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[01/30/20 - 08:17 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Both Viewers & Demos
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/29/20):

CBS (5.815 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the network to beat on a low key Wednesday with its mix of "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2020" (7.151 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Criminal Minds" (5.880 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "SWAT" (4.414 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Second place went to NBC (4.253 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its repeat trio of "Chicago Med" (4.670 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (4.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (3.801 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Sharing the silver was ABC (3.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its mix of "The Goldbergs" (3.980 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Schooled" (2.904 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.554 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Single Parents" (2.415 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and the special "Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and The Crown" (3.436 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.543 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its own special "Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis" (3.312 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) alongside repeats of "Last Man Standing" (2.116 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Outmatched" (1.432 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

And finally, The CW (0.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with originals from "Riverdale" (0.743 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and "Nancy Drew" (0.642 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - SWAT
+28.57% - Criminal Minds
+12.50% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Schooled
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-16.67% - Single Parents

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+63.64% - Criminal Minds (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-12.50% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-16.67% - Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2020 (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-16.67% - Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and The Crown (vs. Match Game)
-30.00% - Schooled
-30.77% - The Goldbergs
-37.50% - Single Parents
-50.00% - Riverdale
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-58.33% - Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/30/19):

FOX (6.039 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) continued its Wednesday reign with new episodes from "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (4.232 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "The Masked Singer" (7.847 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1).

ABC (3.955 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (5.666 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Schooled" (4.571 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Modern Family" (4.947 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Single Parents" (3.329 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Match Game" (2.607 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was CBS (4.314 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.797 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) alongside repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (3.611 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Young Sheldon" (3.257 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) plus a new "Criminal Minds" (4.710 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.116 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) opted for repeats of "Chicago Med" (5.524 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Chicago Fire" (5.007 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "Chicago PD" (4.819 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.029 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments from "Riverdale" (1.291 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "All American" (0.766 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Match Game
+14.29% - Single Parents
+13.04% - The Masked Singer
+9.09% - Celebrity Big Brother
+9.09% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
+8.33% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American
-9.09% - Schooled

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1)
+33.33% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The X-Files)
+33.33% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+25.00% - Schooled (vs. Speechless (Repeat))
+18.18% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
0.00% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
0.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
-14.29% - Match Game
-20.00% - Criminal Minds
-20.00% - Riverdale

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," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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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