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[03/26/20 - 08:18 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "The Masked Singer"
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 (3/25/20):

FOX (5.784 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) once again scored the demo crown with fresh installments from "The Masked Singer" (7.821 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "LEGO Masters" (3.748 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

NBC (8.813 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) remained the silver draw with its trio of "Chicago Med" (9.512 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Chicago Fire" (9.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Chicago PD" (7.822 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.723 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "Survivor: Winners at War" (8.134 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.233 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8) and "SWAT" (3.804 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.157 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its mix of "The Goldbergs" (4.724 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Schooled" (3.263 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.701 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "American Housewife" (2.820 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and the season finale of "Stumptown" (2.715 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.828 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) again opted for repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.903 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.741 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.764 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) to close out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Chicago Med
+6.67% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - LEGO Masters
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Stumptown
-4.55% - The Masked Singer
-12.50% - SEAL Team
-16.67% - SWAT
-18.18% - The Goldbergs
-25.00% - Schooled

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+90.91% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+50.00% - American Housewife (vs. Single Parents (Repeat))
+33.33% - LEGO Masters (vs. Star)
+28.57% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+16.67% - Chicago Med
+9.09% - Chicago PD
+8.33% - Chicago Fire
+6.67% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - Stumptown (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
0.00% - Schooled (vs. Schooled (Repeat))
-16.67% - SWAT (vs. SEAL Team)
-30.00% - SEAL Team (vs. Million Dollar Mile)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/27/19):

NBC (7.743 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) held off the competition on Wednesday with its lineup of "Chicago Med" (7.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (8.183 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (7.061 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

CBS (5.183 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was a close second with its mix of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.599 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), the premiere of "Million Dollar Mile" (4.074 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "SEAL Team" (3.876 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.568 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with fresh installments from "Empire" (3.968 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Star" (3.167 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.770 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.447 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Schooled" (2.612 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Modern Family" (2.596 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Single Parents" (2.069 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) plus a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.949 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, a new "Riverdale" (0.853 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and the return of "Jane the Virgin" (0.795 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (0.824 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 2/27/19)
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 2/27/19)
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 2/27/19)
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Riverdale
-10.00% - Star
-14.29% - SEAL Team
-16.67% - Whiskey Cavalier

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Life Sentence)
+83.33% - Chicago PD (vs. Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar)
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Million Dollar Mile (vs. SEAL Team)
-7.69% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Voice: Best of Blinds and Battles)
-7.69% - Chicago Med (vs. The Voice: Best of Blinds and Battles)
-11.76% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-28.57% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-40.00% - Star
-45.00% - Empire
-45.45% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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 with an encore; "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," 1.0/4 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 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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