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[01/26/17 - 08:33 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Split 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/25/17):

ABC (5.352 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top demo draw on Wednesday with repeats of "The Goldbergs" (4.779 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Speechless" (4.018 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Modern Family" (4.415 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Black-ish" (3.908 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) plus its special "President Donald Trump: The White House Interview" (7.496 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

FOX (5.062 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) then shared in the adults 18-49 honors with new episodes from "Lethal Weapon" (6.254 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Star" (3.870 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.525 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the time slot premiere of "Hunted" (5.528 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), a second "Hunted" (5.441 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Code Black" (5.606 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.561 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.164 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.149 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "Chicago PD" (4.370 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (1.684 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and the season finale of "Frequency" (0.825 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the evening for The CW (1.254 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Frequency
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - Star
0.00% - Code Black (vs. 1/11/17)
-14.29% - Arrow (vs. 12/7/16)
-63.89% - Hunted (vs. 1/22/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - President Donald Trump: The White House Interview (vs. American Crime)
-14.29% - Star (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-18.75% - Hunted - 8:00 (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly)
-30.00% - Hunted - 9:00 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-30.77% - Code Black
-44.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. American Idol)
-45.45% - Arrow
-57.14% - Frequency (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/27/16):

FOX (6.948 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with a new "American Idol" (9.593 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and the relocated "Hell's Kitchen" (4.304 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

CBS (7.978 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (6.857 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Mike & Molly" (7.095 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Criminal Minds" (9.430 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Code Black" (7.528 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.321 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and repeats of "The Middle" (5.175 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "The Goldbergs" (4.231 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.059 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Black-ish" (4.232 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and a new "American Crime" (3.614 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.859 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) offered up second runs from "The Mysteries of Laura" (5.265 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.559 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Chicago PD" (4.754 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

And finally, The CW (2.310 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Arrow" (2.746 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11) and "Supernatural" (1.875 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 1/22/16)
+4.17% - American Idol
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Supernatural
-5.88% - 2 Broke Girls
-7.14% - Code Black
-10.00% - American Crime

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Mike & Molly (vs. The Mentalist)
+23.08% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Mentalist)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
0.00% - Arrow
-4.76% - Criminal Minds
-10.00% - American Crime (vs. Black-ish (Repeats))
-13.79% - American Idol
-18.75% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-67.44% - Hell's Kitchen (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," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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