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[02/16/17 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges Competition in 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 (2/15/17):

ABC (5.195 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) won the tight demo race on Wednesday with new episodes from "The Goldbergs" (6.462 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Speechless" (5.559 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Modern Family" (6.850 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "Black-ish" (5.325 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Match Game" (3.488 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

FOX (5.225 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (6.308 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) and "Star" (4.142 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Next up was NBC (5.675 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its trio of "Blindspot" (4.313 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.171 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.542 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Hunted" (5.371 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (7.324 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and the premiere of "Doubt" (5.291 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, fresh installments from "Arrow" (1.673 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "The 100" (1.066 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.369 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Criminal Minds
+7.69% - Lethal Weapon
+5.88% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Hunted
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100
-6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-6.25% - Speechless
-6.25% - Black-ish
-7.69% - Star
-9.09% - Modern Family
-10.00% - Match Game

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Match Game (vs. American Crime)
-5.26% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-7.69% - Star (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-10.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-16.13% - Criminal Minds (vs. Various)
-16.67% - Modern Family
-16.67% - Black-ish
-18.75% - Chicago PD
-21.05% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-30.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. American Idol)
-33.33% - Doubt (vs. Code Black)
-33.33% - Arrow
-36.84% - Hunted (vs. Survivor: Kaoh Rong)
-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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/17/16):

CBS (7.184 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday thanks to the 90-minute launch of "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (8.353 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3) followed by a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (5.246 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and a new "Code Black" (6.399 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

FOX (6.111 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with originals from "American Idol" (8.180 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (4.042 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

ABC (5.513 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) likewise split the adults 18-49 crown with its lineup of "The Middle" (7.216 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3), "The Goldbergs" (6.297 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3), "Modern Family" (7.396 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Black-ish" (5.777 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and "American Crime" (3.196 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (7.144 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.291 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.678 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (7.462 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.455 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "Supernatural" (2.003 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) on The CW (2.229 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - The Middle
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Supernatural
-4.76% - American Idol
-5.00% - The Goldbergs
-5.26% - Black-ish
-7.69% - Modern Family
-7.69% - Code Black
-11.11% - American Crime
-15.79% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.67% - The Mysteries of Laura
-20.00% - Chicago PD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong (vs. The Mentalist)
+33.33% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-5.88% - Chicago PD
-7.69% - Code Black (vs. Stalker)
-9.09% - The Mysteries of Laura
-13.64% - The Middle
-13.64% - The Goldbergs
-18.18% - Arrow
-18.18% - Black-ish
-20.00% - Modern Family
-25.93% - American Idol
-38.46% - American Crime (vs. Nashville)
-74.51% - 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," 3.1/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; 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," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.4/2 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" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· 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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