or


[03/05/20 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Holds Onto Top Demo Spot
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 (3/4/20):

FOX (4.876 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with fresh installments from "The Masked Singer" (6.739 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "LEGO Masters" (3.013 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

The silver draw was NBC (7.862 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.276 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (8.236 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Chicago PD" (7.075 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.036 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and originals from "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.074 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "SEAL Team" (4.547 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "SWAT" (3.486 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.575 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for the special "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" (4.165 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) followed by a new "Stumptown" (2.395 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.681 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Nancy Drew" (0.617 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.649 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - LEGO Masters
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Stumptown
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-16.67% - Chicago PD
-28.57% - SWAT (vs. 1/29/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
+83.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+66.67% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
+66.67% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+25.00% - LEGO Masters (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. The World's Best)
0.00% - SWAT (vs. The World's Best)
-6.67% - Survivor: Winners at War
-33.33% - Riverdale
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-50.00% - Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda (vs. American Idol)
-55.56% - Stumptown (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/6/19):

ABC (6.971 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) claimed the top spot on Wednesday thanks to a special two-hour "American Idol" (7.798 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and week two of "Whiskey Cavalier" (5.317 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

CBS (4.385 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.263 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "The World's Best" (3.020 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and a second "The World's Best" (2.871 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

Next up was FOX (2.689 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the penultimate "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.664 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and the season finale of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.714 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.384 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (4.435 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (3.955 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.774 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.964 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "All American" (0.584 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Whiskey Cavalier
+25.00% - The World's Best - 10:00
+20.00% - The World's Best - 9:00
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American
-27.27% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. 2/20/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
+9.38% - American Idol (vs. Various)
-11.11% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 8:00 (vs. The X-Files)
-11.76% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-25.00% - Riverdale
-33.33% - All American (vs. Life Sentence)
-33.33% - The World's Best - 9:00 (vs. SEAL Team)
-44.44% - The World's Best - 10:00 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-50.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 9:00 (vs. 9-1-1)

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," 1.6/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3; 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [march 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[03/28/20 - 08:26 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Shark Tank" Lead Demo Race
The Alphabet tops the adults 18-49 charts while CBS is the most-watched network.

[03/27/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Top Charts in Viewers, Demos
"Station 19" and "Grey's Anatomy" pave the way to another Alphabet victory in both categories.

[03/26/20 - 08:18 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "The Masked Singer"
The network's reality competition leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/25/20 - 08:14 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The network takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS remains the most-watched broadcaster.

[03/24/20 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Off ABC, "American Idol"
The Peacock network edges competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/23/20 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Rises in Latest ABC Victory
The Alphabet takes home top honors among adults 18-49 while CBS remains the most-watched network.

[03/22/20 - 09:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Dateline" Top Charts
The Peacock leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/21/20 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Snaps FOX's Demo Win Streak
The Alphabet's "Shark Tank" is the night's top program in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/20/20 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Growth Sparks ABC to Victory in Demos
"Station 19," "Grey's Anatomy" and "A Million Little Things" are among the latest to see big week-to-week gains.

[03/19/20 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Masked Singer" Continues FOX's Demo Win Streak
Plus: "The Goldbergs," "Schooled" and "Chicago Med" all post 30% gains among adults 18-49.

[03/18/20 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides Another Night of Gains to Victory
"Ellen's Game of Games" and "This Is Us" both post huge growth among adults 18-49 from last week.

[03/17/20 - 02:20 PM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice" Surge
The Peacock's mainstay is up 38% among adults 18-49 from last week; as are many series last night.

[03/16/20 - 11:53 AM]
10.827 Million Tune Into Last Night's CNN-Univision Debate on Television
CNN spins the numbers for Sunday, March 15.

[03/16/20 - 08:13 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Continues Demo Reign for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS remains the most-watched network overall.

[03/16/20 - 06:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "48 Hours" Tops Viewers, Demos on Low Key Night
CBS wins the evening among total viewers while ABC and NBC share the adults 18-49 crown.