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[06/20/19 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Press Your Luck" Puts ABC on Top
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 (6/19/19):

ABC (4.288 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to its trio of "Press Your Luck" (4.842 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Card Sharks" (4.204 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "Match Game" (3.817 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

FOX (2.402 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the number two draw with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (2.723 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "First Responders Live" (2.081 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Next up was CBS (3.479 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with originals from "The Amazing Race 31" (4.777 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget" (3.003 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) plus a repeat "SWAT" (2.657 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.920 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) opted for repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.080 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.978 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a new "The InBetween" (2.701 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.763 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.641 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.702 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - First Responders Live
+11.11% - Press Your Luck
0.00% - Card Sharks
0.00% - The Amazing Race 31
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-20.00% - The InBetween (vs. 6/5/19)
-25.00% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Press Your Luck (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeats))
+63.64% - Card Sharks (vs. Modern Family/American Housewife (Repeats))
+60.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+60.00% - Match Game (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
0.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
-22.22% - MasterChef
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-40.00% - First Responders Live (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back)
-40.00% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget (vs. SEAL Team (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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 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 (6/20/18):

FOX (3.523 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) retained the top demo spot on Wednesday with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (3.575 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.472 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

CBS (4.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network with repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.276 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "SEAL Team" (3.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus a new "Code Black" (5.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was ABC (2.389 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.097 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "The Goldbergs" (2.459 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Modern Family" (2.272 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "American Housewife" (2.072 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Shark Tank" (2.217 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.383 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) opted for encores of "World of Dance" (2.854 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), another "World of Dance" (2.541 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and a new "Reverie" (1.754 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (0.638 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and a new "The Originals" (0.751 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.694 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Code Black
0.00% - The Originals
-9.09% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back
-10.00% - MasterChef
-20.00% - Reverie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Originals (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
+42.86% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+40.00% - Code Black (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Reverie (vs. This Is Us (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," 1.5/4; "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," 0.5/3; 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore 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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