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[05/11/17 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Edges CBS for Demo Crown
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 (5/10/17):

FOX (4.677 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) inched out the competition on Wednesday with new episodes of "Shots Fired" (3.087 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Empire" (6.267 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

CBS (7.004 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "Survivor: Game Changers" (8.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), the season finale of "Criminal Minds" (7.981 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and a new "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.873 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Next up was ABC (4.957 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.208 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Speechless" (4.300 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.627 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), the season finale of "Black-ish" (4.749 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (4.929 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.934 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Blindspot" (3.868 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.839 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "Chicago PD" (6.095 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (1.643 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "The 100" (0.872 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night for The CW (1.257 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Arrow
+16.67% - Empire
+11.11% - Designated Survivor
+10.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+9.09% - Chicago PD
+8.33% - Black-ish
+7.14% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Shots Fired
-5.56% - Survivor: Game Changers
-6.25% - Modern Family
-7.14% - The Goldbergs
-11.11% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-11.11% - Blindspot
-16.67% - Speechless
-25.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
+14.29% - Blindspot (vs. Heartbeat)
+11.11% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
-14.29% - Chicago PD
-18.75% - Black-ish
-18.75% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-19.05% - Survivor: Game Changers
-21.43% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-25.00% - Arrow
-27.27% - Shots Fired (vs. Rosewood)
-27.27% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-28.57% - Modern Family
-41.67% - Empire
-44.44% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.6/4; "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 1.1/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 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," 0.2/1.

· 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 (5/11/16):

FOX (6.987 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) claimed the demo crown on Wednesday with new episodes from "Rosewood" (4.262 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Empire" (9.713 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1).

ABC (5.561 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "The Middle" (6.634 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), "The Goldbergs" (6.131 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Modern Family" (7.118 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "Black-ish" (5.419 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "Nashville" (4.033 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

Next up was CBS (7.113 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its combination of "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (9.429 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (6.023 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and a second "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (5.887 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.650 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals from "Heartbeat" (4.307 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.957 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (6.686 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (2.196 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.753 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) on The CW (1.974 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+16.67% - Chicago PD
+16.67% - Supernatural
+14.29% - Arrow
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Nashville
0.00% - Heartbeat
-4.55% - Modern Family
-5.26% - The Goldbergs
-5.88% - The Middle
-8.33% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-8.33% - Rosewood

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
-4.55% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-5.88% - The Middle
-6.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-8.33% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - 10:00 (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-8.33% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - 9:00 (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-10.00% - The Goldbergs
-12.50% - Chicago PD
-12.50% - Supernatural
-20.00% - Arrow
-22.22% - Modern Family
-23.81% - Black-ish
-30.00% - Heartbeat (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-30.77% - Nashville
-31.25% - Rosewood (vs. American Idol)

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," 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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