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[06/27/19 - 12:10 PM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Democratic Debate Puts NBC 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/26/19):

NBC (6.212 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) received a boost on Wednesday thanks to its two-hour coverage of the "NBC News Democratic Candidates Debate" (7.363 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1). Leading off the evening was a repeat of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.908 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Second place then went to CBS (4.051 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with night two of "Big Brother 21" (4.529 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) alongside the penultimate "The Amazing Race 31" (3.952 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and the finale to "The Amazing Race 31" (3.672 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.544 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its game show trio of "Press Your Luck" (4.203 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "Card Sharks" (3.316 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Match Game" (3.114 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.264 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "MasterChef" (2.644 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "First Responders Live" (1.884 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.856 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.672 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.764 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Amazing Race 31
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-20.00% - Press Your Luck
-25.00% - Match Game
-33.33% - First Responders Live
-33.33% - Card Sharks

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - NBC News Democratic Candidates Debate (vs. World of Dance (Repeat)/Reverie)
+23.08% - Press Your Luck (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeats))
+9.09% - Card Sharks (vs. Modern Family/American Housewife (Repeats))
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
0.00% - Match Game (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Amazing Race 31 - 10:00 (vs. Code Black)
-26.67% - Big Brother 21
-30.00% - MasterChef
-46.67% - The Amazing Race 31 - 9:00 (vs. Big Brother 20)
-63.64% - First Responders Live (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In adults 18-49, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" (with a 0.36 rating) outscored "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" (0.32).

· In the key news demographic of adults 25-54, "Tonight" (0.56) also led the hour over "Late Show" (0.49).

· In total viewers, results were: "Late Show," 2.851 million, "Tonight," 2.066 million.

· At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" prevailed over CBS' encore "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in adults 18-49 (0.25 vs. 0.11), adults 25-54 (0.39 vs. 0.21) and total viewers (1.279 million vs. 902,000).


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/27/18):

CBS (5.417 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) got a boost on Wednesday thanks to the two-hour launch of "Big Brother 20" (5.287 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and a new "Code Black" (5.677 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

FOX (3.626 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for the silver with originals from "MasterChef" (3.722 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.531 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was NBC (2.922 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.200 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "World of Dance" (2.770 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus a new "Reverie" (1.796 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.420 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.979 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), another "The Goldbergs" (2.414 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.424 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "American Housewife" (1.986 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Shark Tank" (2.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.018 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) likewise opted for repeats of "Supergirl" (1.192 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "The Originals" (0.844 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) to round out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Code Black
+11.11% - MasterChef
+10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back
-25.00% - Reverie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+14.29% - Code Black (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
0.00% - MasterChef
-11.76% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - 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," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· 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," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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