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[10/27/16 - 09:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Delivers Big 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/26/16):

FOX (17.398 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) took home the top spot on Wednesday with its presentation of the "World Series, Game 2" (17.398 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

ABC (6.160 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (6.099 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "Speechless" (5.812 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (7.331 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Black-ish" (5.752 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and "Designated Survivor" (5.983 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9).

Next up was CBS (7.206 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.250 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Criminal Minds" (7.684 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Code Black" (5.686 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.521 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up originals from "Blindspot" (5.080 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.644 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "Chicago PD" (5.839 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9).

And finally on The CW (1.452 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), new episodes of "Arrow" (1.872 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Frequency" (1.033 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Arrow
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/12/16)
-5.26% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-5.56% - The Goldbergs (vs. 10/12/16)
-5.56% - Black-ish (vs. 10/12/16)
-5.88% - Criminal Minds (vs. 10/12/16)
-7.14% - Chicago PD (vs. 10/12/16)
-8.33% - Modern Family (vs. 10/12/16)
-9.09% - Code Black (vs. 10/12/16)
-11.11% - Speechless (vs. 10/12/16)
-15.38% - Blindspot (vs. 10/12/16)
-18.75% - Designated Survivor (vs. 10/12/16)
-25.00% - Frequency

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.11% - World Series, Game 2
+18.18% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
+15.79% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago PD)
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-9.09% - Code Black
-10.00% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-10.53% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-10.53% - Black-ish
-13.33% - Chicago PD
-23.81% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-30.00% - Arrow
-66.67% - 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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; 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," 0.8/4; "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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 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," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/28/15):

FOX (12.524 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) was not surprisingly the top draw on Wednesday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 2" (12.524 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1).

ABC (5.824 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then took home a distant second with its mix of "The Middle" (7.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (6.863 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), a repeat "Modern Family" (6.352 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "Black-ish" (6.099 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and "Nashville" (4.147 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

Next up was CBS (7.406 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (8.442 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Criminal Minds" (7.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Code Black" (6.103 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.241 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offerd up new episodes of "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.406 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Chicago PD" (5.993 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and a second "Chicago PD" (6.326 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

And finally, originals from "Arrow" (2.810 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "Supernatural" (2.303 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) on The CW (2.557 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Supernatural
+11.11% - Arrow
+7.14% - Chicago PD
+5.56% - Black-ish
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
0.00% - Nashville
-4.76% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-8.33% - Code Black

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - Chicago PD - 10:00 (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+55.56% - Chicago PD - 9:00 (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+50.00% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+5.56% - The Middle
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The Goldbergs
-8.33% - The Mysteries of Laura
-9.09% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-26.67% - Nashville
-26.67% - Code Black
-29.63% - Black-ish
-30.43% - Criminal Minds
-36.84% - World Series, Game 2 (vs. World Series, Game 7)

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," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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