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[02/13/20 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "The Masked Singer" Continue Demo Reign
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 (2/12/20):

FOX (5.110 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) held off the demo competition on Wednesday with fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (6.628 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "LEGO Masters" (3.591 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

NBC (7.780 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) was the most-watched broadcaster with originals from "Chicago Med" (8.132 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (8.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (6.974 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Next up was CBS (5.771 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with the two-hour launch of "Survivor: Winners at War" (6.684 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) plus a new "Criminal Minds" (3.945 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.951 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.881 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "Schooled" (2.895 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Modern Family" (3.720 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Single Parents" (2.473 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Stumptown" (2.369 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, a new "Riverdale" (0.680 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and a rebroadcast of "Katy Keene" (0.314 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (0.497 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Criminal Minds
+20.00% - Single Parents (vs. 1/29/20)
+12.50% - Modern Family (vs. 1/22/20)
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Schooled (vs. 1/29/20)
0.00% - Stumptown
0.00% - Riverdale
-9.09% - Chicago PD
-10.00% - The Masked Singer
-11.11% - The Goldbergs (vs. 1/29/20)
-25.00% - LEGO Masters

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
+50.00% - Modern Family (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+36.84% - Survivor: Winners at War (vs. The World's Best/Celebrity Big Brother)
0.00% - Single Parents
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. Riverdale (Repeat))
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-9.09% - Chicago PD
-12.50% - Schooled
-15.38% - Chicago Med
-20.00% - Stumptown (vs. Match Game)
-27.27% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - Criminal Minds (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-50.00% - LEGO Masters (vs. The Masked Singer)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/13/19):

FOX (5.578 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to fresh installments from "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.363 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "The Masked Singer" (7.793 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

NBC (8.300 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the most-watched network with its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.805 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Chicago Fire" (8.519 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Chicago PD" (7.577 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.510 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and a new "The World's Best" (5.807 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) followed by "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.030 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and the season finale of "Celebrity Big Brother" (3.695 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.112 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its mix of "The Goldbergs" (4.768 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Schooled" (3.724 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.844 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Single Parents" (2.612 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Match Game" (2.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, repeats of "Riverdale" (0.627 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "All American" (0.521 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.574 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - The Masked Singer
-7.14% - Chicago Med
-7.69% - Chicago Fire
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-9.09% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
-15.38% - The Goldbergs (vs. 1/30/19)
-16.67% - Match Game (vs. 1/30/19)
-16.67% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. 1/30/19)
-18.18% - The World's Best
-20.00% - Schooled (vs. 1/30/19)
-25.00% - Single Parents (vs. 1/30/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
+100.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
+83.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+60.00% - Schooled (vs. Speechless (Repeat))
+12.50% - Celebrity Big Brother - 10:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
+11.11% - Celebrity Big Brother - 9:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 30)
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
-30.77% - The World's Best (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-67.50% - Chicago Med (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-70.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-72.50% - Chicago PD (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

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," 1.6/5.

· 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," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 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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