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[10/26/17 - 08:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides Game 2 to Victory
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/25/17):

FOX (14.626 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was the network to beat thanks to its coverage of the "World Series, Game 2" (14.626 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1).

CBS (6.970 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.149 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "SEAL Team" (6.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.879 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Next up was ABC (4.702 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.413 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Speechless" (4.145 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Modern Family" (5.907 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "American Housewife" (4.721 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "Designated Survivor" (4.014 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.717 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up originals from "The Blacklist" (5.291 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.734 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "Chicago PD" (6.125 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.611 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Dynasty" (0.726 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.168 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Riverdale
-7.14% - American Housewife
-9.09% - Criminal Minds
-33.33% - Dynasty

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-5.56% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-14.29% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-15.38% - Chicago PD
-17.65% - The Goldbergs
-18.18% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-20.41% - World Series, Game 2
-22.73% - Modern Family
-23.53% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-31.25% - Speechless
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-37.50% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-38.46% - Designated Survivor

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· 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," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/26/16):

FOX (17.398 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) took home the top spot on Wednesday with its presentation of the "World Series, Game 2" (17.398 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

ABC (6.160 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (6.099 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "Speechless" (5.812 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (7.331 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Black-ish" (5.752 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and "Designated Survivor" (5.983 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9).

Next up was CBS (7.206 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.250 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Criminal Minds" (7.684 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Code Black" (5.686 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.521 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up originals from "Blindspot" (5.080 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.644 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "Chicago PD" (5.839 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9).

And finally on The CW (1.452 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), new episodes of "Arrow" (1.872 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Frequency" (1.033 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Arrow
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 10/12/16)
-5.26% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-5.56% - The Goldbergs (vs. 10/12/16)
-5.56% - Black-ish (vs. 10/12/16)
-5.88% - Criminal Minds (vs. 10/12/16)
-7.14% - Chicago PD (vs. 10/12/16)
-8.33% - Modern Family (vs. 10/12/16)
-9.09% - Code Black (vs. 10/12/16)
-11.11% - Speechless (vs. 10/12/16)
-15.38% - Blindspot (vs. 10/12/16)
-18.75% - Designated Survivor (vs. 10/12/16)
-25.00% - Frequency

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.11% - World Series, Game 2
+18.18% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
+15.79% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago PD)
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-9.09% - Code Black
-10.00% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-10.53% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-10.53% - Black-ish
-13.33% - Chicago PD
-23.81% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-30.00% - Arrow
-66.67% - 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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; 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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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