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[04/02/15 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Claims Top Demo Spot with "Modern Family"
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/1/15):

ABC (6.951 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the demo champ on the first night of April thanks to new episodes of "The Middle" (7.572 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5), "The Goldbergs" (7.180 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Modern Family" (9.333 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1), "Black-ish" (7.401 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "Nashville" (5.110 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

FOX (8.366 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with a new two-hour "American Idol" (8.366 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5).

Next up was NBC (6.522 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and fresh installments from "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.360 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.320 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and "Chicago PD" (6.886 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.422 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up a new "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.470 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and the concluding "The Dovekeepers, Part 2" (6.398 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.357 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Supernatural" (1.741 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) on The CW (2.049 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.6 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+14.29% - Black-ish
+6.67% - Chicago PD
+3.57% - Modern Family
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
-4.55% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-5.00% - The Goldbergs
-5.56% - The Middle
-7.14% - Nashville (vs. 3/4/15)
-10.00% - The Dovekeepers, Part 2 (vs. 3/31/15)
-14.29% - Supernatural
-20.00% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Black-ish (vs. Mixology)
+18.75% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
0.00% - Arrow
-4.55% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-9.38% - Modern Family
-10.53% - The Middle
-11.76% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-13.33% - Nashville
-19.05% - American Idol
-23.08% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-59.09% - The Dovekeepers, Part 2 (vs. Criminal Minds/CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)

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," 1.8/5; 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," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.3/1; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.2/1).

· 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 (4/2/14):

CBS (9.862 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) slipped into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Survivor: Cagayan" (9.552 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Criminal Minds" (10.374 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.661 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).

FOX (8.766 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new two-hour "American Idol" (5.976 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4).

Next up was ABC (5.976 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (7.119 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), "Suburgatory" (5.214 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Modern Family" (8.775 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1), "Mixology" (4.395 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and "Nashville" (5.176 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.319 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up fresh installments of "Revolution" (4.407 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.822 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Chicago PD" (5.729 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.340 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "The 100" (1.902 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (2.121 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.6 rating while "100" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - Nashville
+14.29% - Chicago PD (vs. 3/19/14)
+14.29% - Suburgatory
+13.64% - Criminal Minds (vs. 3/19/14)
+13.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 3/19/14)
+8.33% - Revolution (vs. 3/19/14)
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - The Middle
-4.35% - Survivor: Cagayan
-5.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 3/19/14)
-5.88% - Mixology
-8.57% - Modern Family
-11.11% - Arrow
-14.29% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire)
-5.00% - The Middle
-7.14% - Revolution (vs. Dateline NBC)
-8.33% - Survivor: Cagayan
-9.52% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-10.71% - Criminal Minds
-11.11% - Suburgatory
-11.11% - Arrow
-11.76% - Nashville
-21.95% - Modern Family
-25.00% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)
-30.00% - American Idol
-44.83% - 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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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