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[11/23/18 - 08:18 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins with Original Lineup
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/21/18):

CBS (6.172 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday thanks to originals from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.087 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.959 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Criminal Minds" (5.470 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

ABC (3.737 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with rebroadcasts of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (6.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Modern Family" (3.621 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Single Parents" (2.483 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "The Goldbergs" (2.136 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and another "Single Parents" (1.784 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Next up was NBC (3.432 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a special "Hollywood Game Night" (3.014 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) followed by its annual "A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special" (3.641 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.037 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Empire" (2.276 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Star" (1.799 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, an encore of "The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1" (0.926 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.926 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Criminal Minds
+12.50% - SEAL Team
-7.14% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-25.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. 5/24/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-18.18% - SEAL Team
-25.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. The Wall)

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," 2.1/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/3 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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," 1.3/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/22/17):

CBS (6.860 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the top broadcaster on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.371 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "SEAL Team" (6.952 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Criminal Minds" (6.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

ABC (4.715 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with repeats of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (6.659 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "Modern Family" (4.473 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "American Housewife" (3.239 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) plus "20/20: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Inside Holiday Movie Classics" (3.630 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.979 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a special "The Wall" (4.473 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special" (3.732 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.796 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) served up repeats of "Empire" (2.013 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Star" (1.580 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.227 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) closed out the night with "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1" (1.227 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Criminal Minds
-17.65% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 (vs. The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors)
+11.11% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-11.11% - The Wall (vs. Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special)
-11.11% - 20/20: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Inside Holiday Movie Classics (vs. 20/20: The Real Designated Survivor)
-12.50% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-21.43% - SEAL Team (vs. Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· 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," 1.3/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.4/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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