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[04/06/17 - 08:22 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Onto Demo Crown
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/5/17):

FOX (4.977 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with new episodes from "Shots Fired" (3.645 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Empire" (6.309 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (5.247 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (5.603 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Speechless" (4.750 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Modern Family" (6.163 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Black-ish" (4.569 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (5.199 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Next up was CBS (6.653 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "Survivor: Game Changers" (8.289 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Criminal Minds" (6.965 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.706 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Blindspot" (4.306 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.928 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Chicago PD" (6.386 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

And finally, The CW (0.962 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night with repeats of "Arrow" (1.035 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.887 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.891 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Survivor: Game Changers
0.00% - Speechless (vs. 3/15/17)
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Blindspot
-8.33% - Empire
-10.00% - Modern Family
-10.00% - Shots Fired
-11.11% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-11.76% - The Goldbergs
-13.33% - Black-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+37.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+28.57% - Blindspot (vs. Heartbeat)
+10.00% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
-10.53% - Survivor: Game Changers
-11.76% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-18.18% - Modern Family
-18.75% - Black-ish
-27.78% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-33.33% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-47.62% - Empire
-59.09% - Shots Fired (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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "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 1.1/4 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.2/3 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 (4/6/16):

FOX (10.454 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to the penultimate "American Idol" (9.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2) and a new "Empire" (11.329 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1).

ABC (5.711 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then achieved the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (6.905 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "The Goldbergs" (6.138 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Modern Family" (7.413 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2), "Black-ish" (5.510 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Nashville" (4.151 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Next up was CBS (7.761 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with originals from "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (9.016 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (7.327 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and another "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (6.940 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.916 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a new "Heartbeat" (3.983 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) alongside repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.850 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Chicago PD" (3.916 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.242 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Supernatural" (1.763 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) on The CW (2.003 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Supernatural
+11.11% - Nashville
0.00% - The Middle (vs. 3/23/16)
-5.26% - The Goldbergs (vs. 3/23/16)
-8.33% - Modern Family (vs. 3/23/16)
-9.52% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-10.64% - Empire
-11.11% - Arrow
-14.29% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
-15.79% - Black-ish (vs. 3/23/16)
-22.22% - Heartbeat

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
+166.67% - Arrow (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+133.33% - Supernatural (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+57.14% - American Idol
+29.41% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-5.26% - The Goldbergs
-5.56% - The Middle
-9.09% - Nashville
-14.29% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - 10:00 (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-15.79% - Black-ish
-17.39% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-40.00% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - 9:00 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-66.67% - Heartbeat (vs. The Voice)

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," 1.9/5; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.3/2 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" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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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