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[11/14/19 - 08:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Put ABC in Front
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/13/19):

ABC (11.267 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was sparked into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" (11.267 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

FOX (3.611 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second with originals from "The Masked Singer" (5.551 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "Almost Family" (1.671 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was NBC (6.984 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.371 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Chicago Fire" (7.146 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.433 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.044 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up a special two-hour "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.044 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) alongside a new "SWAT" (3.045 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, originals from "Riverdale" (0.822 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) and "Nancy Drew" (0.712 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.767 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Riverdale
+10.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - SWAT
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-15.38% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-20.00% - The Masked Singer
-28.57% - Almost Family (vs. 10/16/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Survivor: Island of the Idols (vs. Survivor: David vs. Goliath/SEAL Team)
-4.76% - The 53rd Annual CMA Awards
-8.33% - Chicago Med
-15.38% - Chicago Fire
-25.00% - Riverdale
-28.57% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-33.33% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-54.55% - Almost Family (vs. Star)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/14/18):

ABC (10.060 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) surged in front on Wednesday thanks to its telecast of "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards" (10.060 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

FOX (4.297 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then got bumped to second with new episodes of "Empire" (4.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Star" (3.695 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

Next up was NBC (6.925 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Chicago Fire" (7.287 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Chicago PD" (6.006 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up new episodes from "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" (7.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "SEAL Team" (5.180 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Criminal Minds" (4.495 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

And finally on The CW (0.954 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), originals from "Riverdale" (1.244 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "All American" (0.663 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Star
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American
-6.67% - Empire
-9.09% - Chicago PD
-11.11% - SEAL Team
-12.50% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-12.50% - Criminal Minds

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
+33.33% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-7.14% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Voice)
-8.33% - Star
-16.67% - Chicago PD
-17.65% - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
-20.00% - Riverdale
-27.27% - SEAL Team
-30.00% - Empire
-30.00% - Criminal Minds
-34.38% - The 52nd Annual CMA Awards (on 11/8/17)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households 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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