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[04/09/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Masked Singer" Hold Off ABC, "Modern Family" 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 (4/8/20):

FOX (5.797 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) held off the demo competition on Wednesday with originals from "The Masked Singer" (7.695 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "LEGO Masters" (3.898 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

ABC (6.817 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) had to settle for second despite its mix of "Modern Family: A Modern Farewell" (6.717 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), part of the "Modern Family" (7.575 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) finale, part two of "Modern Family" (7.293 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and the return of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (6.298 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Next up was NBC (8.575 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with fresh installments from "Chicago Med" (8.953 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (8.919 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (7.853 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.558 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals from "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.784 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "SEAL Team" (4.991 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "SWAT" (3.899 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, a special repeat of "The Flash" (0.461 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and a new "Nancy Drew" (0.554 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.507 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - Modern Family
0.00% - LEGO Masters (vs. 3/25/20)
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 3/25/20)
0.00% - SWAT (vs. 3/25/20)
0.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. 3/11/20)
-6.25% - Survivor: Winners at War
-7.69% - Chicago Fire (vs. 3/25/20)
-8.33% - Chicago PD (vs. 3/25/20)
-13.04% - The Masked Singer
-14.29% - Chicago Med (vs. 3/25/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+100.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+100.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
+100.00% - Modern Family - 9:30 (vs. Single Parents)
+83.33% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
+81.82% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+33.33% - Modern Family - 9:00
+33.33% - LEGO Masters (vs. Star)
+30.00% - Modern Family: A Modern Farewell (vs. The Goldbergs/Schooled)
+16.67% - SEAL Team (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
-16.67% - SWAT (vs. SEAL Team)
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. Jane the Virgin)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/10/19):

FOX (3.464 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on a competitive Wednesday thanks to fresh installments from "Empire" (3.774 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Star" (3.155 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

CBS (5.416 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was a close second with its mix of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.567 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), a repeat "NCIS" (4.200 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "SEAL Team" (4.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.775 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.595 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Schooled" (3.793 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Modern Family" (4.768 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Single Parents" (3.205 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and "Whiskey Cavalier" (3.143 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.909 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.160 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Chicago Fire" (4.063 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (3.505 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "In the Dark" (0.681 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.604 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.642 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Schooled
+9.09% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Single Parents
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Whiskey Cavalier
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-8.33% - Empire
-10.00% - Star

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Schooled (vs. Alex, Inc.)
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeat))
-8.33% - The Goldbergs
-14.29% - Modern Family
-27.27% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-30.77% - Star
-33.33% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-38.89% - Empire

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," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 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 and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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