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[11/01/18 - 08:17 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Halloween in 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 (10/31/18):

NBC (7.517 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) pulled in front on a very competitive Halloween night thanks to new episodes from "Chicago Med" (7.691 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (7.908 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (6.952 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

FOX (3.795 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Empire" (4.211 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Star" (3.380 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.623 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with its mix of "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.066 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "SEAL Team" (5.408 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.394 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.046 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "The Goldbergs" (4.780 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "American Housewife" (4.155 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Modern Family" (5.000 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Single Parents" (3.718 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "A Million Little Things" (3.311 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.661 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for repeats of "Charmed" (0.739 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Legacies" (0.583 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Criminal Minds
-7.14% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-7.69% - Chicago Fire
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-15.38% - Chicago Med
-18.18% - American Housewife
-18.18% - Single Parents
-20.00% - Modern Family
-23.08% - The Goldbergs
-25.00% - Star (vs. 10/17/18)
-25.00% - Empire (vs. 10/17/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+57.14% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+37.50% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+16.67% - Criminal Minds (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+14.29% - SEAL Team (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+14.29% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-13.33% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-16.67% - The Goldbergs
-20.00% - Modern Family
-25.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-82.86% - Empire (vs. World Series, Game 7)
-87.14% - Star (vs. World Series, Game 7)

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," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 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 (11/1/17):

Coverage of the concluding "World Series, Game 7" (25.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1) not surprising put FOX (25.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1) on top last night.

ABC (4.455 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.929 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Speechless" (3.873 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "Modern Family" (5.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "American Housewife" (4.516 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Designated Survivor" (3.949 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.190 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.528 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) followed by a repeat "SEAL Team" (4.670 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and a second "SEAL Team" (3.371 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a new "The Blacklist" (5.125 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) alongside repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.948 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (4.001 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.578 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Dynasty" (0.764 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.171 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) finished out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Dynasty
-7.69% - American Housewife
-11.11% - The Blacklist
-11.76% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-11.76% - Modern Family
-12.50% - Designated Survivor
-14.29% - The Goldbergs
-18.18% - Speechless

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Blacklist (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
0.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Frequency)
-42.15% - World Series, Game 7
-48.28% - Modern Family (vs. The 50th Annual CMA Awards)
-58.62% - American Housewife (vs. The 50th Annual CMA Awards)
-58.62% - The Goldbergs (vs. The 50th Annual CMA Awards)
-68.97% - Speechless (vs. The 50th Annual CMA Awards)
-75.86% - Designated Survivor (vs. The 50th Annual CMA Awards)

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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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," 1.2/4 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," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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