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[03/14/19 - 08:54 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "Empire" Return
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 (3/13/19):

FOX (4.045 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Wednesday thanks to the return of "Empire" (4.412 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "Star" (3.678 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

CBS (5.001 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with a new "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.572 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), the penultimate "The World's Best" (3.941 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and the finale to "The World's Best" (3.489 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was ABC (4.028 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.808 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Schooled" (3.941 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Modern Family" (4.599 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Single Parents" (3.354 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and "Whiskey Cavalier" (3.734 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.235 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.737 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Chicago Fire" (4.151 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Chicago PD" (3.818 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.833 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed the evening with fresh installments of "Riverdale" (1.037 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "All American" (0.629 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The World's Best - 10:00
+16.67% - The World's Best - 9:00
+14.29% - Single Parents (vs. 2/27/19)
+11.11% - Schooled (vs. 2/27/19)
+9.09% - Modern Family (vs. 2/27/19)
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 2/27/19)
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American
-8.33% - Star (vs. 12/5/18)
-13.33% - Empire (vs. 12/5/18)
-33.33% - Whiskey Cavalier

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Empire (vs. The X-Files)
+22.22% - The Goldbergs (vs. Speechless)
+20.00% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+16.67% - The World's Best - 9:00 (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+11.11% - Schooled (vs. Speechless)
0.00% - All American (vs. Life Sentence)
-11.76% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-14.29% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-20.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-25.00% - Riverdale
-31.25% - Star (vs. 9-1-1)
-33.33% - The World's Best - 10:00 (vs. Criminal Minds)

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," 1.7/5; "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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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