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[12/07/17 - 08:31 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, CBS 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/6/17):

FOX (4.851 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) edged out the competition on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Empire" (5.695 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and "Star" (4.007 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

NBC (5.836 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) then was the number two draw with its mix of "A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special" (4.849 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.189 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "Chicago PD" (6.472 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Next up was CBS (7.012 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and its trio of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "SEAL Team" (6.824 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.279 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.633 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) served up originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.401 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Speechless" (4.245 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.783 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "American Housewife" (4.557 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "Designated Survivor" (3.907 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.457 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "Dynasty" (0.691 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) over on The CW (1.074 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - American Housewife
+12.50% - Empire
+7.14% - The Goldbergs
+6.25% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - Star
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 11/22/17)
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Dynasty
-7.69% - Chicago PD
-10.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 11/22/17)
-13.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+28.57% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
+5.88% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-15.38% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-15.38% - Speechless
-18.18% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-28.57% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-36.36% - Designated Survivor
-43.48% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Hairspray Live!)
-47.83% - Chicago PD (vs. Hairspray Live!)
-52.00% - 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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.4/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/7/16):

NBC (8.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) jumped to the top spot on Wednesday with its telecast of "Hairspray Live!" (8.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

FOX (6.621 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (6.245 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Empire" (6.997 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

Next up was CBS (7.613 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (8.389 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Criminal Minds" (7.728 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Code Black" (6.723 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.786 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.395 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Speechless" (4.553 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), a repeat "Modern Family" (4.229 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and new episodes of "Black-ish" (4.187 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Designated Survivor" (5.178 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

And finally, the fall finale of "Arrow" (1.936 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and a new "Frequency" (0.874 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the night on The CW (1.405 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Code Black
-7.14% - Criminal Minds
-10.53% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-10.71% - Empire
-11.76% - The Goldbergs
-12.50% - Lethal Weapon
-13.33% - Speechless
-15.38% - Designated Survivor
-33.33% - Frequency
-33.33% - Black-ish
-46.15% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+155.56% - Hairspray Live! (vs. Mat Franco's Got Magic/The Illusionists)
+66.67% - Empire (vs. Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays)
+40.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Empire (Repeat))
+37.50% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
-21.43% - Code Black
-25.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-26.09% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-29.41% - Black-ish
-30.00% - Arrow
-31.58% - Criminal Minds
-35.00% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-71.43% - 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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; 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," 0.8/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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