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[01/15/15 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Grows in Second Week for FOX
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 (1/14/15):

FOX (10.475 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with week two of "American Idol" (10.662 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) and "Empire" (10.289 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1).

ABC (6.234 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "The Middle" (7.821 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "The Goldbergs" (7.183 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Modern Family" (9.348 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) and "Black-ish" (6.602 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) plus a repeat "Forever" (3.224 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Next up was CBS (9.103 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with a new "The Mentalist" (9.359 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) followed by the return of "Criminal Minds" (10.174 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Stalker" (7.775 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.601 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up fresh installments of "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.296 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.789 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) and "Chicago PD" (6.720 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.840 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "The Flash" (0.931 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) closed out the evening on The CW (0.885 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.2 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.11% - Empire
+7.14% - Stalker (vs. 12/10/14)
+4.76% - Criminal Minds (vs. 12/10/14)
0.00% - The Mentalist
-4.35% - The Middle
-4.76% - Black-ish
-6.25% - Modern Family
-6.25% - Chicago PD
-6.45% - American Idol
-8.00% - The Goldbergs
-15.38% - The Mysteries of Laura
-17.65% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+43.75% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
+25.00% - Black-ish (vs. Super Fun Night)
+22.22% - The Middle
+13.04% - The Mentalist (vs. Two and a Half Men/The Millers (Repeats))
0.00% - Chicago PD
-6.25% - Modern Family
-6.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-8.33% - Criminal Minds
-13.04% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
-15.38% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-25.00% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-36.96% - 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, 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 Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "The Talk After Dark" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped " The Talk After Dark " (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 with an encore 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/15/14):

FOX (14.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) claimed top honors on Wednesday with the return of "American Idol" (14.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1).

CBS (8.647 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was a distant second place with repeats of "Two and a Half Men" (5.478 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and "The Millers" (4.951 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) followed by new episodes of "Criminal Minds" (10.470 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.257 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

Next up was ABC (6.094 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a new "The Middle" (7.471 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), the return of "Suburgatory" (5.267 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) plus originals from "Modern Family" (9.101 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2), "Super Fun Night" (4.619 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Nashville" (5.054 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.301 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up fresh installments of "Revolution" (4.908 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.459 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (5.537 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

And finally, the winter premieres of "Arrow" (2.486 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.589 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (2.038 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 0.6 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 12/11/13)
+11.11% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 12/11/13)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 12/11/13)
-7.14% - Nashville (vs. 12/11/13)
-8.57% - Modern Family
-11.11% - Super Fun Night
-18.18% - The Middle
-18.18% - Arrow (vs. 12/11/13)
-18.75% - Revolution
-25.00% - Chicago PD
-28.57% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+62.50% - Revolution (vs. Whitney (Repeat)/Guys With Kids (Repeat))
+50.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
-13.04% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-14.29% - Criminal Minds
-15.79% - Suburgatory (vs. The Neighbors)
-18.18% - Arrow
-21.74% - The Middle
-23.33% - American Idol
-25.58% - Modern Family
-33.33% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)
-33.33% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Supernatural)
-40.91% - Nashville

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," 2.5/7; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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" (1.2/4). 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 0.9/4 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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