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[02/27/14 - 08:51 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Sets a Series Record in 18-49 and Delivers Its Best Total-Viewer Result Since the Show's Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 26.

[via press release from NBC]

Wednesday Primetime Results:

· From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, "Chicago P.D." (2.2/7 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall) has set a series record in 18-49 and delivered its best total-viewer result since the show's Jan. 8 debut. With its first telecast in three weeks, "Chicago P.D." jumped 29% versus its prior episode (to a 2.2 from a 1.7 on Feb. 5) and was up 34% or 2.0 million persons in total viewers (8.025 million vs. 6.004 million). Note that this week's "Chicago P.D." crossed over with "Law & Order: SVU."

· It's the fourth straight "Chicago P.D." to match or top its prior rating in 18-49. The only "Chicago P.D." that has gone down versus its prior telecast was the second episode on Jan. 15. The "Chicago P.D." track since its Jan. 8 debut is: 2.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.7, 2.2.

· Last night's "Chicago P.D." finished just a tenth of a point behind CBS's special "Criminal Minds" for the time-period win among ABC, CBS and NBC (2.2 vs. 2.3) and won the slot among those nets in adults 18-34 (1.7 vs. 1.4). Note that the prior "Chicago P.D." grew by 59% in L+7 versus these L+SD figures (to a 2.65 rating from a 1.67).

· In its first six weeks on the schedule, "Chicago P.D." has now generated NBC's six best 18-49 results in the time period, excluding "Saturday Night Live" specials, since Sept. 25, 2013.

· "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.0/6 in adults 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) matched its top rating since January 8. With its first telecast in three weeks, "SVU" was up 11% in 18-49 rating versus its prior episode (2.0 vs. 1.8 on Feb. 5) and up 23% or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (7.702 million vs. 6.241 million million). "SVU" was also up 25% versus the same night last year in adults 18-49 (to a 2.0 rating from a 1.6 on Feb. 27, 2013) and up 42% in total viewers (7.702 million vs. 5.438 million). "SVU" grew from half-hour to half-hour in every key ratings category, including gains of 17% in adults 18-49 (to a 2.1 rating from a 1.8), 17% in adults 25-54 (2.7 vs. 2.3) and 18% in women 25-54 (3.3 vs. 2.8).

· With its first telecast in four weeks, "Revolution" (1.3/4 in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched its prior 18-49 rating, despite last night's competition from the season premiere of "Survivor." Note that the prior "Revolution" grew by 70% in L+7 versus these L+SD figures (to a 2.16 rating from a 1.27).

· L+7 Time Shifting: The prior telecasts of NBC's Wednesday dramas were significantly time-shifted: the Jan. 29 "Revolution" increased by 70% in 18-49 going from these next-day "live plus same day" ratings to "live plus seven day" (2.16 vs. 1.27), the Feb. 5 "SVU" grew by 57% (2.86 vs. 1.82) and the Feb. 5 "Chicago P.D." increased by 59% (2.65 vs. 1.67).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

· "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" delivered night-to-night ratings growth, averaging a 4.2 rating, 11 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research (with the Greenville/Spartanburg market currently excluded), up 5% versus Tuesday's 4.0 rating. Last night's 4.2 is up 45% versus "Tonight's" non-Olympic season average (4.2 vs. 2.9, L+SD). "Tonight" nearly matched the combined metered-market household rating in the time period of CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" (2.2/6) and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (2.1/6).

· At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" delivered strong ratings with its third telecast, averaging a 2.1 rating, 7 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research, up 31% versus "Late Night's" season average (2.1 vs. 1.6, L+SD). Wednesday's "Late Night" retained 95% of the prior night's 2.2/8.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" averaged a 0.9/6 in adults 18-49, best for a Wednesday "Late Night" in four years (since Jan. 13, 2010, 0.9). In the LPMs, "Late Night's" 0.9 topped the combined ratings in the time slot of ABC's "Nightline" (0.3/2 for the first half-hour of the time period) and CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" (1.1/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 from 12:35-1:35 a.m.). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Last Call" averaged a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49, to top "Nightline" and "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 each) and pull within a tenth of a point of "Late Show with David Letterman" (0.5/2 from 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.), despite "Last Call's" later start time.

· "Fast official" ratings for "Tonight" and "Late Night" are expected later today.

· Wednesday's "Tonight Show" featured Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler (appearing together) and musical guest Dierks Bentley and Thursday's telecast is scheduled to include Denzel Washington, Shaun White and musical guest Sara Bareilles with The Roots.

· Wednesday's "Late Night" featured Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley, Robyn Doolittle and musical guest Brad Paisley and Thursday's edition is scheduled to include Lena Dunham, Anthony Mackie and musical guest John Mayer Trio.

Detailed Wednesday Late-Night Results in the Metered Markets:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 4.2/11; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.7/8; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (2.1/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1,1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.9/6 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.





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· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· REVOLUTION (NBC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)





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