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[10/03/19 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Masked Singer" Hold Onto Demo Honors
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 (10/2/19):

FOX (4.852 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was still the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Wednesday with week two of "The Masked Singer" (6.753 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and the premiere of "Almost Family" (2.951 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

NBC (7.040 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.553 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (7.570 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (5.996 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.267 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with a new "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.503 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) followed by the season premieres of "SEAL Team" (5.227 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "SWAT" (4.071 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.803 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.305 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Schooled" (3.385 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.301 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Single Parents" (2.922 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Stumptown" (3.954 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.886 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with its annual special "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1" (0.886 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Single Parents
+10.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Schooled
0.00% - Stumptown
-9.09% - Chicago PD
-24.00% - The Masked Singer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 (vs. Burden of Truth/Supergirl (Repeat))
+26.67% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
-12.50% - Stumptown (vs. A Million Little Things)
-12.50% - SEAL Team
-14.29% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-15.38% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Med)
-16.67% - Chicago PD
-20.00% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-21.43% - Modern Family
-23.08% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-23.08% - The Goldbergs
-27.27% - Single Parents
-27.27% - Schooled (vs. American Housewife)
-33.33% - Almost Family (vs. Star)

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; 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 0.2/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/3/18):

FOX (4.525 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) held off the demo competition on Wednesday with originals from "Empire" (5.014 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "Star" (4.036 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

NBC (8.164 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with its crossover lineup of "Chicago Fire" (7.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Chicago Med" (8.751 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (7.755 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.463 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "The Goldbergs" (5.108 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "American Housewife" (4.434 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.345 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Single Parents" (4.275 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "A Million Little Things" (3.808 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.581 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up week two of "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.230 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) followed by the return of "SEAL Team" (5.077 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Criminal Minds" (4.437 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, the season finale of "Burden of Truth" (0.700 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.425 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.562 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Chicago Med
+8.33% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Burden of Truth
-6.25% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-7.14% - The Goldbergs
-8.33% - American Housewife
-12.50% - Modern Family
-15.38% - Single Parents
-20.00% - Star
-21.05% - Empire
-27.27% - A Million Little Things

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist)
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - Chicago PD
-6.25% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-11.11% - A Million Little Things (vs. Designated Survivor)
-14.29% - Star
-15.38% - American Housewife (vs. Speechless)
-18.75% - The Goldbergs
-21.05% - Empire
-21.43% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-26.32% - Modern Family
-33.33% - SEAL Team
-36.36% - Criminal Minds
-66.67% - Burden of Truth (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))

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," 2.5/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.1/4. 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 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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