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[03/03/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Race for Viewers, Demos
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 (3/2/16):

CBS (8.335 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with new episodes of "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (9.185 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Criminal Minds" (9.223 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and a special "CSI: Cyber" (6.599 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

ABC (5.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (7.039 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), the premiere of "The Real O'Neals" (6.302 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Modern Family" (8.181 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), a second "The Real O'Neals" (6.088 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and "American Crime" (3.248 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Next up was NBC (7.110 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with the season finale of "The Mysteries of Laura" (7.381 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) followed by new episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.831 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Chicago PD" (7.117 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.470 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up the return of "Rosewood" (3.566 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.374 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.283 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its specials "Greatest Animal Commercials Countdown" (1.496 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion" (1.070 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 2/21/16)
+20.00% - The Mysteries of Laura
+10.00% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
+6.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+5.56% - Criminal Minds
+5.26% - The Goldbergs
+4.00% - Modern Family
-6.25% - Chicago PD
-11.11% - American Crime
-23.08% - Hell's Kitchen
-35.71% - Rosewood (vs. 12/2/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Criminal Minds
-4.35% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-9.09% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-17.39% - The Real O'Neals - 9:30 (vs. Black-ish)
-23.53% - Modern Family
-23.81% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. The Voice)
-25.00% - Greatest Animal Commercials Countdown (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-28.00% - The Real O'Neals - 8:30 (vs. The Goldbergs)
-33.33% - CSI: Cyber
-42.86% - American Crime (vs. Nashville)
-42.86% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. The Voice)
-57.14% - Rosewood (vs. American Idol)
-82.46% - Hell's Kitchen (Vs. Empire)

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," 3.0/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; 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," 1.0/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/4/15):

FOX (11.468 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with new episodes of "American Idol" (8.751 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T7) and "Empire" (14.185 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1).

ABC (7.180 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "The Middle" (8.304 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "The Goldbergs" (7.897 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), "Modern Family" (9.568 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Black-ish" (6.748 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T4) and "Nashville" (5.281 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

Next up was CBS (10.205 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and fresh installments from "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.869 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T4), "Criminal Minds" (10.450 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9) and the premiere of "CSI: Cyber" (10.296 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (7.248 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) served up a special two-hour "The Voice" (8.441 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T7) and a new "Chicago PD" (4.861 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, a repeat "Arrow" (1.437 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and a new "The 100" (1.475 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) closed out the evening on The CW (1.456 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.3 rating while the latter posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - The Middle
+7.55% - Empire
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Nashville
0.00% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-5.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 2/11/15)
-16.67% - The 100
-19.23% - American Idol
-26.67% - Chicago PD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+111.11% - Empire (vs. American Idol)
+47.06% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
+44.83% - The Voice (vs. Revolution/Law & Order: SVU)
+43.75% - Black-ish (vs. Mixology)
+25.00% - The 100 (vs. The Tomorrow People)
+15.79% - The Middle
+5.88% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
+3.03% - Modern Family
0.00% - Nashville
-4.17% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-22.22% - American Idol
-26.67% - Chicago PD
-26.92% - Criminal Minds

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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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