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[09/05/19 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Win Tight Race
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 (9/4/19):

NBC (4.922 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) claimed top honors on a competitive Wednesday with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (8.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "Songland" (4.202 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Hollywood Game Night" (2.189 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

FOX (2.496 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with originals from "MasterChef" (3.070 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "BH90210" (1.921 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Next up was CBS (3.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Big Brother 21" (4.403 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.598 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "SWAT" (2.685 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.055 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.604 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Schooled" (1.998 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Modern Family" (2.069 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Single Parents" (1.610 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (2.025 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "Bulletproof" (0.658 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Hypnotize Me" (0.556 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) on The CW (0.607 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Bulletproof
+14.29% - Songland
+9.09% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - Hypnotize Me
-14.29% - BH90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Burden of Truth)
0.00% - Hypnotize Me (vs. Back to School Just for Laughs)
-11.11% - MasterChef
-14.29% - America's Got Talent
-20.00% - Songland (vs. World of Dance)
-26.67% - Big Brother 21
-33.33% - BH90210 (vs. MasterChef)
-60.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. World of Dance)

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," 1.3/4; "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," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.9/3 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," 0.9/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 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 (9/5/18):

NBC (6.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (9.732 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and the penultimate week of "World of Dance" (5.186 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

FOX (3.362 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with a two-hour "MasterChef" (3.362 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.752 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Big Brother 20" (5.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) followed by repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.699 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Criminal Minds" (3.109 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.262 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.843 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), "American Housewife" (2.323 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (2.471 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "American Housewife" (2.045 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Shark Tank" (1.946 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, a new "Burden of Truth" (0.663 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and the special "Back to School Just for Laughs" (0.487 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) on The CW (0.575 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 20
-6.67% - America's Got Talent
-9.09% - World of Dance
-10.00% - MasterChef
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. 8/22/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+7.53% - World of Dance (vs. Marlon/Hollywood Game Night)
-16.67% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - MasterChef
-33.33% - America's Got Talent
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-50.00% - Back to School Just for Laughs (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))

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," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.2/2 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," 1.1/4. 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 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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