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[11/12/20 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Masked Singer" Hold Off Surge in Demo Competition
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/11/20):

FOX (4.604 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) held off the demo competition on Wednesday thanks to fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (5.823 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "I Can See Your Voice" (3.385 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

ABC (6.823 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) was a close second with its coverage of "The 54th Annual CMA Awards" (6.823 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

Next up was NBC (6.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and the return of "Chicago Med" (7.605 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (7.020 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "Chicago PD" (6.272 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.918 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a new "The Amazing Race 32" (3.594 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) followed by the season premiere of "S.W.A.T." (2.669 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and a second "S.W.A.T." (2.492 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.503 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) offered up its duo of "Devils" (0.452 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and "Coroner" (0.554 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Coroner
0.00% - Devils
-6.25% - The Masked Singer
-14.29% - The Amazing Race 32
-18.18% - I Can See Your Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - I Can See Your Voice (vs. Almost Family)
0.00% - Chicago Med
-6.25% - The Masked Singer
-9.09% - Chicago Fire
-10.00% - Chicago PD
-20.00% - S.W.A.T. - 10:00
-45.00% - The 54th Annual CMA Awards
-45.45% - The Amazing Race 32 (vs. Survivor: Island of the Idols)
-50.00% - Coroner (vs. Nancy Drew)
-63.64% - S.W.A.T. - 9:00 (vs. Survivor: Island of the Idols)
-66.67% - Devils (vs. Riverdale)


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/13/19):

ABC (11.267 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was sparked into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" (11.267 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

FOX (3.611 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second with originals from "The Masked Singer" (5.551 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "Almost Family" (1.671 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was NBC (6.984 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.371 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Chicago Fire" (7.146 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.433 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.044 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up a special two-hour "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.044 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) alongside a new "SWAT" (3.045 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, originals from "Riverdale" (0.822 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) and "Nancy Drew" (0.712 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.767 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Riverdale
+10.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - SWAT
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-15.38% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-20.00% - The Masked Singer
-28.57% - Almost Family (vs. 10/16/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Survivor: Island of the Idols (vs. Survivor: David vs. Goliath/SEAL Team)
-4.76% - The 53rd Annual CMA Awards
-8.33% - Chicago Med
-15.38% - Chicago Fire
-25.00% - Riverdale
-28.57% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-33.33% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-54.55% - Almost Family (vs. Star)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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