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[08/29/19 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos as "MasterChef" Rises
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 (8/28/19):

FOX (2.595 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on a competitive Wednesday with originals from "MasterChef" (3.209 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "BH90210" (1.980 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

NBC (4.487 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with its trio of "America's Got Talent" (7.886 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1), "Songland" (3.531 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Hollywood Game Night" (2.044 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Next up was CBS (3.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Big Brother 21" (4.196 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.229 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "SWAT" (2.648 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.082 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.640 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Schooled" (1.969 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Modern Family" (2.008 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Single Parents" (1.659 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (2.109 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Bulletproof" (0.566 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Hypnotize Me" (0.512 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (0.539 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - MasterChef
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Songland
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - Bulletproof
-12.50% - BH90210
-15.38% - Big Brother 21
-50.00% - Hypnotize Me

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Burden of Truth (Repeat))
0.00% - Hypnotize Me (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-20.00% - MasterChef
-26.67% - America's Got Talent
-26.67% - Big Brother 21
-30.00% - BH90210 (vs. MasterChef)
-36.36% - Songland (vs. World of Dance)
-63.64% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. World of Dance)

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," 1.1/3 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 with an encore in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/29/18):

NBC (6.644 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) took home top honors on Tuesday with originals from "America's Got Talent" (9.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "World of Dance" (5.087 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

FOX (3.362 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with another two-hour "MasterChef" (3.362 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.806 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Big Brother 20" (5.714 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) followed by repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.740 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Criminal Minds" (2.965 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.291 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.129 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), "American Housewife" (2.378 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Modern Family" (2.443 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "American Housewife" (2.046 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Shark Tank" (1.876 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, second runs of "Burden of Truth" (0.605 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Supergirl" (0.488 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.546 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - MasterChef
-6.25% - Big Brother 20
-8.33% - World of Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-8.33% - World of Dance (vs. Marlon/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
-16.67% - MasterChef
-16.67% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - America's Got Talent

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," 1.6/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; 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," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 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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