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[05/31/18 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Split Adults 18-49 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/30/18):

NBC (4.534 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and FOX (3.611 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) shared the demo crown on Wednesday as the latter served up the season premiere of "MasterChef" (3.436 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and a second "MasterChef" (3.786 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

The Peacock then offered up the return of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.350 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and the premiere of "Reverie" (2.902 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was CBS (5.496 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with a repeat "SEAL Team" (3.978 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) followed by a new "Code Black" (6.285 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and a second "Code Black" (6.225 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.426 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) served up its all-repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.238 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "The Goldbergs" (2.742 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (2.379 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "American Housewife" (2.185 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), another "Modern Family" (2.097 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and another "American Housewife" (1.916 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.821 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night with a repeat "Supergirl" (0.808 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and a new "The Originals" (0.835 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Originals (vs. 5/16/18)
-12.50% - Code Black (vs. 5/16/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Code Black - 10:00 (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
+16.67% - Code Black - 9:00 (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+16.50% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Little Big Shots/The Carmichael Show)
0.00% - The Originals (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
0.00% - MasterChef - 9:00 (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
0.00% - Reverie (vs. This Is Us (Repeat))
-10.00% - MasterChef - 8:00

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· 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," 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," 0.3/2 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/31/17):

FOX (3.448 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with the summer premieres of "MasterChef" (3.522 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (3.375 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

NBC (4.736 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with the relocated "Little Big Shots" (7.556 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), the season premiere of "The Carmichael Show" (4.263 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), another "The Carmichael Show" (3.483 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and a repeat "This Is Us" (2.780 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.722 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.948 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13), "Criminal Minds" (5.003 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Code Black" (4.215 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.326 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) likewise opted for repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.033 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Speechless" (2.489 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (2.892 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Black-ish" (2.640 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Still Star-Crossed" (1.450 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (1.008 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.022 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.015 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-7.69% - Little Big Shots (vs. 5/14/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
-9.09% - MasterChef
-29.41% - Little Big Shots (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-47.06% - The Carmichael Show - 9:00 (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-52.94% - The Carmichael Show - 9:30 (vs. American Ninja Warrior)

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," 1.8/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6 with an encore; 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," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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