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[11/17/16 - 09:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demo Race with "Empire"
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 (11/16/16):

FOX (7.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (6.608 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5) and "Empire" (8.371 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1).

ABC (5.995 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (6.424 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Speechless" (5.670 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (7.272 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Black-ish" (5.559 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Designated Survivor" (5.522 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was CBS (7.233 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.464 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Criminal Minds" (7.555 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "Code Black" (5.681 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.730 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Blindspot" (4.977 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "Chicago PD" (5.860 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and another "Chicago PD" (6.354 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (1.880 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Frequency" (1.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.439 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Blindspot
+7.69% - Criminal Minds
+6.90% - Empire
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Code Black
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Frequency
-4.35% - Modern Family
-5.26% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-5.56% - Lethal Weapon
-5.88% - Speechless
-10.00% - The Goldbergs

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
+20.00% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-6.67% - Criminal Minds
-7.14% - Chicago PD - 10:00
-10.00% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-10.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-15.79% - Black-ish
-21.43% - Modern Family
-21.43% - Chicago PD - 9:00 (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-25.00% - Code Black
-27.27% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-29.55% - Empire
-30.00% - Arrow
-57.14% - 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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; 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," 0.7/4; "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 1.3/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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 (11/18/15):

FOX (7.957 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with new episodes of "Rosewood" (4.757 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "Empire" (11.156 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

ABC (6.380 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "The Middle" (7.853 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (7.066 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Modern Family" (8.351 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2), "Black-ish" (6.151 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) and "Nashville" (4.430 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13).

Next up was CBS (7.810 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (8.867 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4), "Criminal Minds" (8.029 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "Code Black" (6.533 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.698 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up new episodes from "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.374 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.264 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (6.456 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.574 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Supernatural" (1.751 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) on The CW (2.163 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Arrow
+4.76% - Empire
+4.76% - The Goldbergs
+3.70% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Rosewood
0.00% - Nashville
0.00% - Supernatural
-4.76% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-6.25% - Criminal Minds
-7.69% - Code Black
-8.33% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. 11/4/15)
-12.50% - Chicago PD
-30.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+388.89% - Empire (vs. Red Band Society)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+11.11% - Arrow
-6.67% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-8.33% - The Goldbergs
-9.09% - The Middle
-12.50% - Chicago PD
-16.67% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-21.43% - The Mysteries of Laura
-22.22% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-24.32% - Modern Family
-26.92% - Black-ish
-29.41% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-33.33% - Nashville
-34.78% - 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," 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," 1.1/6; "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 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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