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[11/19/20 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Rises in Latest FOX Demo Victory
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 (11/18/20):

FOX (4.924 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (6.162 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "I Can See Your Voice" (3.685 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2).

NBC (7.122 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) took home the silver with week two of "Chicago Med" (7.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (7.550 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "Chicago PD" (6.194 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Next up was CBS (2.996 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its mix of "The Amazing Race 32" (3.729 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "The Amazing Race 32" (3.065 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "S.W.A.T." (2.193 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.697 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.597 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "American Housewife" (2.854 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "The Conners" (3.581 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Black-ish" (2.333 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) plus the return of "For Life" (1.909 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.430 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening with its duo of "Devils" (0.319 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Coroner" (0.541 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - I Can See Your Voice
+6.67% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - The Amazing Race 32
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. 11/4/20)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. 11/4/20)
0.00% - Coroner
0.00% - Devils
-9.09% - Chicago Med
-10.00% - Chicago Fire
-11.11% - Chicago PD
-14.29% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/4/20)
-14.29% - The Conners (vs. 11/4/20)
-25.00% - S.W.A.T.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - I Can See Your Voice (vs. Almost Family)
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. Schooled)
-15.79% - The Masked Singer
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-20.00% - For Life (vs. Stumptown)
-25.00% - Chicago Fire
-27.27% - Chicago PD
-28.57% - The Amazing Race 32 (vs. SEAL Team)
-33.33% - Black-ish (vs. Single Parents)
-33.33% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - The Conners (vs. Modern Family)
-40.00% - S.W.A.T.
-50.00% - The Amazing Race 32 (vs. Survivor: Island of the Idols)
-50.00% - Coroner (vs. Nancy Drew)
-50.00% - Devils (vs. Riverdale)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/20/19):

NBC (7.886 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to the fall finales of "Chicago Med" (8.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (8.309 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (6.956 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

FOX (4.277 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its duo of "The Masked Singer" (6.670 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Almost Family" (1.883 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Next up was CBS (5.018 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.651 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "SEAL Team" (4.659 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "SWAT" (3.744 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.175 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.117 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Schooled" (3.165 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.930 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Single Parents" (2.606 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and "Stumptown" (2.617 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.762 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.747 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.75% - The Masked Singer
+16.67% - SEAL Team (vs. 11/6/19)
+10.00% - Chicago PD
+9.09% - Chicago Med
+9.09% - Chicago Fire
+9.09% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - Schooled (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - SWAT
0.00% - Stumptown (vs. 11/6/19)
0.00% - Almost Family
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-33.33% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+216.67% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire (Repeat))
+100.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+20.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special (Repeat))
+10.00% - Chicago PD (vs. A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special (Repeat))
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
0.00% - Almost Family (vs. Star (Repeat))
0.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1 (Repeat))
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1 (Repeat))
-7.69% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-9.09% - Stumptown (vs. The Goldbergs/Single Parents (Repeats))
-14.29% - Single Parents (vs. Single Parents (Repeat))
-22.22% - SEAL Team
-40.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))
-44.44% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-53.33% - Schooled (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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