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[11/13/14 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Special Fuels NBC Victory
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 (11/12/14):

NBC (10.029 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) got a boost on Wednesday thanks to a special "The Voice" (10.609 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) followed by new episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (10.013 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4) and "Chicago PD" (9.466 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

ABC (7.425 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (8.117 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9), "The Goldbergs" (7.541 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), "Modern Family" (9.767 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Black-ish" (7.867 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) and "Nashville" (5.631 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Next up was CBS (8.820 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with originals from "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.381 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (10.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5) and "Stalker" (6.979 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.276 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.712 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "Red Band Society" (2.839 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

And finally, The CW (2.178 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Arrow" (2.568 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "The 100" (1.788 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.5 rating while the latter posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+69.23% - Chicago PD
+50.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+15.38% - Hell's Kitchen
+9.52% - Criminal Minds
+5.56% - The Middle (vs. 10/29/14)
0.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 10/29/14)
0.00% - Red Band Society
0.00% - The 100
-6.67% - Stalker
-6.67% - Nashville (vs. 10/29/14)
-7.41% - Black-ish (vs. 10/29/14)
-8.82% - Modern Family (vs. 10/29/14)
-10.00% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Dateline NBC)
+78.57% - The Voice (vs. Revolution)
+50.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+19.05% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+16.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. Back in the Game)
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-4.17% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
-6.67% - Nashville
-11.76% - Hell's Kitchen
-14.81% - Criminal Minds
-17.39% - The Middle
-18.18% - Arrow
-18.42% - Modern Family
-26.32% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-47.06% - Red Band Society (vs. The X Factor)

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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 Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 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 0.3/3 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 (11/13/13):

CBS (10.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) pulled in front on Wednesday thanks to its lineup of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "Criminal Minds" (11.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.273 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6).

ABC (7.112 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Middle" (8.862 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Back in the Game" (6.406 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Modern Family" (10.614 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Super Fun Night" (5.921 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5) and "Nashville" (5.434 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

Next up was FOX (5.765 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with a new "The X Factor" (5.693 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8) followed by a second "The X Factor" (5.838 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.430 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up originals from "Revolution" (5.139 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.087 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10) and "Dateline NBC" (5.065 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.987 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.693 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (2.340 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - The X Factor - 9:00
+16.67% - Super Fun Night (vs. 10/30/13)
+13.33% - The X Factor - 8:00
+12.50% - Criminal Minds
+11.76% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+10.00% - Arrow
+9.52% - The Middle (vs. 10/30/13)
+7.14% - Nashville (vs. 10/30/13)
+6.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+5.88% - Back in the Game (vs. 10/30/13)
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 10/23/13)
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
-4.00% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.70% - Revolution
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-5.26% - Back in the Game
-7.69% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-8.00% - The Middle
-8.33% - Arrow
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-12.50% - Super Fun Night
-16.67% - Nashville
-17.39% - Modern Family
-20.83% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-31.25% - Dateline NBC
-40.00% - The Tomorrow People
-41.38% - The X Factor - 8:00
-43.33% - The X Factor - 9:00

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·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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