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[11/07/13 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CMA Awards Overshadow the Competition
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 (11/6/13):

ABC (16.630 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) overshadowed the competition with its telecast of "The 47th Annual CMA Awards" (16.630 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1).

CBS (9.255 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its mix of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.217 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "Criminal Minds" (9.628 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.921 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4).

Next up was FOX (4.510 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with new episodes of "The X Factor" (4.551 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and a second "The X Factor" (4.469 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.097 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up first-runs of "Revolution" (5.217 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.618 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and a special "Dateline NBC" (4.456 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

And finally, originals from "Arrow" (2.736 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.596 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) on The CW (2.166 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Arrow
+8.70% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
+7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - The X Factor - 9:00
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
-5.56% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-6.25% - The X Factor - 8:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+67.86% - The 47th Annual CMA Awards
-7.41% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-20.00% - Criminal Minds
-23.08% - Arrow
-26.09% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-40.00% - The Tomorrow People
-40.00% - The X Factor - 8:00
-48.15% - The X Factor - 9:00
-52.17% - Dateline NBC
-59.46% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-62.16% - Revolution

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/6 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/7/12):

NBC (9.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) rose to the top spot with a special Wednesday edition of "The Voice" (10.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) followed by a new "Chicago Fire" (7.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T9) - a series high.

ABC (8.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (9.10 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "The Neighbors" (6.98 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #11), "Modern Family" (12.29 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1), "Suburgatory" (7.64 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and "Nashville" (6.01 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.0, #12).

Next up was CBS (10.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) with originals from "Survivor: Philippines" (10.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T6), "Criminal Minds" (12.03 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.99 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) fell to fourth place despite new episodes of "The X Factor" (6.92 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8) and "The X Factor" (7.06 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (3.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) - matching its series high - and "Supernatural" (2.32 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) - equalling its season high - on The CW (3.01 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 1.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.9 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - Chicago Fire
+30.00% - Arrow
+20.83% - Suburgatory
+16.67% - The Neighbors
+14.63% - Modern Family
+12.50% - Survivor: Philippines
+12.00% - The Middle (vs. 10/24/12)
+11.11% - Nashville
+11.11% - Supernatural
+4.17% - The X Factor - 8:00
+3.45% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-3.57% - The X Factor - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+164.29% - The Voice (vs. Up All Night/Up All Night (Repeat)/Harry's Law)
+160.00% - Arrow (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+25.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model)
+21.05% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-2.08% - Modern Family (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)
-8.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-11.76% - Criminal Minds
-12.90% - Survivor: Philippines
-30.56% - The X Factor - 8:00
-32.50% - The X Factor - 9:00
-39.58% - Suburgatory (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)
-41.67% - The Middle (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)
-56.25% - The Neighbors (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)
-58.33% - Nashville (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)

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

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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