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[04/25/19 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares in 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/24/19):

NBC (7.591 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday with its original lineup of "Chicago Med" (7.714 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (8.012 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (7.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

CBS (5.347 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) then was the number two network with its trio of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.358 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "The Amazing Race 31" (4.753 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "SEAL Team" (3.929 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Next up was FOX (3.435 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) with fresh installments from "Empire" (3.800 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "Star" (3.071 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.614 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.302 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "Schooled" (2.730 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Modern Family" (2.576 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "Single Parents" (2.006 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) plus a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.534 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, closing out the night on The CW (0.651 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) were new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.756 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.545 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/3/19)
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 4/3/19)
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/3/19)
0.00% - Star
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-6.67% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-16.67% - The Amazing Race 31
-20.00% - Whiskey Cavalier

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+42.86% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+25.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+25.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. SEAL Team)
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. Code Black)
-12.50% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-20.00% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-25.00% - Star
-25.00% - Riverdale
-31.25% - Empire
-50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/25/18):

FOX (4.548 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to fresh installments from "Empire" (5.262 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) and "Star" (3.835 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

CBS (6.539 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with its lineup of "Survivor: Ghost Island" (7.754 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1), "SEAL Team" (6.306 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and the return of "Code Black" (5.557 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.109 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a new "The Blacklist" (5.217 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) followed by repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.478 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Chicago PD" (3.631 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.153 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat "The Goldbergs" (3.531 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), a new "Alex, Inc." (2.969 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), a repeat "Modern Family" (3.196 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), a second "Alex, Inc." (2.482 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Designated Survivor" (3.370 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.154 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "The Originals" (1.038 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.096 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Alex, Inc.
0.00% - Survivor: Ghost Island
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 4/11/18)
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - The Originals
-5.88% - Empire
-7.69% - Star
-16.67% - Designated Survivor
-20.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 4/11/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Empire (vs. Shots Fired)
+33.33% - The Originals (vs. The 100)
-5.88% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-11.11% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-12.50% - Code Black (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
-20.00% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-33.33% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-41.67% - Alex, Inc. - 8:30 (vs. Speechless)
-42.86% - Star (vs. Empire)
-50.00% - Alex, Inc. - 9:30 (vs. Black-ish)
-54.55% - Designated Survivor

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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 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," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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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