hour "American Idol" (7.360 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.022 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a new "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) followed by repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.256 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Chicago PD" (4.189 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments from "Arrow" (2.716 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Supernatural" (1.778 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (2.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Black-ish (vs. 4/8/15)
+8.33% - Nashville
+7.14% - American Idol
+4.55% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 4/1/15)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. 4/1/15)
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Supernatural
-5.00% - Criminal Minds
-5.26% - The Middle

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+40.00% - Black-ish (vs. Mixology)
+31.25% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
+30.00% - Nashville (vs. Nashville: On the Record)
+28.57% - Arrow
+25.00% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+4.55% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - The Middle
-14.71% - Modern Family
-28.57% - American Idol

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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