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[09/27/18 - 09:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Share 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/26/18):

CBS (6.694 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and FOX (5.403 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) shared the demo crown on Wednesday as the former served up the season premieres of "Empire" (6.079 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Star" (4.726 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

The Eye then offered up the extended premiere of "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.750 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and finale to "Big Brother 20" (5.637 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

Next up was NBC (7.591 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the season openers to "Chicago Med" (7.678 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Chicago Fire" (7.959 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (7.135 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.998 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) bowed its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.130 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "American Housewife" (4.427 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Modern Family" (5.398 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Single Parents" (4.910 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "A Million Little Things" (5.063 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, the penultimate "Burden of Truth" (0.583 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.502 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.543 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - Burden of Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+24.09% - Big Brother 20 (vs. SEAL Team/Criminal Minds)
+9.09% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
-1.84% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath (vs. Survivor/SEAL Team)
-7.69% - Chicago PD
-14.29% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-16.67% - Star
-18.75% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-20.83% - Empire
-22.22% - The Goldbergs
-23.81% - Modern Family
-66.67% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (Repeat))

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/27/17):

FOX (6.212 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to the season premieres of "Empire" (6.940 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Star" (5.484 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3).

CBS (8.273 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with the respective bows of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.087 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "SEAL Team" (9.698 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "Criminal Minds" (7.035 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

Next up was ABC (5.756 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) with the season openers to "The Goldbergs" (6.068 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Speechless" (5.013 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "Modern Family" (6.897 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "American Housewife" (5.625 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6) and "Designated Survivor" (5.467 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.970 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up the season premiers of "The Blacklist" (6.202 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.669 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (6.040 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.270 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Supernatural" (1.150 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (1.210 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
N/A

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+26.32% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
+8.33% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-5.26% - The Goldbergs
-6.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-8.33% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-8.70% - Modern Family
-13.33% - Chicago PD
-16.67% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-19.05% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-22.22% - Speechless
-38.89% - Designated Survivor
-50.00% - Star (vs. Empire)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· 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," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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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