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[04/12/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Rises in FOX's Latest Demo Victory
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 (4/11/18):

FOX (5.043 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Empire" (5.795 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Star" (4.290 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

The silver then went to CBS (6.452 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with originals from "Survivor: Ghost Island" (7.915 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "SEAL Team" (6.294 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.147 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was NBC (5.448 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and fresh installments from "The Blacklist" (5.103 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.399 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (5.843 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.062 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) served up its mix of "The Goldbergs" (5.203 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Alex, Inc." (3.561 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Modern Family" (4.922 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "American Housewife" (3.964 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Designated Survivor" (3.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, the special "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" (1.309 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (1.060 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (1.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Empire
0.00% - Star
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 3/28/18)
0.00% - Alex, Inc.
-6.25% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-6.67% - Modern Family
-7.69% - The Goldbergs
-8.33% - American Housewife
-10.00% - Criminal Minds
-11.11% - The Blacklist
-14.29% - Designated Survivor
-15.38% - Chicago PD (vs. 3/21/18)
-21.43% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 3/21/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Empire (vs. Shots Fired)
+50.00% - Harry Potter: A History of Magic (vs. Arrow/Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
+40.00% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+37.50% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+37.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+12.50% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
+11.11% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
+10.00% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish (Repeat))
0.00% - Alex, Inc. (vs. Speechless (Repeat))
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
-11.76% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-43.48% - Star (vs. Empire)
-45.45% - Designated Survivor

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "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 1.0/3 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/12/17):

FOX (5.099 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top adults 18-49 draw on Wednesday with new episodes from "Shots Fired" (3.603 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Empire" (6.596 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

CBS (6.352 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "Survivor: Game Changers" (8.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (5.849 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and a second "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.994 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Next up was ABC (4.345 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and repeats of "The Goldbergs" (4.138 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Speechless" (3.620 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Modern Family" (4.012 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Black-ish" (3.639 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) followed by a new "Designated Survivor" (5.330 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.084 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.152 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.148 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Chicago PD" (3.952 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.814 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) likewise went with second runs of "Arrow" (0.890 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.694 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.785 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.55% - Empire
0.00% - Survivor: Game Changers
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Shots Fired
0.00% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
-10.53% - Survivor: Game Changers
-25.00% - Shots Fired (vs. Rosewood)
-39.47% - Empire
-46.67% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - 10:00
-47.06% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - 9:00 (vs. Criminal Minds)

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 telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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