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[12/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Goes Out on Top for CBS
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 (12/16/15):

CBS (8.617 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to the season finale of "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance" (9.529 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and the "Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance Reunion" (6.792 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

ABC (4.047 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "The Middle" (5.725 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (4.727 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Modern Family" (4.808 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Black-ish" (4.002 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and a new installment of "Nashville: On the Record 3" (2.510 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Next up was FOX (2.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Empire" (2.760 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Rosewood" (2.771 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.728 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up second runs of "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" (3.085 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.512 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Chicago PD" (4.588 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.163 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Supernatural" (0.947 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (1.055 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-4.35% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance Reunion
-8.33% - Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
-61.90% - Nashville: On the Record 3 (vs. Black-ish (Repeats))

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· 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 1.5/5 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). 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 0.7/3 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/17/14):

CBS (9.110 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday thanks to the two-hour season finale of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" (9.556 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) plus the "Survivor: San Juan del Sur Reunion" (6.877 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

NBC (5.844 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then claimed the silver with its specials "Michael Buble's Christmas in New York" (7.431 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "The Sing-Off" (5.051 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Next up was ABC (4.827 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (5.606 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "The Goldbergs" (5.021 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Modern Family" (6.001 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Black-ish" (4.569 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), another "Black-ish" (4.100 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11) and yet another "Black-ish" (3.667 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.580 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) served up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.597 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) followed by the season finale of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.563 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

And finally, an encore of "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown" (1.834 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) plus the fall finale of "The 100" (1.411 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) closed out the evening on The CW (1.622 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.4 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Hell's Kitchen - 9:00
0.00% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen - 8:00
-16.67% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+152.63% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur (vs. A Home for the Holidays/Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+54.55% - Survivor: San Juan del Sur Reunion (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen - 8:00 (vs. The X Factor)
-7.14% - Hell's Kitchen - 9:00 (vs. The X Factor)
-10.34% - The Sing-Off (vs. The Sing-Off/Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special)
-16.67% - The 100 (vs. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013)
-18.75% - Michael Buble's Christmas in New York (vs. The Sing-Off)

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," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

·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 1.4/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). 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 and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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