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[04/27/17 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off 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 (4/26/17):

FOX (4.766 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) held off the competition on Wednesday with new episodes from "Shots Fired" (3.325 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Empire" (6.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

CBS (6.595 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then claimed the total viewers crown with its trio of "Survivor: Game Changers" (8.394 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Criminal Minds" (6.798 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.592 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Next up was ABC (4.750 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.244 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Speechless" (4.482 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Black-ish" (4.373 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), another "Black-ish" (4.203 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Designated Survivor" (5.099 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.326 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes from "Blindspot" (4.463 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.280 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (6.235 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (1.506 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "The 100" (0.921 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.213 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Criminal Minds (vs. 4/12/17)
+10.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 4/5/17)
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. 4/5/17)
0.00% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
0.00% - Shots Fired
0.00% - Arrow (vs. 3/29/17)
0.00% - The 100 (vs. 3/29/17)
-5.56% - Survivor: Game Changers
-6.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/5/17)
-7.69% - Speechless (vs. 4/5/17)
-7.69% - Black-ish (vs. 4/5/17)
-8.70% - Empire (vs. 4/12/17)
-15.38% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/5/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+37.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+22.22% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
+20.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+12.50% - Blindspot (vs. Heartbeat)
-7.69% - Black-ish - 9:00 (Modern Family (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-19.05% - Survivor: Game Changers
-20.00% - Black-ish - 9:30
-25.00% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-33.33% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-38.46% - Shots Fired (vs. Rosewood)
-43.24% - Empire
-44.44% - Arrow
-57.14% - The 100 (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," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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 (4/27/16):

FOX (7.312 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Rosewood" (4.780 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Empire" (9.845 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1).

CBS (7.108 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the number two draw with a new "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (9.328 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) followed by a repeat "Criminal Minds" (5.508 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and an original "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (6.490 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Next up was ABC (5.016 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (6.657 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "The Goldbergs" (5.809 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), a repeat "Modern Family" (4.947 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Black-ish" (4.998 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "Nashville" (3.841 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.093 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) offered up a new "Heartbeat" (4.690 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) alongside second runs of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.826 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Chicago PD" (3.765 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.284 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Supernatural" (1.671 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) on The CW (1.977 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Nashville
+12.50% - Arrow (vs. 4/6/16)
+8.33% - Rosewood
+5.00% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
+2.78% - Empire
0.00% - Heartbeat
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 4/6/16)
-5.88% - The Middle (vs. 4/13/16)
-6.25% - Black-ish (vs. 4/13/16)
-7.69% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-11.11% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/13/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+131.25% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
+12.50% - Arrow
0.00% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
0.00% - Heartbeat (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-18.75% - Rosewood (vs. American Idol)
-20.00% - The Middle
-23.81% - The Goldbergs
-25.00% - Black-ish
-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," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) 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 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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