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[06/02/16 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with Return of "American Ninja Warrior"
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/1/16):

NBC (5.809 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) climbed into the top spot on Wednesday with the return of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.268 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "The Night Shift" (4.893 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

FOX (3.225 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with the season premiere of "MasterChef" (3.763 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) followed by a new "Wayward Pines" (2.687 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.448 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.476 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Criminal Minds" (4.757 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.110 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.863 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the two-hour season finale of "500 Questions" (4.484 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) alongside repeats of "Modern Family" (3.021 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Goldbergs" (2.220 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.753 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with its special "iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party" (0.745 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.760 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Wayward Pines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

-5.56% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1)
-18.18% - Wayward Pines (vs. Bullseye)
-21.43% - MasterChef
-22.33% - 500 Questions (vs. Various (Repeats))
-33.33% - iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-38.89% - The Night Shift (vs. NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1)

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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/3/15):

NBC (5.463 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (5.463 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

FOX (3.972 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "MasterChef" (4.602 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Bullseye" (3.342 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.941 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and repeats of "The Middle" (4.503 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "The Goldbergs" (3.884 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.439 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Black-ish" (3.802 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) plus a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.509 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.798 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up week two of "The Briefcase" (5.387 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) alongside repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.134 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "CSI: Cyber" (5.873 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.007 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Supernatural" (0.816 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.911 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 0.1 rating while the latter posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Bullseye
-6.67% - MasterChef
-9.09% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-30.77% - The Briefcase

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1
0.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Motive)
-6.67% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-10.00% - The Briefcase (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-26.67% - Bullseye (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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 "Mentalist" rebroadcast, 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "The Mentalist" rebroadcast, 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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