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[10/04/18 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Keep Adults 18-49 Crown at FOX
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 (10/3/18):

FOX (4.525 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) held off the demo competition on Wednesday with originals from "Empire" (5.014 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "Star" (4.036 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

NBC (8.164 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with its crossover lineup of "Chicago Fire" (7.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Chicago Med" (8.751 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (7.755 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.463 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "The Goldbergs" (5.108 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "American Housewife" (4.434 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.345 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Single Parents" (4.275 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "A Million Little Things" (3.808 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.581 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up week two of "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.230 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) followed by the return of "SEAL Team" (5.077 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.437 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, the season finale of "Burden of Truth" (0.700 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.425 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.562 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Chicago Med
+8.33% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Burden of Truth
-6.25% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-7.14% - The Goldbergs
-8.33% - American Housewife
-12.50% - Modern Family
-15.38% - Single Parents
-20.00% - Star
-21.05% - Empire
-27.27% - A Million Little Things

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist)
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - Chicago PD
-6.25% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-11.11% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
-14.29% - Star
-15.38% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-18.75% - The Goldbergs
-21.05% - Empire
-21.43% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-26.32% - Modern Family
-33.33% - SEAL Team
-36.36% - Criminal Minds
-66.67% - Burden of Truth (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))

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," 1.7/5.

· 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," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 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 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/4/17):

FOX (5.234 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was back in front among adults 18-49 on Wednesday with new episodes of "Empire" (5.824 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "Star" (4.644 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

CBS (7.509 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its trio of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.006 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "SEAL Team" (8.358 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (6.164 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Sharing the silver was ABC (5.209 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.723 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Speechless" (4.591 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Modern Family" (6.346 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1), "American Housewife" (4.937 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (4.829 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.890 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up originals from "The Blacklist" (5.774 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.766 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (6.130 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.013 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.238 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.196 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), "Masters of Illusion" (0.829 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) and another "Masters of Illusion" (0.788 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-5.88% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-7.14% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-7.14% - Speechless
-7.69% - Chicago PD
-9.09% - The Blacklist
-9.52% - Modern Family
-11.11% - The Goldbergs
-12.50% - American Housewife
-15.38% - Criminal Minds
-18.18% - Designated Survivor
-20.00% - SEAL Team
-20.83% - Empire
-22.22% - Star

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
+10.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. Code Black)
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-7.69% - Chicago PD
-11.11% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-11.11% - The Goldbergs
-12.50% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-13.64% - Modern Family
-14.29% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-23.08% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-27.78% - Speechless
-43.75% - Designated Survivor
-57.58% - 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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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," 1.2/5 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," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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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