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[11/29/19 - 08:03 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Originals Top Viewers, Demos
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/27/19):

CBS (5.826 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with its trio of "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.465 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.807 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "SWAT" (5.205 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

NBC (3.612 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its specials "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.010 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special" (3.413 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.412 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and encores of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (5.519 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "Modern Family" (2.861 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Modern Family" (2.350 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "Stumptown" (2.112 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).Meanwhile, FOX (2.068 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for a repeat "The Masked Singer" (2.770 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and a new "Almost Family" (1.367 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.829 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with a rebroadcast of "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1" (0.829 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - SWAT
+14.29% - SEAL Team
-8.33% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-20.00% - Almost Family

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - SWAT (vs. Magnum P.I. (Repeat))
-31.25% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-46.15% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. Christmas in Rockefeller Center)
-46.67% - SEAL Team (vs. Survivor: David vs. Goliath)
-63.64% - Almost Family (vs. Star)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/28/18):

FOX (4.357 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) held off the demo competition on a tight Wednesday with new episodes from "Empire" (5.048 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and "Star" (3.666 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

CBS (6.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with a new "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (8.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), a second "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.100 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and a repeat "Magnum P.I." (3.095 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Next up was NBC (7.034 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its holiday specials "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (8.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy" (4.351 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.080 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) was back with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.963 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "American Housewife" (4.364 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8), "Modern Family" (4.818 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Single Parents" (3.400 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9) and "A Million Little Things" (3.468 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.277 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "All American" (0.767 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.022 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Riverdale (vs. 11/14/18)
+23.08% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
+14.29% - A Million Little Things (vs. 11/7/18)
+7.14% - Empire (vs. 11/14/18)
0.00% - Star (vs. 11/14/18)
0.00% - All American (vs. 11/14/18)
-7.14% - Modern Family (vs. 11/7/18)
-7.69% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/7/18)
-9.09% - American Housewife (vs. 11/7/18)
-10.00% - Single Parents (vs. 11/7/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
+14.29% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
0.00% - Riverdale
-6.25% - Empire
-8.33% - Star
-9.09% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-10.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-11.11% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath - 8:00
-11.76% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath - 9:00
-14.29% - The Goldbergs
-18.75% - Modern Family
-18.75% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center (vs. Christmas in Rockefeller Center/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-38.46% - A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy (vs. Chicago PD)

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," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; 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 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 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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