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[02/02/17 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hunted," "Criminal Minds" Put CBS on Top
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 (2/1/17):

CBS (6.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with its mix of "Hunted" (5.467 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1), "Criminal Minds" (7.429 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "Code Black" (6.758 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

NBC (4.584 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was among the three networks sharing the silver with repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.648 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.668 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (4.437 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.731 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and its second run lineup of "The Goldbergs" (4.691 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Speechless" (3.664 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.137 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Black-ish" (3.684 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Match Game" (3.105 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.627 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) offered up its second "Showtime at the Apollo" (3.196 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) special alongside a new "Star" (4.059 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

And finally, a new "Arrow" (1.953 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and the return of "The 100" (1.275 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T) closed out the night on The CW (1.614 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Code Black
+8.33% - Star
0.00% - Hunted
0.00% - Arrow
-7.14% - Criminal Minds (vs. 1/11/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-8.33% - Code Black
-13.33% - Star (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-16.13% - Hunted (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly)
-33.33% - Arrow
-42.86% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)
-65.22% - Showtime at the Apollo (vs. 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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/3/16):

FOX (6.916 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) held onto the demo crown on Wednesday with new episodes of "American Idol" (9.148 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Hell's Kitchen" (4.684 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

Second place then went to NBC (7.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with originals from "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.795 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.249 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Chicago PD" (7.169 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.382 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and new episodes of "2 Broke Girls" (6.386 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "Mike & Molly" (6.856 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), a repeat "Criminal Minds" (5.747 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and a new "Code Black" (6.780 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up the debut of "Madoff, Part 1" (7.029 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and a new "American Crime" (3.806 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (2.487 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and "Supernatural" (1.881 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on The CW (2.184 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - Chicago PD (vs. 1/20/16)
+7.14% - Hell's Kitchen
+5.88% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 1/20/16)
0.00% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - Supernatural
-6.25% - 2 Broke Girls
-7.69% - Code Black
-8.00% - American Idol
-8.33% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. 1/20/16)
-11.11% - American Crime
-18.18% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+33.33% - Mike & Molly (vs. The Mentalist)
+25.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Mentalist)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+10.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
+6.25% - Chicago PD
-7.69% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-23.33% - American Idol
-25.00% - Arrow
-38.46% - American Crime (vs. Nashville)
-54.37% - Madoff, Part 1 (vs. Various)
-67.39% - 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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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