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[09/08/16 - 09:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Top Charts
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 (9/7/16):

NBC (8.798 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the Wednesday champ thanks to its mix of "Commander-in-Chief Forum" (10.770 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2), "America's Got Talent" (10.473 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (5.152 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

FOX (4.293 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the number two draw with the penultimate week of "MasterChef" (4.293 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.730 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with new episodes of "Big Brother 18" (5.967 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2), "American Gothic" (2.665 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and the season finale of "American Gothic" (2.559 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.890 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.468 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), another "The Goldbergs" (3.094 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Modern Family" (3.198 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Black-ish" (2.582 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), another "Modern Family" (2.622 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "The Middle" (2.374 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.418 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) offered up "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.547 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.314 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and a second "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.265 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
0.00% - American Gothic
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-9.52% - America's Got Talent
-20.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. A Wicked Offer)
+100.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Carmichael Show)
+9.09% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. Last Comic Standing)
0.00% - MasterChef (vs. MasterChef/Home Free)
0.00% - Commander-in-Chief Forum (vs. America's Got Talent)
-14.29% - Big Brother 18
-25.00% - American Gothic - 9:00 (vs. Extant)
-28.57% - American Gothic - 10:00 (vs. Extant)
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. America's Next Top Model)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/3 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/9/15):

NBC (5.994 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (9.341 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "The Carmichael Show" (4.661 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) followed by the season finales of "The Carmichael Show" (3.887 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Last Comic Standing" (4.367 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

FOX (4.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) then shared in the top demo honors with a new "MasterChef" (4.686 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and the season finale of "Home Free" (3.787 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.202 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with fresh installments of "Big Brother 17" (6.506 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Extant" (4.619 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and the season finale of "Extant" (4.481 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.898 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up its all-repeat lineup of "Shark Tank" (3.631 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Modern Family" (3.424 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Black-ish" (2.751 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Nashville" (1.976 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

And finally, originals from "America's Next Top Model" (1.407 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "A Wicked Offer" (0.717 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (1.062 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 1.0 rating while the latter posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - America's Next Top Model
+14.29% - Extant
+10.00% - Home Free
+5.88% - America's Got Talent
+5.00% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Last Comic Standing
0.00% - A Wicked Offer
-18.18% - The Carmichael Show - 9:30
-23.08% - The Carmichael Show - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
N/A due to Presidential address a year ago

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," 3.1/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.2/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.1/4). 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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