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[01/14/16 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "American Idol" Top Tight Demo Race
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/13/16):

FOX (7.281 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) won the tight demo race on Wednesday thanks to a new "American Idol" (9.744 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and the premiere of "Second Chance" (4.818 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12).

ABC (6.105 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was a close second with originals from "The Middle" (7.432 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7), "The Goldbergs" (6.336 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Modern Family" (8.173 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Black-ish" (6.104 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7) and "American Crime" (4.293 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14).

Next up was NBC (7.828 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and its trio of "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.536 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.965 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (7.983 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.632 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes of "2 Broke Girls" (6.598 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), "Mike & Molly" (7.177 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10), "Criminal Minds" (9.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and "Code Black" (6.757 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

And finally, encores of "The Flash" (1.268 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "Arrow" (1.139 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) on The CW (1.203 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
+5.26% - Criminal Minds (vs. 12/9/15)
+5.26% - Chicago PD
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Mike & Molly
-3.70% - Modern Family
-4.76% - The Goldbergs
-7.14% - Code Black (vs. 12/9/15)
-8.33% - American Crime
-9.52% - The Middle
-9.52% - Black-ish
-10.71% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - American Crime (vs. Forever (Repeat))
+42.86% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+33.33% - Chicago PD
+30.77% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Mentalist)
+23.08% - Mike & Molly (vs. The Mentalist)
+9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
-5.00% - Black-ish
-9.09% - Criminal Minds
-13.04% - The Goldbergs
-13.33% - Modern Family
-13.33% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-13.64% - The Middle
-13.79% - American Idol
-70.00% - Second Chance (vs. Empire)

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," 3.2/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; 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," 0.5/2; 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (1/14/15):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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