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[07/13/17 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "ESPY Awards" Put ABC 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/12/17):

ABC (5.303 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) staked claim to the top spot on Wednesday with its telecast of "The 2017 ESPY Awards" (5.303 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (4.904 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for the silver with a new "Big Brother 19" (6.408 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), the premiere of "Salvation" (4.833 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a repeat "Criminal Minds" (3.472 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was FOX (2.698 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "MasterChef" (3.441 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (1.956 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.595 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up new episodes of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (6.002 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "The Carmichael Show" (3.190 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) plus repeats of "The Carmichael Show" (2.472 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "This Is Us" (1.954 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, a repeat "Arrow" (0.787 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and the special "The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters of All Time" (0.628 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - MasterChef (vs. 6/28/17)
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
0.00% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. 6/28/17)
-10.00% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - Big Brother 19
-9.09% - MasterChef
-12.50% - The 2017 ESPY Awards
-12.50% - Salvation (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-25.00% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
-50.00% - The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters of All Time (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-60.87% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young (vs. America's Got Talent)
-69.57% - The Carmichael Show (vs. America's Got Talent)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.7/4; 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/13/16):

NBC (9.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (11.439 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "The Night Shift" (6.325 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

ABC (5.480 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with its presentation of "The 2016 ESPY Awards" (5.480 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Next up was CBS (4.023 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its trio of "Big Brother 18" (5.895 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Criminal Minds" (3.392 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "American Gothic" (2.784 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.052 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals from "MasterChef" (3.571 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Wayward Pines" (2.535 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.314 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with its new lineup of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.463 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.229 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.101 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 6/20/16)
+18.18% - The Night Shift
0.00% - Wayward Pines
-8.33% - MasterChef
-10.53% - Big Brother 18
-16.67% - American Gothic

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+100.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/American Ninja Warrior (Repeats))
+33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+18.18% - The Night Shift (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
0.00% - Wayward Pines (vs. Bullseye)
-10.53% - Big Brother 18
-16.67% - American Gothic (vs. Extant)
-21.43% - MasterChef
-27.27% - The 2016 ESPY Awards

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," 1.6/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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