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[09/14/17 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with FOX
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 (9/13/17):

NBC (6.152 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (11.307 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "Marlon" (5.193 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), the season finale of "Marlon" (3.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and a special "Midnight, Texas" (2.709 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Sharing the demo crown however was FOX (4.028 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) with the penultimate week of "MasterChef" (4.028 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was CBS (4.372 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "Big Brother 19" (6.307 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Salvation" (3.558 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) plus a repeat "Criminal Minds" (3.253 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.904 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.993 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Speechless" (2.282 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Modern Family" (3.020 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) and "American Housewife" (2.694 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) as well as the special "20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance & Bravery" (3.220 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.823 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Supernatural" (0.760 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.791 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - MasterChef
0.00% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Marlon - 9:30
0.00% - Salvation
-4.76% - America's Got Talent
-7.69% - Marlon - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Big Brother 19
-7.14% - MasterChef
-14.29% - 20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance & Bravery (vs. Modern Family/Fresh Off the Boat (Repeats))
-25.93% - America's Got Talent
-28.57% - Salvation (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-55.56% - Marlon - 9:00 (vs. America's Got Talent)
-56.25% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Blindspot)
-62.96% - Marlon - 9:30 (vs. America's Got Talent)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/14/16):

NBC (11.853 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) continued its reign on Wednesday with the season finale of "America's Got Talent" (14.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by the season two bow of "Blindspot" (7.284 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

FOX (4.257 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then snagged the silver with its season finale of "MasterChef" (4.257 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.390 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "Big Brother 18" (5.973 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) alongside repeats of "Criminal Minds" (3.326 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Code Black" (3.871 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.710 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.141 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), another "The Goldbergs" (2.885 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Modern Family" (2.860 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Black-ish" (2.533 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), another "Modern Family" (2.641 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.203 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.400 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.081 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.861 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (1.185 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.11% - America's Got Talent
+7.69% - MasterChef
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-5.56% - Big Brother 18
-25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+63.64% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent Recap/America's Got Talent)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. A Wicked Offer)
-5.56% - Big Brother 18
-6.67% - MasterChef
-20.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-23.81% - Blindspot (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," 2.4/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/3 in 18-49) tied "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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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