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[05/16/19 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demos with "Survivor" Finale
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 (5/15/19):

CBS (6.786 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to the two-hour season finale of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.214 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and the "Survivor: Edge of Extinction Reunion" (4.649 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

NBC (7.497 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with the penultimate weeks of "Chicago Med" (7.855 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "Chicago Fire" (7.863 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.772 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Next up was ABC (2.377 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with the feature "Toy Story 2" (2.323 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.485 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up the "MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, Part One" (2.059 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) and a new "Paradise Hotel" (1.135 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.774 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with the season finale of "Riverdale" (0.907 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.640 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Chicago PD
+10.00% - Chicago Med
+7.14% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Whiskey Cavalier
0.00% - Riverdale
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Chicago PD (vs. Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan)
+57.14% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+30.43% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction (vs. Survivor: Ghost Island/SEAL Team)
+12.50% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction Reunion (vs. Code Black)
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-25.00% - Riverdale
-33.33% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-68.75% - MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, Part One (vs. Empire)
-76.92% - Paradise Hotel (vs. Star)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.2/5 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," 0.3/3.

· 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 (5/16/18):

FOX (4.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) claimed the top crown on Wednesday with new episodes of "Empire" (5.103 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Star" (3.875 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3).

The silver then went to CBS (6.478 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with a new "Survivor: Ghost Island" (7.446 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), the season finale of "SEAL Team" (6.145 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and a new "Code Black" (5.845 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was ABC (4.113 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its finale lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.142 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Alex, Inc." (3.346 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Modern Family" (4.960 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "American Housewife" (4.114 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Designated Survivor" (3.559 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.712 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up the season finale of "The Blacklist" (5.129 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11), a new "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.277 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and the special "Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan" (3.729 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.053 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with the season finale of "Riverdale" (1.294 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) plus a new "The Originals" (0.813 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Designated Survivor
+14.29% - Code Black
+14.29% - Alex, Inc.
+8.33% - Star
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - The Originals
-6.67% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-9.09% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Empire (vs. Shots Fired)
+28.57% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
+14.29% - Code Black (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Downward Dog)
0.00% - The Originals (vs. The 100)
-12.50% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-14.29% - The Goldbergs
-16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-17.65% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-20.00% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-23.53% - Modern Family
-33.33% - Alex, Inc. (vs. Speechless)
-38.10% - Star (vs. Empire)
-45.45% - Designated Survivor
-53.85% - Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan (vs. Chicago PD)

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," 2.4/7; 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," 0.4/3; 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 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," 0.3/2.

· 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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