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[02/09/17 - 09:05 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos; CBS Leads Total Viewers
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 (2/8/17):

ABC (5.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with new episodes from "The Goldbergs" (6.105 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Speechless" (5.452 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Modern Family" (7.241 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "Black-ish" (5.389 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Match Game" (3.572 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

NBC (5.908 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "Blindspot" (4.597 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.836 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.293 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Next up was FOX (5.225 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (6.238 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Star" (4.212 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.008 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Hunted" (5.335 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (6.704 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "Code Black" (5.987 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (1.614 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "The 100" (1.034 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.323 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 1/18/17)
+13.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. 1/18/17)
+6.67% - Black-ish (vs. 1/18/17)
0.00% - Speechless (vs. 1/18/17)
0.00% - Star
0.00% - Match Game (vs. 1/18/17)
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. 1/18/17)
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100
-4.35% - Modern Family (vs. 1/11/17)
-7.14% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 1/25/17)
-7.69% - Criminal Minds
-7.69% - Hunted
-13.33% - Chicago PD (vs. 1/18/17)
-18.18% - Code Black

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Match Game (vs. American Crime)
0.00% - Star (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-5.56% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-15.38% - Modern Family
-15.79% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-15.79% - Black-ish
-20.00% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-25.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-25.00% - Hunted (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly)
-30.77% - Code Black
-33.33% - Arrow
-33.33% - Criminal Minds
-35.00% - Chicago PD
-38.10% - Lethal Weapon (vs. American Idol)
-50.00% - The 100 (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," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/10/16):

NBC (7.670 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.692 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (8.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3).

FOX (6.776 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with originals from "American Idol" (9.099 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (4.453 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Next up was ABC (5.559 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) with its mix of "The Middle" (6.793 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7), "The Goldbergs" (6.152 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Modern Family" (7.714 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Black-ish" (6.035 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and "American Crime" (3.330 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.508 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up its Thursday-bound "2 Broke Girls" (6.410 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), its hiatus-bound "Mike & Molly" (6.636 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) and new episodes from "Criminal Minds" (8.893 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7) and "Code Black" (7.108 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.446 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) and "Supernatural" (1.855 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) on The CW (2.150 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.65% - Chicago PD
+14.29% - Supernatural
+12.50% - American Crime
+11.76% - Black-ish (vs. 1/20/16)
+9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
+8.33% - Code Black
+6.67% - 2 Broke Girls
+5.56% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 1/13/16)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 1/20/16)
0.00% - The Middle (vs. 1/20/16)
0.00% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - Arrow
-8.70% - American Idol
-10.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 1/27/16)
-13.33% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Chicago PD
+35.71% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+33.33% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
+6.67% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Mentalist)
+6.67% - Mike & Molly (vs. The Mentalist)
-7.14% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-10.00% - Arrow
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-13.04% - The Goldbergs
-13.64% - Black-ish
-14.29% - The Middle
-21.21% - Modern Family
-22.22% - American Idol
-35.71% - American Crime (vs. Nashville)
-72.34% - 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," 3.0/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.3/2 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" (1.2/4). 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 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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