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[04/10/14 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Helps CBS Hold Onto the Top Spot
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 (4/9/14):

CBS (9.483 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with new episodes of "Survivor: Cagayan" (9.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Criminal Minds" (9.810 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.084 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5).

FOX (8.788 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place despite a new two-hour "American Idol" (8.788 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3).

Next up was NBC (6.036 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.312 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) followed by originals from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.277 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.520 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.508 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (4.634 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), "Suburgatory" (3.585 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Modern Family" (4.795 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) plus a new "Mixology" (3.340 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and a repeat "Nashville" (2.348 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, a repeat "Arrow" (1.287 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and a new "The 100" (1.749 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) closed out the night. The CW (1.518 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating while "100" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.65% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+9.09% - Survivor: Cagayan
0.00% - Chicago PD
-4.76% - American Idol
-8.00% - Criminal Minds
-10.53% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-16.67% - The 100
-31.25% - Mixology

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+77.78% - Chicago PD (vs. Hannibal (Repeat))
+25.00% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
0.00% - Survivor: Cagayan
-23.33% - Criminal Minds
-29.17% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-37.50% - American Idol
-56.00% - Mixology (vs. How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life))

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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 (4/10/13):

FOX (11.988 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with a new two-hour "American Idol" (11.988 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2).

CBS (10.455 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" (9.145 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (11.288 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.933 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T5).

Next up was ABC (7.087 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (7.424 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Suburgatory" (5.555 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), "Modern Family" (10.221 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" (7.311 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4) and "Nashville" (6.005 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.119 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up a new "Dateline NBC" (5.258 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) followed by repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.000 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and "Hannibal" (3.099 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.564 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Supernatural" (1.194 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (1.379 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
14.29% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
7.14% - Criminal Minds
6.67% - American Idol
5.88% - Nashville
0.00% - Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites
0.00% - The Middle
-5.56% - Suburgatory
-7.32% - Modern Family
-13.79% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Nashville (vs. Revenge: From the Beginning)
+4.35% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
0.00% - Criminal Minds
-4.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers/Best Friends Forever)
-4.76% - The Middle
-7.32% - Modern Family
-7.69% - Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites
-13.79% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (vs. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)
-19.05% - Suburgatory
-34.69% - American Idol

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). 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 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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