or


[10/19/17 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off the 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 (10/18/17):

FOX (4.942 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) held onto the top spot on an increasingly competitive Wednesday with new episodes from "Empire" (5.542 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Star" (4.343 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

The silver then went to CBS (6.983 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and its combination of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.007 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "SEAL Team" (7.031 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and "Criminal Minds" (5.911 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Next up was ABC (4.972 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.497 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Speechless" (4.331 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Modern Family" (6.143 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "American Housewife" (5.098 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "Designated Survivor" (4.383 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.528 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up originals from "The Blacklist" (5.307 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.580 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Chicago PD" (5.698 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

And finally, week two of "Riverdale" (1.775 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "Dynasty" (0.979 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night over on The CW (1.377 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - The Blacklist
-5.26% - Empire
-5.56% - Modern Family
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-11.11% - Designated Survivor
-13.33% - Star
-16.67% - SEAL Team
-25.00% - Riverdale
-25.00% - Dynasty

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-10.53% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-25.00% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-30.77% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-35.00% - Star (vs. The Third Presidential Debate)
-36.36% - The Goldbergs (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-39.29% - Modern Family (vs. The Third Presidential Debate)
-43.59% - Criminal Minds (vs. The Third Presidential Debate)
-45.00% - Speechless (vs. Toy Story of Terror! (Repeat))
-50.00% - American Housewife (vs. The Third Presidential Debate)
-54.55% - SEAL Team (vs. The Third Presidential Debate)
-56.00% - Chicago PD (vs. The Third Presidential Debate)
-57.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. The Third Presidential Debate)
-68.00% - Designated Survivor (vs. The Third Presidential Debate)

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· 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," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 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," 0.4/3 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/19/16):

ABC (8.595 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with its mix of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (7.663 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3), "Toy Story of Terror!" (6.702 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7), "The Third Presidential Debate" (9.838 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) and "The Third Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.696 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

NBC (7.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was the silver draw with a new "Blindspot" (5.623 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) followed by "The Third Presidential Debate" (9.180 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) and "The Third Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.370 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

Next up was CBS (8.706 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its lineup of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.630 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9), "The Third Presidential Debate" (9.294 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "The Third Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.093 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.423 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up an original "Lethal Weapon" (6.611 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10) alongside its coverage of "The Third Presidential Debate" (6.298 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (1.798 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Frequency" (1.052 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.425 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Frequency
+18.18% - Blindspot
-5.00% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-10.53% - Lethal Weapon
-14.29% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
+13.33% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
-9.52% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-33.33% - Arrow
-33.33% - Frequency (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," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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," 1.3/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· 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





  [october 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/15/18 - 08:23 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/14/18 - 08:28 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Cruises to Victory with College Football
The Alphabet takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/14/18 - 07:49 AM]
College Football Week 7: ABC's "Saturday Night Football" Up an Impressive 57% Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 13.

[10/13/18 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Last Man Standing" Top Demo Race
The network take home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS is the most-watched network.

[10/12/18 - 03:26 PM]
"The Good Place" & "Superstore" Debuts Set Series Records in Digital
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/12/18 - 11:44 AM]
Freeform's Newly Expanded "31 Nights of Halloween" Launches with Gains Over the Prior Year, as 'Hocus Pocus' Reaches 8.2 Million Viewers in Its First Week
Freeform further spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/12/18 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in Latest FOX Victory
The network once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/11/18 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hang Onto Demo Crown
The network's flagship drama and "Survivor" on CBS lead the night among adults 18-49.

[10/10/18 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Gets Boost from "American Music Awards"
The Alphabet shares the adults 18-49 crown with NBC, however said telecast is down 25% from a year ago.

[10/09/18 - 08:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides "The Voice," "Manifest" to Another Victory
The Peacock once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/09/18 - 07:17 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football": Redskins-Saints Up Four Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 8.

[10/08/18 - 01:01 PM]
TLC Finishes 3rd Quarter as #1 Cable Network on Sunday Nights and #2 Overall in Ad-Supported Cable
TLC further spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[10/08/18 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Powers NBC to Top Honors
The Peacock wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49, both up from a year ago.

[10/07/18 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet's weekly franchise once again wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/06/18 - 08:23 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Last Man Standing" Powers FOX to Demo Victory
The comedy is down nearly 28% from last week's return but remains the night's top adults 18-49 draw.