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[04/23/15 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Share Adults 18-49 Crown
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 (4/22/15):

CBS (9.335 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to its trio of "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.838 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Criminal Minds" (9.920 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "CSI: Cyber" (8.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Sharing in the demo honors however was ABC (6.820 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) with originals from "The Middle" (7.746 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "The Goldbergs" (7.119 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Modern Family" (8.759 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1), "Black-ish" (6.590 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and "Nashville" (5.352 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Next up was FOX (7.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with another two-hour "American Idol" (7.360 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.022 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a new "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) followed by repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.256 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Chicago PD" (4.189 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments from "Arrow" (2.716 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Supernatural" (1.778 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (2.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Black-ish (vs. 4/8/15)
+8.33% - Nashville
+7.14% - American Idol
+4.55% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 4/1/15)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. 4/1/15)
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Supernatural
-5.00% - Criminal Minds
-5.26% - The Middle

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+40.00% - Black-ish (vs. Mixology)
+31.25% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
+30.00% - Nashville (vs. Nashville: On the Record)
+28.57% - Arrow
+25.00% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+4.55% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - The Middle
-14.71% - Modern Family
-28.57% - 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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.4/3 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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 (4/23/14):

FOX (8.868 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with a new two-hour "American Idol" (8.868 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

ABC (5.639 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "The Middle" (6.846 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Suburgatory" (5.247 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Modern Family" (9.247 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), "Mixology" (4.150 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and the special "Nashville: On the Record" (4.170 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Next up was CBS (7.557 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a new "Survivor: Cagayan" (9.304 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) alongside repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.377 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.989 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.141 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.360 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.406 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "Chicago PD" (3.657 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.185 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "The 100" (1.941 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (2.063 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.5 rating while "100" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Mixology
+10.53% - American Idol
+6.25% - Modern Family (vs. 4/2/14)
0.00% - Survivor: Cagayan
0.00% - Suburgatory (vs. 4/2/14)
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100
-5.26% - The Middle (vs. 4/2/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Middle (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+25.00% - Nashville: On the Record (vs. Nashville (Repeat))
+14.29% - Suburgatory (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
0.00% - Mixology (vs. How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life))
-18.52% - Survivor: Cagayan
-30.00% - Arrow
-34.38% - American Idol
-40.00% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "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 1.3/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) 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) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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