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[02/06/20 - 08:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "The Masked Singer" Top Demo Race
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/5/20):

FOX (6.118 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) pulled back in front on Wednesday with a new "The Masked Singer" (7.400 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and the debut of "LEGO Masters" (4.837 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

NBC (7.976 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) was the silver draw with its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (8.177 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (7.149 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Next up was ABC (4.149 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and a special "The Bachelor" (5.084 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) followed by a new "Stumptown" (2.280 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.994 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up "Survivor at 40: Greatest Moments and Players" (3.876 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), a new "Criminal Minds" (4.328 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and a second "Criminal Minds" (3.780 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, originals from "Riverdale" (0.676 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Nancy Drew" (0.632 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.654 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 1/22/20)
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 1/22/20)
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/22/20)
0.00% - Stumptown (vs. 1/22/20)
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-28.57% - Criminal Minds - 10:00 (vs. 1/8/20)
-33.33% - Criminal Minds - 9:00
-79.80% - The Masked Singer (vs. 2/2/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Bachelor (vs. Various (Repeats))
+81.82% - The Masked Singer (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
0.00% - Stumptown (vs. Match Game (Repeat))
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-15.38% - Chicago Fire
-21.43% - Chicago Med
-27.27% - LEGO Masters (vs. The Masked Singer)
-33.33% - Riverdale
-33.33% - Criminal Minds - 9:00 (vs. The World's Best)
-37.50% - Criminal Minds - 10:00
-45.45% - Survivor at 40: Greatest Moments and Players (vs. The World's Best)
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/6/19):

FOX (5.432 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) continued its demo reign on Wednesday with new episodes from "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.805 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "The Masked Singer" (7.060 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

NBC (8.495 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "Chicago Med" (9.326 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Chicago Fire" (8.783 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "Chicago PD" (7.377 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.280 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its mix of "The World's Best" (6.039 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), a second "The World's Best" (5.072 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and the season finale of "Criminal Minds" (4.730 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.469 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for an all-repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.600 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Schooled" (2.758 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Modern Family" (2.620 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Single Parents" (1.793 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Match Game" (2.020 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.994 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "All American" (0.591 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.793 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) finished out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Chicago PD (vs. 1/23/19)
+8.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/23/19)
+7.69% - Chicago Med (vs. 1/23/19)
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - All American
-8.33% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
-15.38% - The Masked Singer
-25.00% - Riverdale
-87.21% - The World's Best (vs. 2/3/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+29.41% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1)
+22.22% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The X-Files)
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
-20.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-25.00% - Riverdale
-25.00% - The World's Best - 9:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-38.89% - The World's Best - 8:00 (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)

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," 2.7/8; 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," 0.5/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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," 1.2/5. 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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