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[09/26/19 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Return on Top 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/25/19):

FOX (7.898 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) surged to the top spot on Wednesday with the two-hour season premiere of "The Masked Singer" (7.898 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

Second place then went to CBS (5.260 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with the debut of "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) followed by the season finale of "Big Brother 21" (4.230 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was NBC (7.052 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the season openers to "Chicago Med" (7.413 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (7.223 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.520 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.974 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its season premieres of "The Goldbergs" (4.484 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Schooled" (3.441 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9), "Modern Family" (4.041 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Single Parents" (2.811 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Stumptown" (4.534 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.764 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and the season finale of "Hypnotize Me" (0.449 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.607 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Hypnotize Me

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+47.06% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire/Star)
0.00% - Hypnotize Me (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-25.00% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-28.57% - The Goldbergs
-29.41% - Big Brother 21
-33.33% - Schooled (vs. American Housewife)
-36.36% - Stumptown (vs. A Million Little Things)
-37.50% - Modern Family
-46.15% - Single Parents

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.2/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 0.9/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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