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[10/31/19 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: More Than 21 Million Tune in for World Series 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/30/19):

FOX (21.187 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) got another boost on Wednesday with its presentation of the concluding "World Series, Game 7" (21.187 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

NBC (7.135 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was king of the leftover audience with its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.764 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Chicago Fire" (7.307 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was CBS (4.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and originals from "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.266 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "SEAL Team" (4.422 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "SWAT" (3.388 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.195 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (4.051 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Schooled" (3.158 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.920 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Single Parents" (2.708 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Stumptown" (2.665 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "Riverdale" (0.783 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Nancy Drew" (0.686 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (0.735 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Single Parents
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 10/16/19)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Schooled
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-15.38% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-16.67% - SWAT
-16.67% - Stumptown (vs. 10/16/19)
-33.33% - Riverdale
-50.00% - Nancy Drew

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+460.00% - World Series, Game 7 (vs. Empire/Star)
+9.09% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. Charmed (Repeat))
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-10.00% - The Goldbergs
-12.50% - SEAL Team
-15.38% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-16.67% - Modern Family
-22.22% - Single Parents
-22.22% - Schooled (vs. American Housewife)
-28.57% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-37.50% - Stumptown (vs. A Million Little Things)
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. Legacies (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/31/18):

NBC (7.517 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) pulled in front on a very competitive Halloween night thanks to new episodes from "Chicago Med" (7.691 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (7.908 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (6.952 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

FOX (3.795 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Empire" (4.211 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Star" (3.380 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.623 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with its mix of "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.066 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "SEAL Team" (5.408 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.394 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.046 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "The Goldbergs" (4.780 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "American Housewife" (4.155 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Modern Family" (5.000 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Single Parents" (3.718 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "A Million Little Things" (3.311 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.661 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for repeats of "Charmed" (0.739 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Legacies" (0.583 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Criminal Minds
-7.14% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-7.69% - Chicago Fire
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-15.38% - Chicago Med
-18.18% - American Housewife
-18.18% - Single Parents
-20.00% - Modern Family
-23.08% - The Goldbergs
-25.00% - Star (vs. 10/17/18)
-25.00% - Empire (vs. 10/17/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+57.14% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+37.50% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+16.67% - Criminal Minds (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+14.29% - SEAL Team (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+14.29% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-13.33% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-16.67% - The Goldbergs
-20.00% - Modern Family
-25.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-82.86% - Empire (vs. World Series, Game 7)
-87.14% - Star (vs. World Series, Game 7)

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," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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," 0.2/2.

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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