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[11/10/16 - 09:04 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Onto Top Spots
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 (11/9/16):

FOX (7.581 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) took home the top spot on Wednesday with the post-World Series return of "Lethal Weapon" (7.027 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and "Empire" (8.136 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

ABC (5.945 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then snagged the silver with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (6.435 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Speechless" (5.609 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Modern Family" (7.172 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Black-ish" (5.303 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Designated Survivor" (5.576 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Next up was CBS (7.378 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.756 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Criminal Minds" (7.328 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "Code Black" (6.049 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals from "Blindspot" (4.878 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.504 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (5.691 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

And finally on The CW (1.521 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), fresh installments of "Arrow" (1.961 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Frequency" (1.082 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Code Black
+26.67% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
+17.65% - The Goldbergs (vs. 10/26/16)
+16.67% - Arrow
+6.25% - Speechless (vs. 10/26/16)
+5.88% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 10/19/16)
+4.55% - Modern Family (vs. 10/26/16)
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 10/26/16)
0.00% - Frequency
-5.88% - Black-ish (vs. 10/26/16)
-7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/26/16)
-7.69% - Designated Survivor (vs. 10/26/16)
-9.09% - Blindspot (vs. 10/26/16)
-14.71% - Empire (vs. 10/12/16)
-18.75% - Criminal Minds (vs. 10/26/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
+20.00% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-9.52% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-14.81% - Modern Family
-15.79% - Black-ish
-18.75% - Chicago PD
-18.75% - Criminal Minds
-19.05% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-22.22% - Arrow
-30.77% - Code Black
-30.95% - Empire
-35.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-57.14% - Frequency (vs. Supernatural)
-58.33% - Blindspot (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.4/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; 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 0.5/3 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," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 in 18-49; "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 0.4/4 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 (11/11/15):

FOX (8.177 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) took home the top demo honors on Wednesday with new episodes of "Rosewood" (5.208 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "Empire" (11.146 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (8.287 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with a special "The Voice" (10.202 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) followed by new episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.853 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (6.805 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9).

Next up was ABC (6.299 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and its original lineup of "The Middle" (7.573 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (6.988 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4), "Modern Family" (8.119 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "Black-ish" (6.002 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8) and "Nashville" (4.556 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.064 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes from "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (8.937 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4), "Criminal Minds" (8.392 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) and "Code Black" (6.863 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (2.275 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and "Supernatural" (1.714 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) on The CW (1.995 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+16.67% - Supernatural
+14.29% - Criminal Minds
+14.29% - Chicago PD
+8.33% - Code Black
+5.26% - The Middle (vs. 10/28/15)
+5.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 10/21/15)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 10/28/15)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. 10/28/15)
-6.67% - Rosewood
-8.70% - Empire
-9.09% - Nashville (vs. 10/28/15)
-10.00% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+366.67% - Empire (vs. Red Band Society)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+5.26% - The Middle
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Arrow
-4.00% - The Voice
-6.67% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-7.14% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-8.70% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-12.90% - Modern Family
-16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-24.00% - Black-ish
-27.27% - Chicago PD
-28.57% - Nashville
-30.43% - Criminal Minds

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," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "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 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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