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[02/21/19 - 08:42 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Continues Its Reign for FOX
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 (2/20/19):

FOX (5.896 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) continued its demo reign on Wednesday thanks to fresh installments from "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.568 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "The Masked Singer" (8.224 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1).

NBC (9.067 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its trio of "Chicago Med" (9.076 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (9.038 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (9.087 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Next up was CBS (5.085 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and the premiere of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.756 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) followed by "The World's Best" (4.023 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and a second "The World's Best" (3.475 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.987 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Schooled" (3.813 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Modern Family" (4.416 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Single Parents" (2.723 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Match Game" (2.031 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.606 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Riverdale" (0.730 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "All American" (0.483 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Chicago PD
+16.67% - Single Parents
+12.50% - Schooled
+10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
+8.33% - The Masked Singer
+8.33% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Match Game
-8.33% - Modern Family (vs. 1/30/19)
-22.22% - The World's Best

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+271.43% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
+120.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
+83.33% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+50.00% - Schooled (vs. Speechless (Repeat))
+40.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
+37.50% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+25.00% - Match Game
+14.29% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-22.22% - The World's Best - 9:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-25.00% - The World's Best - 10:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-57.58% - Chicago PD (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-60.61% - Chicago Fire (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-60.61% - Chicago Med (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

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," 2.0/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/21/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (13.984 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) took home gold on Wednesday with its primetime coverage of the "2018 Winter Olympics" (13.984 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

CBS (4.698 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "Celebrity Big Brother" (5.548 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "The Amazing Race 30" (4.482 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and the season finale of "The Amazing Race 30" (4.066 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was FOX (2.939 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "The Resident" (2.571 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "9-1-1" (3.307 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.433 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up second runs of "The Goldbergs" (3.256 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Speechless" (2.399 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.428 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "American Housewife" (2.141 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) plus the winter finale of "Match Game" (2.188 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, repeats of "Riverdale" (0.619 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.815 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.716 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Celebrity Big Brother
0.00% - The Amazing Race 30 - 9:00
0.00% - The Amazing Race 30 - 10:00
-17.50% - 2018 Winter Olympics
-20.00% - Match Game

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Amazing Race 30 (vs. Doubt)
+16.67% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. Hunted)
-30.77% - The Amazing Race 30 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-31.25% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/18/14)
-55.56% - Match Game

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Late-night metered market ratings will return following NBC's Olympics coverage.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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