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[07/09/15 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Rises as FOX, NBC Share Demo 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 (7/8/15):

FOX (3.781 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "MasterChef" (4.837 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "Bullseye" (2.726 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Sharing the top spot was NBC (5.001 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) with encores of "America's Got Talent" (6.589 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "American Ninja Warrior" (4.206 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its mix of "Big Brother 17" (5.840 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), a repeat "Criminal Minds" (5.204 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and a new "Extant" (5.056 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.533 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (3.936 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12), "The Goldbergs" (3.367 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Modern Family" (3.984 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Black-ish" (3.610 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) plus a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.150 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (1.236 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Supernatural" (0.868 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (1.052 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. 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):
+21.43% - MasterChef
+14.29% - Extant
+5.56% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Bullseye
0.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+41.67% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Motive)
-25.00% - Bullseye (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-33.33% - Extant (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/9/14):

CBS (7.338 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday thanks to a new "Big Brother 16" (6.111 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), the premiere of "Extant" (9.424 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and a repeat "Criminal Minds" (6.479 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

NBC (5.547 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with an encore of "America's Got Talent" (5.971 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) followed by a new "Taxi Brooklyn" (4.700 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.713 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with an original "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.713 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.773 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (4.176 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "The Goldbergs" (3.696 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.820 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), another "The Middle" (3.218 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and a new "Motive" (3.864 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, the special "iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party" (0.824 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.696 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.792 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.2 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

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," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 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" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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