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[12/13/18 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Race with "Survivor"
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 (12/12/18):

CBS (6.553 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) emerged as the top draw on Wednesday with its mix of "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.714 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "SEAL Team" (6.543 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Criminal Minds" (5.401 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

ABC (4.325 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with the fall finales from "The Goldbergs" (5.287 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "American Housewife" (4.609 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Modern Family" (3.618 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Single Parents" (3.618 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and "A Million Little Things" (3.367 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Next up was NBC (4.469 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its combination of "Ellen's Game of Games: Game of Games Holiday Spectacular" (5.949 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Little Big Shots: Little Big Holiday Special" (5.211 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "A Legendary Christmas" (2.247 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.902 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "Empire" (2.182 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Star" (1.621 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, the fall finales to "Riverdale" (1.208 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "All American" (0.712 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.960 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - SEAL Team
+14.29% - Criminal Minds
+12.50% - Single Parents
+11.11% - American Housewife
+7.69% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American
-8.33% - The Goldbergs

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Ellen's Game of Games: Game of Games Holiday Spectacular (vs. The Wall (Repeat))
+42.86% - SEAL Team (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+14.29% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
0.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Little Big Shots: Little Big Holiday Special (vs. Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special)
-9.09% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-11.76% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-12.50% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
-17.65% - Modern Family
-20.00% - Riverdale
-30.77% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-31.25% - The Goldbergs

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," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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 0.2/2 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 (12/13/17):

FOX (5.053 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the demo champ on a night filled with fall finales thanks to "Empire" (5.946 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Star" (4.161 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Second place then went to ABC (5.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (6.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Speechless" (4.584 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Modern Family" (5.911 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "American Housewife" (4.824 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Designated Survivor" (4.388 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.803 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and a new "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.668 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) followed by repeats of "SEAL Team" (4.733 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.010 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.204 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a repeat "The Wall" (3.825 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) alongside its "Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special" (4.393 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally, the fall finales of "Riverdale" (1.420 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Dynasty" (0.722 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.071 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Designated Survivor
+8.33% - American Housewife
+8.33% - Star
+6.67% - The Goldbergs
+5.56% - Empire
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Dynasty
-5.56% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Riverdale (vs. The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time)
-5.88% - The Goldbergs
-15.00% - Modern Family
-15.00% - Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
-18.75% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish)
-29.63% - Empire
-31.25% - Speechless
-33.33% - Designated Survivor
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Repeat))
-40.91% - Star
-46.67% - Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special (vs. A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special (Repeat))

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 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 and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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