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[01/02/20 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Opens 2020 on Top
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 (1/1/20):

NBC (4.083 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) opened 2020 on top with its crossover encores of "Chicago Fire" (3.702 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Chicago Med" (4.120 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (4.429 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

ABC (1.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.966 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1), "Schooled" (2.158 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "Modern Family" (1.991 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Single Parents" (1.578 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Stumptown" (1.308 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Next up was CBS (1.953 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its marathon of "Evil" (2.180 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), another "Evil" (1.937 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and yet another "Evil" (1.741 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.436 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up originals from "Flirty Dancing" (1.805 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Almost Family" (1.067 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, second runs of "Riverdale" (0.495 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.495 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (0.495 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-50.00% - Almost Family (vs. 12/11/19)
-55.56% - Flirty Dancing (vs. 12/29/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-66.67% - Flirty Dancing (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-89.66% - Almost Family (vs. The Masked Singer)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/2/19):

FOX (6.675 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) got a big boost on Wednesday thanks to the return of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (4.139 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and the launch of "The Masked Singer" (9.212 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

CBS (5.890 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.905 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Young Sheldon" (6.247 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) followed by new episodes of "SEAL Team" (6.215 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Criminal Minds" (4.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7).

Next up was NBC (3.873 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "Chicago Med" (4.216 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Chicago Fire" (3.749 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (3.654 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.489 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) likewise opted for second runs of "The Goldbergs" (3.569 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "American Housewife" (2.594 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Modern Family" (2.577 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Single Parents" (1.890 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "Match Game" (2.151 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "All American" (0.624 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and another "All American" (0.404 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) rounded out the night on The CW (0.514 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-10.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 12/12/18)
-12.50% - Criminal Minds (vs. 12/12/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.11% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1)
0.00% - SEAL Team
-14.29% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The X-Files)
-22.22% - Criminal Minds

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," 1.9/5 with an encore; 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," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 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 1.0/3 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," 0.9/3 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," 0.1/1 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 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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