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[03/21/19 - 08:17 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Tops Race 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/20/19):

CBS (6.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to a new "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.317 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), another "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (6.750 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and the return of "SEAL Team" (4.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

FOX (3.596 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) however shared the demo crown with fresh installments of "Empire" (3.952 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Star" (3.239 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.790 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.479 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Schooled" (3.591 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8), "Modern Family" (4.254 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Single Parents" (3.086 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Whiskey Cavalier" (3.666 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for the recap "The Voice: The Best of the Blinds" (5.984 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and the special "buble!" (3.342 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, a new "Riverdale" (0.832 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and the season finale of "All American" (0.552 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.692 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Whiskey Cavalier
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American
-6.67% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-8.33% - Modern Family
-9.09% - Star
-10.00% - Schooled
-12.50% - SEAL Team
-12.50% - Single Parents
-15.38% - Empire

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction - 9:00 (vs. SEAL Team)
+22.22% - Empire (vs. The X-Files)
0.00% - All American (vs. Life Sentence)
-14.29% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-17.65% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction - 8:00
-20.00% - The Goldbergs
-22.22% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-25.00% - Riverdale
-30.77% - Schooled (vs. Speechless)
-31.25% - Modern Family
-41.18% - Star (vs. 9-1-1)
-46.15% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-61.54% - buble! (vs. Chicago PD)

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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 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 0.1/2 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 (3/21/18):

FOX (4.973 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top adults 18-49 draw on a very competitive Wednesday thanks to the season finales of "The X-Files" (3.365 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "9-1-1" (6.581 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1).

CBS (6.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with originals from "Survivor: Ghost Island" (8.520 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1), "SEAL Team" (6.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.216 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was NBC (6.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) with a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.785 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) followed by new episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.337 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Chicago PD" (6.992 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.759 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) served up original installments of "The Goldbergs" (5.834 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Speechless" (4.636 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Modern Family" (5.561 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "American Housewife" (4.503 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Designated Survivor" (4.012 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.838 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes from "Riverdale" (1.132 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "Life Sentence" (0.544 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Speechless
+30.00% - American Housewife
+14.29% - Modern Family (vs. 3/7/18)
+12.50% - The X-Files
+11.11% - SEAL Team (vs. 3/7/18)
+8.33% - Chicago PD
+7.69% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+7.14% - The Goldbergs (vs. 3/7/18)
+6.25% - 9-1-1
0.00% - Survivor: Ghost Island
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Designated Survivor
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Life Sentence

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - American Housewife (vs. Black-ish (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+45.45% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+30.00% - Speechless (vs. Speechless (Repeat))
+27.27% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+12.50% - Criminal Minds (vs. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders)
+8.33% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-18.18% - The X-Files (vs. Shots Fired)
-20.00% - Riverdale (vs. Arrow)
-23.08% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-33.33% - Life Sentence (vs. The 100)
-36.36% - Designated Survivor
-39.29% - 9-1-1 (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," 2.0/5; "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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.2/4. 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 0.7/3 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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