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[06/22/17 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, NBC Leads Total Viewers
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 (6/21/17):

FOX (2.715 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) inched past the competition on Wednesday with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (3.237 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (2.193 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

NBC (4.291 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with the premiere of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (7.418 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) followed by a new "The Carmichael Show" (3.966 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and repeats of "The Carmichael Show" (2.846 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "This Is Us" (2.050 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Next up was CBS (3.592 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and repeats of "Undercover Boss" (3.121 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Criminal Minds" (3.857 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Code Black" (3.799 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.834 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up second runs of "The Goldbergs" (3.045 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Speechless" (2.483 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.057 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "American Housewife" (2.650 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) plus the return of "To Tell the Truth" (2.885 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Arrow" (0.634 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.689 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.661 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
-12.50% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 2/19/17)
-18.18% - MasterChef

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
0.00% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-10.00% - MasterChef
-20.00% - The Carmichael Show (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-20.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Fresh Off the Boat/The Real O'Neals (Repeats))

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/22/16):

CBS (5.271 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) surged to the top spot on Wednesday with the two-hour season premiere of "Big Brother 18" (6.144 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) alongside the launch of "American Gothic" (3.527 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

NBC (3.795 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (3.562 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and a new "The Night Shift" (4.261 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.043 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (3.728 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "Wayward Pines" (2.359 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.104 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for its all-repeat lineup of "The Middle" (3.822 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (3.339 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Modern Family" (3.442 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Black-ish" (3.088 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.731 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "The Real O'Neals" (2.198 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.796 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Supernatural" (0.941 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.868 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Wayward Pines
-10.00% - The Night Shift
-16.67% - MasterChef

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+24.14% - Big Brother 18 (vs. Big Brother 17/The Briefcase)
-22.22% - Wayward Pines (vs. Bullseye)
-22.22% - American Gothic (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-25.00% - The Night Shift (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-28.57% - MasterChef

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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; 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," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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