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[12/08/16 - 09:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hairspray Live!" Sparks NBC to Victory
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/7/16):

NBC (8.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) jumped to the top spot on Wednesday with its telecast of "Hairspray Live!" (8.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

FOX (6.621 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (6.245 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Empire" (6.997 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

Next up was CBS (7.613 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.389 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Criminal Minds" (7.728 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Code Black" (6.723 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.786 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.395 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Speechless" (4.553 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), a repeat "Modern Family" (4.229 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and new episodes of "Black-ish" (4.187 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Designated Survivor" (5.178 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

And finally, the fall finale of "Arrow" (1.936 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and a new "Frequency" (0.874 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the night on The CW (1.405 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Code Black
-7.14% - Criminal Minds
-10.53% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-10.71% - Empire
-11.76% - The Goldbergs
-12.50% - Lethal Weapon
-13.33% - Speechless
-15.38% - Designated Survivor
-33.33% - Frequency
-33.33% - Black-ish
-46.15% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+155.56% - Hairspray Live! (vs. Mat Franco's Got Magic/The Illusionists)
+66.67% - Empire (vs. Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays)
+40.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Empire (Repeat))
+37.50% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
-21.43% - Code Black
-25.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-26.09% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-29.41% - Black-ish
-30.00% - Arrow
-31.58% - Criminal Minds
-35.00% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-71.43% - 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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; 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," 0.8/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 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 0.3/3 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 (12/9/15):

CBS (9.109 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with a new "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (9.774 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) followed by the fall finales of "Criminal Minds" (9.215 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "Code Black" (8.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

ABC (6.250 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then took home the silver with its final 2015 originals from "The Middle" (8.035 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "The Goldbergs" (7.000 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Modern Family" (8.178 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Black-ish" (6.037 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Nashville" (4.126 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Next up was FOX (4.250 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "Empire" (3.417 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) followed by the special "Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays" (5.082 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.998 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) offered up an encore of "Mat Franco's Got Magic" (4.257 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) alongside the new special "The Illusionists" (3.483 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, the fall finales of "Arrow" (2.783 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Supernatural" (1.904 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (2.343 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+26.67% - Criminal Minds
+9.52% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
+8.33% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Black-ish
-4.76% - The Middle
-6.67% - Code Black
-11.11% - Nashville
-22.22% - Supernatural
-23.08% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
0.00% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
0.00% - Arrow
-4.17% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-9.09% - The Goldbergs
-9.09% - The Middle
-9.52% - Criminal Minds
-16.13% - Modern Family
-26.09% - Black-ish
-35.71% - The Illusionists (vs. Chicago PD)
-46.67% - 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," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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