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[02/20/20 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers; FOX Holds Onto Demo Crown
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 (2/19/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

FOX (5.056 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday with fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (7.017 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "LEGO Masters" (3.096 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

A close second went to NBC (8.442 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with a repeat "Chicago Med" (5.311 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) followed by the "Democratic Candidates Debate" (10.007 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.985 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.163 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), the penultimate "Criminal Minds" (5.447 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and the final "Criminal Minds" (5.346 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.807 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.970 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Schooled" (2.927 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Modern Family" (3.260 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Single Parents" (2.229 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Stumptown" (2.228 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.760 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "Howie Mandel's 5th Annual All-Star Comedy Gala" (0.826 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and a repeat of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.563 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Criminal Minds - 9:00 (vs. 2/5/20)
+33.33% - Criminal Minds - 10:00
+7.69% - Survivor: Winners at War
+5.56% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Single Parents
0.00% - Stumptown
-14.29% - Schooled
-16.67% - LEGO Masters
-22.22% - Modern Family

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+72.73% - The Masked Singer (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
+33.33% - Criminal Minds - 10:00 (vs. The World's Best)
+17.65% - Howie Mandel's 5th Annual All-Star Comedy Gala (vs. Riverdale/All American (Repeats))
+14.29% - Criminal Minds - 9:00 (vs. The World's Best)
-12.50% - Survivor: Winners at War
-14.29% - Single Parents
-20.00% - Stumptown (vs. Match Game)
-27.27% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - Schooled
-36.36% - Modern Family
-61.54% - LEGO Masters (vs. The Masked Singer)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/20/19):

FOX (5.896 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) continued its demo reign on Wednesday thanks to fresh installments from "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.568 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "The Masked Singer" (8.224 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1).

NBC (9.067 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its trio of "Chicago Med" (9.076 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (9.038 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (9.087 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Next up was CBS (5.085 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and the premiere of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.756 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) followed by "The World's Best" (4.023 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and a second "The World's Best" (3.475 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.987 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Schooled" (3.813 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Modern Family" (4.416 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Single Parents" (2.723 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Match Game" (2.031 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.606 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Riverdale" (0.730 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "All American" (0.483 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Chicago PD
+16.67% - Single Parents
+12.50% - Schooled
+10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
+8.33% - The Masked Singer
+8.33% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Match Game
-8.33% - Modern Family (vs. 1/30/19)
-22.22% - The World's Best

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+271.43% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
+120.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
+83.33% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+50.00% - Schooled (vs. Speechless (Repeat))
+40.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
+37.50% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+25.00% - Match Game
+14.29% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-22.22% - The World's Best - 9:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-25.00% - The World's Best - 10:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-57.58% - Chicago PD (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-60.61% - Chicago Fire (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-60.61% - Chicago Med (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

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," 2.0/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/5 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," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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