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[09/12/19 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Demo Honors
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 (9/11/19):

NBC (4.822 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to a new "America's Got Talent" (8.436 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and the season finales of "Songland" (3.847 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Hollywood Game Night" (2.182 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

FOX (2.573 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with a new "MasterChef" (3.233 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and the season finale of "BH90210" (1.913 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Next up was CBS (3.405 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Big Brother 21" (4.553 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.755 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "SWAT" (2.907 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.150 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) again opted for an all-repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.909 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6), "Schooled" (2.111 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.027 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Single Parents" (1.590 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (2.130 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, the season finale of "Bulletproof" (0.604 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) and a new "Hypnotize Me" (0.571 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hypnotize Me
+25.00% - Hollywood Game Night
+16.67% - BH90210
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Songland
0.00% - MasterChef
-50.00% - Bulletproof

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hypnotize Me (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-20.00% - America's Got Talent
-21.43% - Big Brother 21
-27.27% - Songland (vs. World of Dance)
-27.27% - MasterChef
-36.36% - BH90210 (vs. MasterChef)
-50.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Burden of Truth)
-54.55% - 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," 1.4/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.8/3 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/12/18):

NBC (7.062 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (9.934 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) followed by the season finale of "World of Dance" (5.627 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

FOX (3.655 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with a two-hour "MasterChef" (3.655 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was CBS (3.811 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Big Brother 20" (5.570 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.924 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Criminal Minds" (2.938 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.514 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.458 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "American Housewife" (2.889 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Modern Family" (2.794 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Splitting Up Together" (2.228 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) plus a special "Castaways" (1.857 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, a new "Burden of Truth" (0.779 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.586 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.682 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Burden of Truth
+22.22% - MasterChef
+10.00% - World of Dance
+7.14% - America's Got Talent
-6.67% - Big Brother 20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - World of Dance (vs. Marlon/Midnight, Texas)
0.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-15.38% - MasterChef
-22.22% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - Castaways (vs. 20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance & Bravery)

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," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/4; "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," 1.2/5 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," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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