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[11/15/18 - 08:18 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Put ABC on Top
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/14/18):

ABC (10.060 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) surged in front on Wednesday thanks to its telecast of "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards" (10.060 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

FOX (4.297 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then got bumped to second with new episodes of "Empire" (4.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Star" (3.695 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

Next up was NBC (6.925 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Chicago Fire" (7.287 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Chicago PD" (6.006 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up new episodes from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "SEAL Team" (5.180 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Criminal Minds" (4.495 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

And finally on The CW (0.954 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), originals from "Riverdale" (1.244 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "All American" (0.663 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Star
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American
-6.67% - Empire
-9.09% - Chicago PD
-11.11% - SEAL Team
-12.50% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-12.50% - Criminal Minds

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
+33.33% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-7.14% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Voice)
-8.33% - Star
-16.67% - Chicago PD
-17.65% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-20.00% - Riverdale
-27.27% - SEAL Team
-30.00% - Empire
-30.00% - Criminal Minds
-34.38% - The 52nd Annual CMA Awards (on 11/8/17)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 (11/15/17):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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