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[03/15/18 - 08:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, CBS Leads Total Viewers
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 (3/14/18):

FOX (4.738 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) held off the competition among adults 18-49 with originals from "The X-Files" (2.998 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "9-1-1" (6.477 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

CBS (6.176 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was a close second with its mix of "Survivor: Ghost Island" (8.225 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), a repeat "NCIS" (4.652 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and a new "Criminal Minds" (5.650 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Next up was NBC (6.003 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and its original trio of "The Blacklist" (5.448 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.008 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "Chicago PD" (6.554 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.716 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a new "Speechless" (4.066 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), a second "Speechless" (3.697 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), a repeat "Modern Family" (3.521 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and fresh installments from "American Housewife" (3.615 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (3.699 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.903 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes from "Riverdale" (1.183 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "Life Sentence" (0.623 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Designated Survivor
+8.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Survivor: Ghost Island
0.00% - 9-1-1
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Riverdale
-7.69% - Chicago PD
-9.09% - American Housewife
-10.00% - The Blacklist
-11.11% - The X-Files
-25.00% - Speechless
-33.33% - Life Sentence

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - 9-1-1 (vs. Star)
+20.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
0.00% - Survivor: Ghost Island
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
-18.75% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. The Voice Recap Special)
-20.00% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-30.77% - Speechless - 8:30
-33.33% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-38.46% - The X-Files (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-40.00% - Speechless - 8:00 (vs. The Goldbergs)
-43.75% - The Blacklist (vs. The Voice Recap Special)
-46.15% - Designated Survivor
-50.00% - Life Sentence (vs. The 100)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 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 0.3/3 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 (3/15/17):

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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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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