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[01/21/16 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with FOX
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 (1/20/16):

CBS (7.716 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "2 Broke Girls" (6.661 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5), "Mike & Molly" (7.020 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Criminal Minds" (9.103 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2) and "Code Black" (7.206 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

FOX (6.541 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with new episodes from "American Idol" (9.213 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Second Chance" (3.870 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14).

Next up was NBC (6.793 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and fresh installments of "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.995 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.941 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (6.443 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.405 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) served up new episodes of "The Middle" (7.214 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "The Goldbergs" (6.182 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2), a repeat "Modern Family" (5.788 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and originals of "Black-ish" (5.729 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5) and "American Crime" (3.757 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (2.807 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.817 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16) on The CW (2.312 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Arrow (vs. 12/9/15)
+7.69% - Code Black
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 12/9/15)
-4.00% - American Idol
-5.26% - The Middle
-9.09% - American Crime
-10.53% - Black-ish
-15.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.67% - Second Chance
-25.00% - Chicago PD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+122.22% - American Crime (vs. Black-ish/Modern Family (Repeats))
+54.55% - Black-ish (vs. Black-ish (Repeat))
+53.85% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. The Mysteries of Laura (Repeat))
+41.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+38.46% - The Middle (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+13.33% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Mentalist)
+6.67% - Mike & Molly (vs. The Mentalist)
+5.26% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Chicago PD
-6.67% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-27.27% - American Idol
-76.74% - 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," 2.9/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/21/15):

FOX (11.242 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with another big week from "American Idol" (11.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "Empire" (10.950 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1).

CBS (9.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a distant second place with its trio of "The Mentalist" (9.532 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Criminal Minds" (10.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Stalker" (7.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Next up was NBC (6.167 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "The Mysteries of Laura" (4.775 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) followed by originals from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.746 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "Chicago PD" (6.982 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.787 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (5.550 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "The Goldbergs" (4.598 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "Modern Family" (5.334 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Black-ish" (3.949 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), another "Black-ish" (1.824 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "Modern Family" (1.467 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (2.958 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and "The 100" (1.569 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (2.263 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 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The 100 (vs. 12/17/14)
+15.38% - The Mentalist
+13.79% - American Idol
+10.00% - Arrow (vs. 12/10/14)
+7.50% - Empire
0.00% - Stalker
0.00% - Chicago PD
-13.64% - Criminal Minds
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.47% - The Mentalist (vs. The Crazy Ones/Mom)
+37.50% - Arrow
+20.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
+7.50% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
-6.25% - Stalker (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-6.25% - Chicago PD
-13.64% - Criminal Minds
-17.50% - American Idol
-33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

·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 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

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