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[03/09/17 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Modern Family" Edge Demo Competition
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 (3/8/17):

ABC (5.673 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) held off the demo competition on Wednesday with new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (5.681 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Speechless" (4.989 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Modern Family" (6.506 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Black-ish" (5.112 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) plus the return of "Designated Survivor" (5.878 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

CBS (6.886 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with the premiere of "Survivor: Game Changers" (7.987 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) followed by a second "Survivor: Game Changers" (7.326 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and the season opener to "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (5.346 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was FOX (4.861 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its duo of "Lethal Weapon" (5.857 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Star" (3.866 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.316 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.282 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.580 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Chicago PD" (4.087 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.909 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "The 100" (0.653 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.781 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Designated Survivor (vs. 12/14/16)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Speechless (vs. 2/22/17)
0.00% - Star
-5.00% - Modern Family (vs. 2/22/17)
-7.69% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 2/22/17)
-12.50% - Black-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+128.57% - Survivor: Game Changers - 9:00 (vs. The Victoria's Secret Swim Special)
+58.33% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+54.55% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+44.44% - Designated Survivor (vs. American Crime)
+36.36% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+33.33% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
+16.67% - Black-ish (vs. Black-ish (Repeat))
-8.33% - Star (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-10.00% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-19.05% - Survivor: Game Changers - 8:00

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," 1.8/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 (3/9/16):

NBC (7.250 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) took home top honors on Wednesday with its two-hour special "The Voice: The Best of the Blind Auditions" (9.135 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) followed by a sneak preview of "The Carmichael Show" (4.150 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and a repeat "The Carmichael Show" (2.812 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

CBS (6.062 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (9.169 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "The Victoria's Secret Swim Special" (3.053 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "CSI: Cyber" (5.964 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Next up was ABC (4.212 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (4.868 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (4.204 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Modern Family" (4.625 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "Black-ish" (4.259 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) plus the season finale of "American Crime" (3.659 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.746 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) offered up originals from "Rosewood" (3.756 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Hell's Kitchen" (3.736 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.172 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Supernatural" (1.028 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (1.100 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Hell's Kitchen
+12.50% - American Crime
0.00% - Rosewood
-4.55% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-16.67% - CSI: Cyber

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - American Crime (vs. American Crime (Repeat))
+22.22% - The Carmichael Show (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
-4.55% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-44.44% - CSI: Cyber
-60.87% - Rosewood (vs. American Idol)
-66.67% - The Victoria's Secret Swim Special (vs. Criminal Minds)
-78.57% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Empire)

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," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; 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," 0.7/4 with an encore; "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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "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 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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