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[05/02/19 - 08:07 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Big with "Billboard Music Awards"
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/1/19):

NBC (7.963 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with its presentation of the "2019 Billboard Music Awards" (7.963 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

CBS (5.485 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was the number two draw with its trio of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.240 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "The Amazing Race 31" (4.570 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "SEAL Team" (4.645 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Sharing the silver was FOX (3.368 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with fresh installments of "Empire" (3.730 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Star" (3.007 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.452 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.462 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Schooled" (3.616 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "Modern Family" (4.212 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Single Parents" (2.953 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.735 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.729 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.589 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.659 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Whiskey Cavalier
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Star
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-9.09% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/10/19)
-10.00% - The Amazing Race 31
-11.11% - Schooled (vs. 4/10/19)
-12.50% - Single Parents (vs. 4/10/19)
-16.67% - Modern Family (vs. 4/10/19)
-33.33% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. Code Black)
0.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. SEAL Team)
0.00% - Schooled (vs. Alex, Inc.)
0.00% - 2019 Billboard Music Awards (vs. 5/20/18)
-6.67% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-16.67% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-16.67% - The Goldbergs
-22.22% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-23.08% - Modern Family
-25.00% - Star
-35.29% - Empire
-50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-50.00% - Riverdale

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," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 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 0.7/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/2/18):

FOX (4.566 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ for the ninth consecutive week with fresh installments from "Empire" (5.252 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "Star" (3.881 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

The silver then went to NBC (5.935 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with originals from "The Blacklist" (5.473 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.271 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.061 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was CBS (6.268 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its trio of "Survivor: Ghost Island" (7.768 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.934 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Code Black" (5.104 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.944 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its mix of "The Goldbergs" (4.887 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Alex, Inc." (3.225 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Modern Family" (4.651 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "American Housewife" (3.746 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Designated Survivor" (3.578 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, new episodes from "Riverdale" (1.114 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "The Originals" (0.929 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.021 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Designated Survivor
+14.29% - Alex, Inc.
+12.50% - SEAL Team
+6.25% - Empire
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/18/18)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/11/18)
0.00% - Star
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Code Black
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - The Originals
-6.25% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-7.14% - Modern Family (vs. 4/11/18)
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 4/18/18)
-18.18% - American Housewife (vs. 4/11/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+112.50% - Empire
+20.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+9.09% - Chicago PD
0.00% - The Originals
-11.11% - The Blacklist
-14.29% - The Goldbergs
-16.67% - Survivor: Ghost Island
-18.75% - Modern Family
-20.00% - Riverdale
-22.22% - Code Black
-25.00% - American Housewife
-33.33% - Alex, Inc.
-33.33% - Designated Survivor
-33.33% - Star
-35.71% - SEAL Team

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," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 04/3.

· 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," 1.1/4 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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