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[03/16/17 - 07:43 PM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Tight Demo Race
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/15/17):

ABC (5.414 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) edged out the competition among adults 18-49 with new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (5.481 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Speechless" (4.605 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Modern Family" (6.113 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Black-ish" (4.899 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "Designated Survivor" (5.693 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

NBC (6.661 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with a special "The Voice" (7.561 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) recap and a repeat "Chicago PD" (4.862 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Next up was CBS (6.818 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) with new episodes of "Survivor: Game Changers" (7.764 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Criminal Minds" (7.319 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (5.373 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.955 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) offered up the season finales of "Lethal Weapon" (5.836 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Star" (4.074 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (1.578 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "The 100" (1.082 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.330 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Star
+8.33% - Criminal Minds (vs. 3/1/17)
+8.33% - Lethal Weapon
+7.14% - Black-ish
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: Game Changers
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
0.00% - The 100 (vs. 3/1/17)
-11.76% - The Goldbergs
-13.33% - Speechless
-16.67% - Arrow (vs. 3/1/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+66.67% - Arrow (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+44.44% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
+44.44% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
+18.18% - Star (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-11.76% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-19.05% - Survivor: Game Changers
-21.05% - Black-ish
-24.00% - Modern Family
-31.58% - Criminal Minds
-31.58% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-43.75% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

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

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Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/16/16):

CBS (9.225 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with its lineup of "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" (9.404 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Criminal Minds" (9.621 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3) and the premiere of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (8.651 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

ABC (6.098 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "The Middle" (7.114 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "The Goldbergs" (6.655 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3), "Modern Family" (8.096 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Black-ish" (6.187 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3) plus the return of "Nashville" (4.266 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.673 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and fresh installments from "Rosewood" (3.684 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Hell's Kitchen" (3.662 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.294 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.638 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.221 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Chicago PD" (4.024 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, The CW (1.041 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise opted for second runs of "Arrow" (1.154 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Supernatural" (0.928 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Nashville (vs. 12/9/15)
0.00% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 3/2/16)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. 2/24/16)
0.00% - Rosewood
-3.85% - Modern Family (vs. 3/2/16)
-5.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 3/2/16)
-8.33% - Hell's Kitchen
-10.53% - The Middle (vs. 2/24/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+58.33% - Black-ish (vs. Black-ish (Repeat))
+46.15% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+41.67% - The Middle (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+14.29% - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-8.70% - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
-13.64% - Criminal Minds (vs. Survivor: Worlds Apart)
-35.71% - Nashville (vs. 20/20: The Untold Story of 'The Sound of Music')
-83.82% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Empire)
-85.00% - Rosewood (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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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