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[05/28/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Game On!" Opens on Top for CBS
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 (5/27/20):

NBC (3.876 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday with its repeat lineup of "Chicago Med" (3.861 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Chicago Fire" (3.916 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (3.849 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

ABC (2.377 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) shared in the demo honors with the feature "Thor: The Dark World" (2.601 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and the season premiere of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.929 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.899 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) with a repeat "MasterChef" (1.740 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) alongside week two of "Ultimate Tag" (2.059 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.233 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up the debut of "Game On!" (4.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "SWAT" (2.475 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.572 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with a new "The 100" (0.804 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and a repeat "Bulletproof" (0.340 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The 100
-53.85% - Ultimate Tag

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The 100 (vs. My Last Days)
-11.11% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Modern Family/The Goldbergs (Repeats))
-14.29% - Ultimate Tag (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Repeat))
-25.00% - Game On! (vs. The Amazing Race 31)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/29/19):

NBC (4.428 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held off the competition on Wednesday thanks to the return of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.799 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and the laucnh of "The InBetween" (3.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

FOX (2.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with the season premiere of "MasterChef" (3.104 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) plus a repeat "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.322 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.935 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a new "The Amazing Race 31" (4.766 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) followed by the return of "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget" (3.728 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and a second "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget" (3.310 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.465 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) served up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.387 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Schooled" (2.737 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Modern Family" (2.588 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "American Housewife" (2.243 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), another "Modern Family" (2.044 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and another "The Goldbergs" (1.795 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.612 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments of "My Last Days" (0.668 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.555 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - My Last Days
-11.11% - The Amazing Race 31
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
0.00% - My Last Days (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
0.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
-11.11% - MasterChef
-16.67% - American Ninja Warrior
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-42.86% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget - 9:00 (vs. Code Black)
-42.86% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget - 10:00 (vs. Code Black)

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," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore 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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