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[12/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, NBC Big with Total Viewers
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 (11/30/16):

FOX (7.120 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with fresh installments from "Lethal Weapon" (6.425 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and "Empire" (7.817 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

NBC (11.192 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was the number two draw with its specials "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (10.512 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5) and "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" (11.532 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5).

Next up was ABC (5.668 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its original lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.896 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5), "Speechless" (4.931 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9), "Modern Family" (6.786 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Black-ish" (5.430 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) and "Designated Survivor" (5.483 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up new episodes of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.765 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "Criminal Minds" (7.388 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) and "Code Black" (5.929 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

And finally, The CW (2.301 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) got a big boost from its crossover powered "Arrow" (3.520 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) and a new "Frequency" (1.082 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - Arrow (vs. 11/16/16)
+18.75% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
+12.50% - Black-ish (vs. 11/16/16)
+11.11% - Code Black
+8.33% - Designated Survivor (vs. 11/16/16)
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 11/16/16)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 11/16/16)
0.00% - Frequency (vs. 11/16/16)
-5.56% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/16/16)
-5.88% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 11/16/16)
-6.25% - Speechless (vs. 11/16/16)
-9.68% - Empire (vs. 11/16/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
+18.88% - Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (vs. Various (Repeats))
+14.29% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
+13.33% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center
+5.88% - Black-ish
0.00% - Arrow
-6.67% - Criminal Minds
-8.33% - Modern Family
-9.52% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-19.05% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-25.00% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-33.33% - Code Black
-36.36% - Empire
-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," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· 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 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "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 with an encore 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 (12/2/15):

FOX (8.284 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to the fall finales of "Rosewood" (5.034 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "Empire" (11.536 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

CBS (8.855 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) then was the most-watched network with originals from "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (9.388 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Criminal Minds" (8.680 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Code Black" (8.499 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Next up was ABC (5.907 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and its mix of "The Middle" (7.762 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "The Goldbergs" (6.496 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), "Modern Family" (7.368 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Black-ish" (5.512 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Nashville" (4.152 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.789 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its holiday cominbination of "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (7.982 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (5.567 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Saturday Night Live Christmas" (4.401 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

And finally, part two of "The Flash" crossover with "Arrow" (3.578 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) and a new "Supernatural" (2.134 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) on The CW (2.856 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+41.94% - Empire
+30.00% - Arrow (vs. 11/18/15)
+28.57% - Supernatural (vs. 11/18/15)
+16.67% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
+16.67% - Rosewood
+7.14% - Code Black
+5.00% - The Middle (vs. 11/18/15)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 11/18/15)
-9.09% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/18/15)
-10.00% - Nashville (vs. 11/18/15)
-10.53% - Black-ish (vs. 11/18/15)
-14.29% - Modern Family (vs. 11/18/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+388.89% - Empire (vs. Red Band Society)
+50.00% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+31.25% - The Middle
+17.65% - The Goldbergs
+16.67% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
0.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
0.00% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-7.14% - Arrow
-14.29% - Modern Family
-19.05% - Black-ish
-21.05% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center
-28.57% - Criminal Minds (vs. Survivor: San Juan del Sur)
-30.77% - Nashville

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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 with an encore) 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 with an encore) topped "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 with an encore 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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