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[12/06/18 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with Fall Finales
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 (12/5/18):

FOX (4.470 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to the fall finales from "Empire" (5.034 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "Star" (3.906 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

NBC (7.619 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with its own fall closers to "Chicago Med" (8.129 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (7.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.818 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Next up was CBS (5.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.490 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1), "SEAL Team" (5.318 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Criminal Minds" (4.487 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.920 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (4.892 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "American Housewife" (3.996 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Modern Family" (4.852 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Single Parents" (3.366 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "A Million Little Things" (3.207 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.888 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise closed out the night with fresh installments from "Riverdale" (1.110 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "All American" (0.666 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 11/14/18)
+9.09% - Star
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 11/14/18)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
-6.25% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-7.69% - Chicago Fire (vs. 11/14/18)
-10.00% - American Housewife
-11.11% - SEAL Team (vs. 11/21/18)
-11.11% - Single Parents
-12.50% - A Million Little Things
-20.00% - Riverdale
-22.22% - Criminal Minds (vs. 11/21/18)
-33.33% - All American

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Chicago Med (vs. A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special)
0.00% - Star
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
0.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
-7.69% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-16.67% - Empire
-16.67% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-18.18% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-20.00% - Riverdale
-20.00% - The Goldbergs
-22.22% - Criminal Minds
-23.53% - Modern Family
-27.27% - SEAL Team
-33.33% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)

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," 2.5/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/4.

· 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," 1.2/4 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 0.1/2 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 (12/6/17):

FOX (4.851 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) edged out the competition on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Empire" (5.695 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and "Star" (4.007 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

NBC (5.836 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) then was the number two draw with its mix of "A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special" (4.849 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.189 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "Chicago PD" (6.472 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Next up was CBS (7.012 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and its trio of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "SEAL Team" (6.824 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.279 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.633 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) served up originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.401 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Speechless" (4.245 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.783 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "American Housewife" (4.557 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "Designated Survivor" (3.907 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.457 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "Dynasty" (0.691 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) over on The CW (1.074 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - American Housewife
+12.50% - Empire
+7.14% - The Goldbergs
+6.25% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - Star
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 11/22/17)
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Dynasty
-7.69% - Chicago PD
-10.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 11/22/17)
-13.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+28.57% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
+5.88% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-15.38% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-15.38% - Speechless
-18.18% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-28.57% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-36.36% - Designated Survivor
-43.48% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Hairspray Live!)
-47.83% - Chicago PD (vs. Hairspray Live!)
-52.00% - 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," 2.1/6; "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," 0.6/4; "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 1.1/4 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," 1.3/5 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 0.8/3 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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