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[05/07/20 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Tops Demo Race for FOX
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/6/20):

FOX (5.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was once again the demo victor on Wednesday with fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (7.081 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "The Masked Singer: After the Mask" (4.031 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

CBS (6.575 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) took home the silver with a new "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), a second "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.244 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and the season finale of "SEAL Team" (4.574 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.390 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its repeat lineup of "Chicago Med" (4.412 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (4.493 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (4.265 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.848 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its mix of "The Goldbergs" (4.346 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "Single Parents" (2.877 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "American Housewife" (2.831 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), a second "Single Parents" (2.233 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and a special "Shark Tank" (2.400 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, the season finale of "Riverdale" (0.683 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and a repeat "Bulletproof" (0.315 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.499 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/22/20)
0.00% - Riverdale
-10.00% - The Masked Singer
-16.67% - American Housewife (vs. 4/22/20)
-20.00% - Single Parents (vs. 4/22/20)
-25.00% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask
-25.00% - SEAL Team

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Survivor: Winners at War - 9:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 31)
+50.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+25.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
+7.14% - Survivor: Winners at War - 8:00
0.00% - SEAL Team
-10.00% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask (vs. Star)
-27.27% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - Riverdale
-42.86% - Single Parents - 9:30
-44.44% - Single Parents - 8:30 (vs. Schooled)
-50.00% - American Housewife (vs. Modern Family)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/8/19):

FOX (3.778 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) pulled back in front among adults 18-49 on Wednesday thanks to the season finales of "Empire" (4.094 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "Star" (3.462 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

NBC (7.265 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was a close second with originals from "Chicago Med" (7.746 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (7.713 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Sharing the silver was CBS (5.283 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with fresh installments of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.228 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "The Amazing Race 31" (4.504 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "SEAL Team" (4.118 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

Next up was ABC (3.419 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and the season finales of "The Goldbergs" (4.699 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Schooled" (3.921 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.365 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Single Parents" (2.630 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) plus a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.451 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.758 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.811 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.705 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Riverdale
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin
+12.50% - Schooled
+11.11% - Star
+10.00% - The Goldbergs
+9.09% - Empire
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 4/24/19)
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Single Parents
-9.09% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/24/19)
-10.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/24/19)
-11.11% - The Amazing Race 31
-14.29% - SEAL Team
-20.00% - Whiskey Cavalier

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+28.57% - Schooled (vs. Alex, Inc.)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-6.67% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-8.33% - The Goldbergs
-9.09% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-11.11% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. SEAL Team)
-14.29% - SEAL Team (vs. Code Black)
-16.67% - Star
-20.00% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-23.08% - Modern Family
-25.00% - Chicago PD
-25.00% - Riverdale
-25.00% - Empire
-36.36% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)

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," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 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 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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