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[10/12/17 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Onto Adults 18-49 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 (10/11/17):

FOX (5.220 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with week three of "Empire" (5.856 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Star" (4.585 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

CBS (7.244 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) likewise remained the most-watched broadcaster with "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.919 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "SEAL Team" (7.884 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Criminal Minds" (5.929 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

Next up was ABC (5.062 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.605 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Speechless" (4.337 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Modern Family" (6.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "American Housewife" (5.030 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (4.597 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.774 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up new episodes from "The Blacklist" (5.630 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.720 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (5.973 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, the return of "Riverdale" (2.302 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "Dynasty" (1.335 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (1.818 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - Star
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Designated Survivor
-5.26% - Modern Family
-7.69% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-10.00% - The Blacklist
-12.50% - The Goldbergs
-15.38% - Speechless

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
+14.29% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
-14.29% - Chicago PD
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-18.18% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-20.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-22.22% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-22.22% - The Goldbergs
-25.00% - Modern Family
-29.41% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-38.89% - Speechless
-43.75% - Designated Survivor
-55.88% - Star (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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/12/16):

FOX (7.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was still the top draw on Wednesday with new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (6.695 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and "Empire" (9.296 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1).

ABC (6.623 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was the number two network with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (6.398 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), "Speechless" (5.994 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), "Modern Family" (7.454 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Black-ish" (5.881 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (7.006 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Next up was CBS (7.786 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" (9.014 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Criminal Minds" (8.362 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "Code Black" (5.983 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up originals from "Blindspot" (5.428 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.707 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10) and "Chicago PD" (6.139 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

And finally, week two of "Arrow" (1.951 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Frequency" (1.115 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.533 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Criminal Minds
+12.50% - Black-ish
+11.76% - Lethal Weapon
+11.11% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
+10.00% - Code Black
+9.09% - Modern Family
+7.69% - Chicago PD
+7.69% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+3.03% - Empire
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Arrow
-15.38% - Blindspot
-25.00% - Frequency

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+35.71% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Rosewood)
+33.33% - Designated Survivor (vs. Nashville)
+10.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Black-ish
-4.76% - Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
-5.26% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-6.67% - Chicago PD
-6.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-7.69% - Modern Family
-8.33% - Code Black
-10.00% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-22.22% - Arrow
-26.09% - Empire
-62.50% - Frequency (vs. Supernatural)

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," 1.7/4 with an encore; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· 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," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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