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[01/09/20 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Jeopardy!" Sparks Another ABC Victory
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/8/20):

ABC (7.483 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) got another boost on Wednesday thanks to night two of "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" (14.824 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) followed by the return of "Modern Family" (6.399 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Single Parents" (3.400 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "Stumptown" (2.727 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

NBC (7.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) took home the silver with its mainstays "Chicago Med" (7.409 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Chicago Fire" (7.910 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (7.028 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.517 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with the season premieres of "Undercover Boss" (4.233 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Criminal Minds" (4.843 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) alongside a second "Criminal Minds" (4.475 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.217 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up fresh installments of "Flirty Dancing" (1.420 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Almost Family" (1.014 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.417 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Riverdale" (0.414 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "Nancy Drew" (0.420 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Modern Family (vs. 12/11/19)
+50.00% - Single Parents (vs. 12/11/19)
0.00% - Stumptown (vs. 12/11/19)
0.00% - Almost Family
-8.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. 11/20/19)
-8.33% - Chicago Med (vs. 11/20/19)
-9.09% - Chicago PD (vs. 11/20/19)
-25.00% - Flirty Dancing

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.92% - Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time (vs. The Goldbergs/Schooled)
+15.38% - Modern Family
+12.50% - Single Parents
0.00% - Chicago PD
-12.50% - Criminal Minds - 9:00 (vs. SEAL Team)
-12.50% - Criminal Minds - 10:00
-15.38% - Chicago Fire
-15.38% - Chicago Med
-16.67% - Stumptown (vs. Match Game)
-26.32% - Undercover Boss (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-72.73% - Flirty Dancing (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-86.96% - 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 (1/9/19):

FOX (5.285 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to week two of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.513 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "The Masked Singer" (7.056 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

NBC (7.873 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "Chicago Med" (8.639 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (8.077 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (6.905 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its new lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.133 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Schooled" (4.771 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Modern Family" (4.836 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Single Parents" (3.104 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Match Game" (2.559 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) opted for repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.445 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Young Sheldon" (5.591 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) followed by originals from "SEAL Team" (5.535 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "All American" (0.533 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and another "All American" (0.431 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) on The CW (0.482 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - The Goldbergs (vs. 12/12/18)
+14.29% - Criminal Minds
+8.33% - Chicago Med (vs. 12/5/18)
+8.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. 12/5/18)
-7.14% - Modern Family (vs. 12/12/18)
-8.33% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
-9.09% - Chicago PD (vs. 12/5/18)
-11.11% - SEAL Team
-11.11% - Single Parents (vs. 12/12/18)
-20.69% - The Masked Singer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1)
+30.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+18.18% - Schooled (vs. Speechless)
+10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The X-Files)
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-11.11% - SEAL Team
-13.33% - The Goldbergs
-18.75% - Modern Family
-20.00% - Criminal Minds
-23.08% - Chicago PD
-25.00% - Match Game
-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," 2.7/7; 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," 0.4/3; "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 1.1/4 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," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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