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[01/23/20 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spots with "Chicago" Dramas
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/22/20):

NBC (7.808 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) maintained its top spot on Wednesday with its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1), "Chicago Fire" (8.128 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) and "Chicago PD" (6.927 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Second place went to CBS (4.103 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its mix of "Undercover Boss" (4.435 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Criminal Minds" (4.458 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "SWAT" (3.418 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

Next up was ABC (2.965 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.050 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Schooled" (2.982 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Modern Family" (3.509 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Single Parents" (2.486 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "Stumptown" (2.381 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.999 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for encores of "9-1-1: Lone Star" (2.135 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and a second "9-1-1: Lone Star" (1.862 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, the return of "Riverdale" (0.824 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and a new "Nancy Drew" (0.553 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Schooled
+14.29% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 12/11/19)
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Single Parents
0.00% - Stumptown
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-8.33% - Chicago Med
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-9.09% - Chicago PD
-11.11% - Modern Family
-16.67% - SWAT

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-9.09% - Chicago PD
-12.50% - Criminal Minds (vs. SEAL Team)
-14.29% - Single Parents
-15.38% - Chicago Med
-20.00% - Stumptown (vs. Match Game)
-33.33% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - Modern Family
-36.36% - Schooled
-36.36% - Undercover Boss (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-37.50% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-50.00% - Riverdale
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/23/19):

FOX (5.357 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) continued its demo reign on Wednesday with fresh installments from "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.614 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "The Masked Singer" (7.101 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

NBC (8.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "Chicago Med" (9.364 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Chicago Fire" (8.416 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (7.219 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.710 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with night three of "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.496 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) alongside new episodes of "SEAL Team" (5.118 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Criminal Minds" (4.516 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.593 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (5.290 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Schooled" (4.400 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Modern Family" (4.496 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Single Parents" (2.798 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Match Game" (2.286 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.132 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "All American" (0.722 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.927 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
+9.09% - Chicago Fire
+8.33% - Chicago Med
+4.55% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Schooled
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 1/9/18)
0.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 1/9/18)
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - All American
-12.50% - Single Parents
-20.00% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+44.44% - Chicago Med (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+43.75% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1)
+22.22% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+20.00% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The X-Files)
0.00% - All American (vs. Dynasty)
-11.11% - Criminal Minds
-15.38% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-20.00% - Riverdale
-21.43% - Schooled (vs. American Housewife)
-27.27% - SEAL Team (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
-28.57% - Match Game
-29.41% - The Goldbergs
-36.36% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)

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," 2.6/7; 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," 0.4/3; "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 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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