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[02/07/19 - 08:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "The Masked Singer" Continue Demo Reign
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 (2/6/19):

FOX (5.432 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) continued its demo reign on Wednesday with new episodes from "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.805 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "The Masked Singer" (7.060 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

NBC (8.495 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "Chicago Med" (9.326 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Chicago Fire" (8.783 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "Chicago PD" (7.377 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.280 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its mix of "The World's Best" (6.039 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), a second "The World's Best" (5.072 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and the season finale of "Criminal Minds" (4.730 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.469 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for an all-repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.600 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Schooled" (2.758 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Modern Family" (2.620 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Single Parents" (1.793 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Match Game" (2.020 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.994 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "All American" (0.591 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.793 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) finished out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Chicago PD (vs. 1/23/19)
+8.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/23/19)
+7.69% - Chicago Med (vs. 1/23/19)
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - All American
-8.33% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
-15.38% - The Masked Singer
-25.00% - Riverdale
-87.21% - The World's Best (vs. 2/3/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+29.41% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1)
+22.22% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The X-Files)
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
-20.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-25.00% - Riverdale
-25.00% - The World's Best - 9:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-38.89% - The World's Best - 8:00 (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)

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," 2.7/8; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.5/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.2/5. 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/7/18):

CBS (5.758 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and FOX (5.163 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) shared the demo crown on Wednesday as the latter served up new episodes of "The X-Files" (3.741 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "9-1-1" (6.585 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

The Eye then bowed the launch of "Celebrity Big Brother" (7.253 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by a new "The Amazing Race 30" (5.435 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and a second "The Amazing Race 30" (4.587 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Next up was NBC (6.737 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "The Blacklist" (6.345 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.646 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "Chicago PD" (7.221 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.922 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) opted for the feature "Inside Out" (3.103 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and a new "Match Game" (2.561 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, fresh installments of "Riverdale" (1.290 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "Dynasty" (0.662 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.975 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - 9-1-1
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - The Amazing Race 30
0.00% - The X-Files
0.00% - Dynasty
-9.09% - The Blacklist
-14.29% - Match Game
-20.00% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. Hunted)
+30.77% - 9-1-1 (vs. Star)
+11.11% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
+11.11% - The Amazing Race 30 - 10:00 (vs. Code Black)
0.00% - The Amazing Race 30 - 9:00 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-7.69% - Chicago PD
-18.75% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-30.77% - The X-Files (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-33.33% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-40.00% - Match Game
-50.00% - Dynasty (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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.6/4; "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 1.0/3 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," 1.3/5 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," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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