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[10/20/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Among Adults 18-49
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/19/16):

ABC (8.595 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with its mix of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (7.663 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3), "Toy Story of Terror!" (6.702 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7), "The Third Presidential Debate" (9.838 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) and "The Third Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.696 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

NBC (7.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was the silver draw with a new "Blindspot" (5.623 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) followed by "The Third Presidential Debate" (9.180 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) and "The Third Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.370 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

Next up was CBS (8.706 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its lineup of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.630 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9), "The Third Presidential Debate" (9.294 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "The Third Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.093 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.423 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up an original "Lethal Weapon" (6.611 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10) alongside its coverage of "The Third Presidential Debate" (6.298 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (1.798 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Frequency" (1.052 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.425 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Frequency
+18.18% - Blindspot
-5.00% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-10.53% - Lethal Weapon
-14.29% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
+13.33% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
-9.52% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-33.33% - Arrow
-33.33% - 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," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (10/21/15):

FOX (8.697 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday thanks to week-to-week gains from "Rosewood" (5.211 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) and "Empire" (12.183 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1).

ABC (6.025 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (7.070 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "The Goldbergs" (6.463 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Modern Family" (7.729 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "Black-ish" (5.800 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and "Nashville" (4.543 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Next up was CBS (8.164 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (9.027 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Criminal Minds" (8.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Code Black" (7.128 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.401 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up originals from "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.637 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.338 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (6.229 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.359 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and "Supernatural" (1.615 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.987 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
+7.14% - Rosewood
+5.00% - The Goldbergs
+4.35% - Empire
+3.85% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Code Black
0.00% - Arrow
-5.88% - Criminal Minds
-6.67% - Chicago PD
-8.33% - Nashville
-25.00% - Supernatural

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+65.52% - Empire (vs. World Series, Game 2)
+20.00% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
0.00% - Arrow
-4.55% - The Goldbergs
-4.55% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-5.00% - The Middle
-6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-6.67% - Chicago PD
-15.38% - The Mysteries of Laura
-18.18% - Modern Family
-21.43% - Nashville
-28.00% - Black-ish
-29.41% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-33.33% - Criminal Minds
-48.28% - Rosewood (vs. World Series, Game 2)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/7 (delayed in New York due to local baseball coverage).

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4 (delayed in New York due to local baseball coverage).

·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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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