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[06/01/17 - 09:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with Gordon Ramsay Duo
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/31/17):

FOX (3.448 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with the summer premieres of "MasterChef" (3.522 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (3.375 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

NBC (4.736 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with the relocated "Little Big Shots" (7.556 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), the season premiere of "The Carmichael Show" (4.263 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), another "The Carmichael Show" (3.483 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and a repeat "This Is Us" (2.780 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.722 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.948 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13), "Criminal Minds" (5.003 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Code Black" (4.215 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.326 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) likewise opted for repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.033 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Speechless" (2.489 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (2.892 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Black-ish" (2.640 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Still Star-Crossed" (1.450 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (1.008 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.022 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.015 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-7.69% - Little Big Shots (vs. 5/14/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
-9.09% - MasterChef
-29.41% - Little Big Shots (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-47.06% - The Carmichael Show - 9:00 (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-52.94% - The Carmichael Show - 9:30 (vs. American Ninja Warrior)

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," 2.1/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/1/16):

NBC (5.809 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) climbed into the top spot on Wednesday with the return of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.268 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "The Night Shift" (4.893 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

FOX (3.225 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with the season premiere of "MasterChef" (3.763 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) followed by a new "Wayward Pines" (2.687 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.448 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.476 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Criminal Minds" (4.757 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.110 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.863 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the two-hour season finale of "500 Questions" (4.484 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) alongside repeats of "Modern Family" (3.021 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Goldbergs" (2.220 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.753 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with its special "iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party" (0.745 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.760 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Wayward Pines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

-5.56% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1)
-18.18% - Wayward Pines (vs. Bullseye)
-21.43% - MasterChef
-22.33% - 500 Questions (vs. Various (Repeats))
-33.33% - iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-38.89% - The Night Shift (vs. NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1)

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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; 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," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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