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[10/23/14 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Keeps FOX on Top in 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/22/14):

FOX (11.127 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) took home top honors on Wednesday with its presentation of the "World Series, Game 2" (11.127 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2).

CBS (8.753 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.111 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (9.829 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4) and "Stalker" (7.319 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Sharing the silver was ABC (7.168 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and its mix of "The Middle" (7.228 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "The Goldbergs" (6.982 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "Modern Family" (9.972 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Black-ish" (8.013 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Nashville" (5.405 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (7.374 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up originals from "The Mysteries of Laura" (8.070 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.228 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9) and "Chicago PD" (6.826 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).

And finally, a new "Arrow" (2.503 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and the return of "The 100" (1.563 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (2.033 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Arrow
+7.69% - Nashville
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Stalker
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
-4.35% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-5.88% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-6.25% - Chicago PD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - Chicago PD (vs. Ironside)
+29.41% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
+14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+13.64% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
0.00% - Arrow
-4.35% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-4.76% - The Middle
-7.14% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-11.11% - Criminal Minds
-12.50% - Nashville
-13.16% - Modern Family
-16.67% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-19.05% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-29.27% - World Series, Game 2 (vs. World Series, Game 1)

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," 2.6/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 with an encore 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 (10/23/13):

FOX (13.730 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) pulled in front on Wednesday thanks to its coverage of the "World Series, Game 1" (13.730 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1).

CBS (10.366 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then claimed a distant second with its mix of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.366 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Criminal Minds" (11.484 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.249 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6).

Next up was ABC (6.952 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (8.193 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6), "Back in the Game" (6.240 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8), "Modern Family" (10.288 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2), "Super Fun Night" (5.956 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "Nashville" (5.518 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.823 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals from "Revolution" (5.049 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.541 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10) and the departing "Ironside" (3.880 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.813 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.890 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (2.351 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 0.7 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+4.76% - Super Fun Night
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Revolution
-4.55% - The Middle (vs. 10/9/13)
-5.00% - Modern Family
-5.56% - Back in the Game
-5.88% - Nashville
-8.00% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-17.65% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-18.18% - Arrow
-25.00% - The Tomorrow People
-27.27% - Ironside

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.13% - World Series, Game 1
+12.00% - Revolution (vs. Animal Practice/Guys With Kids)
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-12.50% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-14.29% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Supernatural)
-15.00% - Back in the Game (vs. The Neighbors)
-16.00% - The Middle
-17.86% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-18.18% - Arrow
-18.52% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)
-20.00% - Nashville
-22.22% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-22.45% - Modern Family
-55.56% - Ironside (vs. Chicago Fire)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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