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[10/06/16 - 09:18 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Takes Home Another Victory
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 (10/5/16):

FOX (7.859 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with week three of "Lethal Weapon" (6.476 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Empire" (9.242 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (6.504 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (6.327 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Speechless" (6.103 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Modern Family" (7.031 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Black-ish" (5.367 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Designated Survivor" (7.099 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

Next up was CBS (7.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.524 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Criminal Minds" (7.592 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "Code Black" (5.856 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.829 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up new episodes from "Blindspot" (5.613 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.705 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "Chicago PD" (6.170 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (1.886 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and the debut of "Frequency" (1.362 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.624 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Blindspot
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Black-ish
-4.35% - Modern Family
-5.26% - The Goldbergs
-8.33% - Empire
-10.53% - Lethal Weapon
-11.11% - Designated Survivor
-13.33% - Chicago PD
-13.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-14.29% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-16.67% - Code Black
-22.22% - Criminal Minds

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
+18.18% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
0.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
-5.26% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-9.09% - Code Black
-10.00% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-13.33% - Chicago PD
-13.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-14.29% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-15.79% - Black-ish
-17.65% - Criminal Minds
-18.52% - Modern Family
-34.00% - Empire
-36.36% - Arrow
-55.56% - Frequency (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· 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 (10/7/15):

FOX (9.337 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was of course the network to beat on Wednesday with new episodes of "Rosewood" (5.686 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and juggernaut "Empire" (12.988 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1).

ABC (6.069 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "The Middle" (7.220 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), "The Goldbergs" (6.581 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Modern Family" (7.882 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "Black-ish" (5.892 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and "Nashville" (4.421 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Next up was CBS (8.234 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments from "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (8.954 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Criminal Minds" (8.938 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Code Black" (6.810 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.862 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.108 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.002 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) and "Chicago PD" (6.477 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (2.622 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and "Supernatural" (1.994 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) on The CW (2.308 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Black-ish
-6.90% - Modern Family
-7.41% - Empire
-8.33% - The Mysteries of Laura
-8.33% - Nashville
-8.70% - The Goldbergs
-10.53% - Rosewood
-11.76% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-11.76% - Chicago PD
-13.04% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-13.64% - The Middle
-15.00% - Criminal Minds
-31.25% - Code Black

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+455.56% - Empire (vs. Red Band Society)
+50.00% - Supernatural (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+21.43% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+10.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Chicago PD
-4.55% - The Goldbergs
-5.00% - The Middle
-11.76% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-15.38% - The Mysteries of Laura
-20.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-20.59% - Modern Family
-26.09% - Criminal Minds
-26.67% - Nashville
-32.14% - Black-ish
-35.29% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)

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," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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