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[09/19/19 - 08:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Wraps Season 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/18/19):

NBC (7.560 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to the two-hour season finale of "America's Got Talent" (10.081 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special" (2.518 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

FOX (3.134 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with the penultimate "MasterChef" (3.033 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and the season finale of "MasterChef" (3.235 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

Next up was CBS (3.182 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Big Brother 21" (4.299 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.377 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "SWAT" (2.870 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.141 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its second run lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.671 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Schooled" (2.096 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Modern Family" (1.994 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Single Parents" (1.570 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (2.258 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, a repeat "Mysteries Decoded" (0.641 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and a new "Hypnotize Me" (0.434 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) on The CW (0.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - America's Got Talent
-9.09% - Big Brother 21
-12.50% - MasterChef
-50.00% - Hypnotize Me

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hypnotize Me (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-20.00% - MasterChef - 9:00
-25.00% - America's Got Talent
-28.57% - Big Brother 21
-30.00% - MasterChef - 8:00
-50.00% - A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special (vs. I Feel Bad)

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," 1.3/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" averaged a 0.6/3 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/19/18):

NBC (10.193 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was of course the network to beat on Wednesday with the two-hour season finale of "America's Got Talent" (12.590 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) followed by a sneak preview of "I Feel Bad" (6.586 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and a second "I Feel Bad" (4.211 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

FOX (3.561 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with its own two-hour finale to "MasterChef" (3.561 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.698 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Big Brother 20" (5.450 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) followed by repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.557 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Criminal Minds" (3.086 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.357 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.089 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "American Housewife" (2.318 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Modern Family" (2.280 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7), another "Modern Family" (2.249 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Shark Tank" (2.103 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, a new "Burden of Truth" (0.712 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.433 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) on The CW (0.572 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Big Brother 20
-9.09% - MasterChef
-50.00% - Burden of Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.09% - MasterChef
-29.41% - I Feel Bad - 10:00 (vs. The Good Place)
-31.03% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - I Feel Bad - 10:30 (vs. The Good Place)
-33.33% - Big Brother 20
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (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," 1.9/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. 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 0.6/3 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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