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[11/16/17 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Reclaims Top Spot Among Adults 18-49
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 (11/15/17):

FOX (4.939 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) returned to the top spot on Wednesday with new episodes of "Empire" (6.126 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Star" (3.753 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Second place then went to CBS (7.162 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with originals from "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.716 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "SEAL Team" (7.167 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.603 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Next up was NBC (6.635 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and the fall finale of "The Blacklist" (5.863 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) followed by a special "The Voice" (7.664 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and a new "Chicago PD" (6.378 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.845 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) offered up its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.616 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Speechless" (4.429 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.967 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "American Housewife" (4.894 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Designated Survivor" (4.081 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.421 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "Dynasty" (0.655 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (1.038 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Chicago PD
+22.22% - SEAL Team
+22.22% - Speechless (vs. 11/1/17)
+16.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/1/17)
+14.29% - Designated Survivor (vs. 11/1/17)
+13.33% - Modern Family (vs. 11/1/17)
+11.11% - Empire
+11.11% - Criminal Minds
+8.33% - American Housewife (vs. 11/1/17)
+6.25% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - Star
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Dynasty

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - The Voice (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
+17.65% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
+11.11% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-5.56% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-7.69% - Chicago PD
-18.18% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-18.75% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-21.43% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-22.22% - The Goldbergs
-22.73% - Modern Family
-28.57% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-31.25% - Speechless
-33.33% - Designated Survivor
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-61.29% - Star (vs. Empire)

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," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

· 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 1.2/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.7/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/16/16):

FOX (7.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (6.608 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5) and "Empire" (8.371 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1).

ABC (5.995 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (6.424 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Speechless" (5.670 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (7.272 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Black-ish" (5.559 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Designated Survivor" (5.522 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was CBS (7.233 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.464 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Criminal Minds" (7.555 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "Code Black" (5.681 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.730 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Blindspot" (4.977 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "Chicago PD" (5.860 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and another "Chicago PD" (6.354 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (1.880 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Frequency" (1.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.439 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Blindspot
+7.69% - Criminal Minds
+6.90% - Empire
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Code Black
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Frequency
-4.35% - Modern Family
-5.26% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-5.56% - Lethal Weapon
-5.88% - Speechless
-10.00% - The Goldbergs

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
+20.00% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-6.67% - Criminal Minds
-7.14% - Chicago PD - 10:00
-10.00% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-10.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-15.79% - Black-ish
-21.43% - Modern Family
-21.43% - Chicago PD - 9:00 (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-25.00% - Code Black
-27.27% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-29.55% - Empire
-30.00% - Arrow
-57.14% - 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," 2.3/6; "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," 0.7/4; "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 1.3/4 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," 1.2/4 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," 0.2/2.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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