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[05/30/19 - 08:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Hold Off Competition
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 (5/29/19):

NBC (4.428 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held off the competition on Wednesday thanks to the return of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.799 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and the laucnh of "The InBetween" (3.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

FOX (2.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with the season premiere of "MasterChef" (3.104 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) plus a repeat "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.322 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.935 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a new "The Amazing Race 31" (4.766 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) followed by the return of "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget" (3.728 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and a second "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget" (3.310 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.465 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) served up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.387 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Schooled" (2.737 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Modern Family" (2.588 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "American Housewife" (2.243 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), another "Modern Family" (2.044 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and another "The Goldbergs" (1.795 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.612 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments of "My Last Days" (0.668 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.555 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - My Last Days
-11.11% - The Amazing Race 31
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
0.00% - My Last Days (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
0.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
-11.11% - MasterChef
-16.67% - American Ninja Warrior
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-42.86% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget - 9:00 (vs. Code Black)
-42.86% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget - 10:00 (vs. Code Black)

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," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 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," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 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," 0.1/1 with an encore.

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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