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[04/18/19 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor," "Amazing Race" Take Top Spots for CBS
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 (4/17/19):

CBS (6.063 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) scored the top spot on Wednesday thanks to its mix of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.833 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), the launch of "The Amazing Race 31" (5.801 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "SEAL Team" (4.554 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

FOX (3.532 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with fresh installments from "Empire" (3.788 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Star" (3.276 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Next up was NBC (3.862 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.305 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Chicago Fire" (3.855 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (3.426 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.775 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) likewise opted for second runs of "The Goldbergs" (3.284 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Schooled" (2.687 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.765 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Single Parents" (2.236 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) plus a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.840 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.759 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with originals from "Riverdale" (0.829 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.689 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Star
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-16.67% - Whiskey Cavalier
-33.33% - Riverdale (vs. 3/27/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-6.25% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-16.67% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-22.22% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-30.77% - Star
-35.29% - Empire
-50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-50.00% - Riverdale

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.0/4. 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 0.6/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/18/18):

FOX (4.676 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the top demo draw on Wednesday with fresh installments of "Empire" (5.317 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "Star" (4.036 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

NBC (7.118 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a close second with a special "The Voice" (8.241 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) followed by new episodes from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.533 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.581 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6).

Next up was CBS (6.327 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "Survivor: Ghost Island" (7.696 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "Criminal Minds" (5.956 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and the season finale of "Criminal Minds" (5.330 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.231 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.539 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), a new "Alex, Inc." (2.856 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Modern Family" (3.086 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "American Housewife" (2.906 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and a new "Designated Survivor" (3.499 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, a new "Riverdale" (1.078 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and the return of "The Originals" (1.003 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) on The CW (1.040 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Riverdale (vs. 3/28/18)
+27.27% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+9.09% - Chicago PD
+6.67% - Survivor: Ghost Island
0.00% - Star
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Designated Survivor
-5.56% - Empire
-33.33% - Alex, Inc.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+112.50% - Empire (vs. Shots Fired)
+75.00% - The Voice (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+62.50% - Star (vs. Empire (Repeat))
+55.56% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+50.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+33.33% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Originals (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
+12.50% - Criminal Minds - 10:00 (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
-11.11% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-33.33% - Alex, Inc. (vs. Speechless (Repeat))
-37.50% - Criminal Minds - 9:00 (vs. Survivor: Game Changers)
-40.00% - 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," 2.5/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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