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[12/05/19 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Masked Singer" Reclaim Demo Crown
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 (12/4/19):

FOX (4.672 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was back on top in adults 18-49 thanks to a new "The Masked Singer" (6.507 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by the premiere of "The Moodys" (3.288 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and a second "The Moodys" (2.386 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Second place then went to NBC (5.533 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with the "87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (6.885 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a new "Making It" (2.829 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Next up was CBS (5.498 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.861 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "SEAL Team" (5.429 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) plus a repeat "SWAT" (4.203 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.234 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Goldbergs" (4.081 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Schooled" (3.106 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.789 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Single Parents" (2.581 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Stumptown" (2.922 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.694 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night with new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.702 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.685 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
0.00% - Modern Family (vs. 11/20/19)
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. 11/20/19)
0.00% - Stumptown (vs. 11/20/19)
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 11/20/19)
0.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. 11/20/19)
-5.26% - The Masked Singer (vs. 11/20/19)
-11.11% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/20/19)
-12.50% - SEAL Team
-14.29% - Schooled (vs. 11/20/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
0.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-8.33% - 87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center (vs. Chicago Med/Chicago Fire)
-12.50% - SEAL Team
-20.00% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-25.00% - Single Parents
-28.57% - Stumptown (vs. A Million Little Things)
-30.77% - Modern Family
-33.33% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - The Moodys - 9:00 (vs. Star)
-33.33% - Schooled (vs. American Housewife)
-50.00% - Riverdale
-50.00% - The Moodys - 9:30 (vs. Star)
-54.55% - Making It (vs. Chicago PD)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/5/18):

FOX (4.470 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to the fall finales from "Empire" (5.034 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "Star" (3.906 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

NBC (7.619 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with its own fall closers to "Chicago Med" (8.129 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (7.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.818 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Next up was CBS (5.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.490 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1), "SEAL Team" (5.318 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Criminal Minds" (4.487 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.920 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (4.892 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "American Housewife" (3.996 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Modern Family" (4.852 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Single Parents" (3.366 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "A Million Little Things" (3.207 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.888 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise closed out the night with fresh installments from "Riverdale" (1.110 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "All American" (0.666 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 11/14/18)
+9.09% - Star
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 11/14/18)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
-6.25% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-7.69% - Chicago Fire (vs. 11/14/18)
-10.00% - American Housewife
-11.11% - SEAL Team (vs. 11/21/18)
-11.11% - Single Parents
-12.50% - A Million Little Things
-20.00% - Riverdale
-22.22% - Criminal Minds (vs. 11/21/18)
-33.33% - All American

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Chicago Med (vs. A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special)
0.00% - Star
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
0.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
-7.69% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-16.67% - Empire
-16.67% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-18.18% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-20.00% - Riverdale
-20.00% - The Goldbergs
-22.22% - Criminal Minds
-23.53% - Modern Family
-27.27% - SEAL Team
-33.33% - 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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; 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; "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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