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[11/29/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Win Tight Demo Race
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 (11/28/18):

FOX (4.357 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) held off the demo competition on a tight Wednesday with new episodes from "Empire" (5.048 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and "Star" (3.666 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

CBS (6.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with a new "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (8.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), a second "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.100 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and a repeat "Magnum P.I." (3.095 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Next up was NBC (7.034 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its holiday specials "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (8.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy" (4.351 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.080 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) was back with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.963 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "American Housewife" (4.364 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8), "Modern Family" (4.818 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Single Parents" (3.400 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9) and "A Million Little Things" (3.468 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.277 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "All American" (0.767 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.022 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Riverdale (vs. 11/14/18)
+23.08% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
+14.29% - A Million Little Things (vs. 11/7/18)
+7.14% - Empire (vs. 11/14/18)
0.00% - Star (vs. 11/14/18)
0.00% - All American (vs. 11/14/18)
-7.14% - Modern Family (vs. 11/7/18)
-7.69% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/7/18)
-9.09% - American Housewife (vs. 11/7/18)
-10.00% - Single Parents (vs. 11/7/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
+14.29% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
0.00% - Riverdale
-6.25% - Empire
-8.33% - Star
-9.09% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-10.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-11.11% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath - 8:00
-11.76% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath - 9:00
-14.29% - The Goldbergs
-18.75% - Modern Family
-18.75% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center (vs. Christmas in Rockefeller Center/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-38.46% - A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy (vs. Chicago PD)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; 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; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; 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 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 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 (11/29/17):

CBS (7.254 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) edged out a demo victory on Wednesday thanks to a new "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.594 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), a second "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.806 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "Bruno Mars: 24k Magic Live at the Apollo" (5.364 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

NBC (7.676 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second with its trio of "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (9.014 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.109 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Chicago PD" (6.908 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

FOX (4.377 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) likewise was in the hunt with new episodes from "Empire" (5.076 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4) and "Star" (3.679 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.757 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.609 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "Speechless" (4.185 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Modern Family" (6.132 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), "American Housewife" (4.531 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Designated Survivor" (4.042 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.400 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "Dynasty" (0.695 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) over on The CW (1.047 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
+8.33% - Chicago PD (vs. 11/22/17)
+7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 11/22/17)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/22/17)
0.00% - Star (vs. 11/22/17)
0.00% - Speechless (vs. 11/22/17)
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 11/22/17)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. 11/22/17)
-5.88% - Modern Family (vs. 11/22/17)
-12.50% - Designated Survivor (vs. 11/22/17)
-20.00% - Empire (vs. 11/22/17)
-23.08% - American Housewife (vs. 11/22/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers - 9:00 (vs. Criminal Minds)
+10.00% - Bruno Mars: 24k Magic Live at the Apollo (vs. Code Black)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Christmas in Rockefeller Center
-5.26% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers - 8:00
-11.76% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love)
-17.65% - The Goldbergs
-23.53% - Chicago PD (vs. Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love)
-26.67% - Speechless
-27.27% - Modern Family
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-44.44% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-46.15% - Designated Survivor
-57.14% - Star (vs. Empire)
-61.54% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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