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[03/19/20 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Masked Singer" Continues FOX's Demo Win Streak
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/18/20):

FOX (5.853 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) continued its seven-week win streak with new episodes of "The Masked Singer" (7.856 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "LEGO Masters" (3.849 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

NBC (8.526 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "Chicago Med" (9.120 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Chicago Fire" (8.896 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (7.561 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.605 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its mix of "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.704 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.013 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "SWAT" (4.097 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.554 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up its new lineup of "The Goldbergs" (4.937 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Schooled" (3.503 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Modern Family" (4.300 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8), the relocated "American Housewife" (3.177 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Stumptown" (2.704 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.957 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.044 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.897 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.845 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) to close out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - The Goldbergs (vs. 2/26/20)
+33.33% - Schooled (vs. 2/19/20)
+30.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 3/5/20)
+28.57% - Modern Family (vs. 2/19/20)
+25.00% - Stumptown (vs. 3/5/20)
+20.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 3/5/20)
+20.00% - LEGO Masters
+20.00% - American Housewife (vs. 1/31/20)
+18.18% - Chicago Fire (vs. 3/5/20)
+15.79% - The Masked Singer
+15.38% - Survivor: Winners at War
+14.29% - SEAL Team
0.00% - SEAL Team

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Chicago PD (vs. buble!)
+100.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+30.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Voice: The Best of the Blinds (Repeat))
+30.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Voice: The Best of the Blinds (Repeat))
+20.00% - LEGO Masters (vs. Star)
+7.14% - Survivor: Winners at War
-8.33% - The Goldbergs
-11.11% - Schooled
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. Single Parents)
-14.29% - SWAT (vs. SEAL Team)
-16.67% - Stumptown (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
-18.18% - Modern Family
-38.46% - SEAL Team (vs. Survivor: Edge of Extinction)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/20/19):

CBS (6.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to a new "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.317 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), another "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (6.750 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and the return of "SEAL Team" (4.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

FOX (3.596 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) however shared the demo crown with fresh installments of "Empire" (3.952 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Star" (3.239 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.790 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.479 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Schooled" (3.591 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8), "Modern Family" (4.254 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Single Parents" (3.086 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Whiskey Cavalier" (3.666 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for the recap "The Voice: The Best of the Blinds" (5.984 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and the special "buble!" (3.342 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, a new "Riverdale" (0.832 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and the season finale of "All American" (0.552 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.692 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Whiskey Cavalier
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - All American
-6.67% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-8.33% - Modern Family
-9.09% - Star
-10.00% - Schooled
-12.50% - SEAL Team
-12.50% - Single Parents
-15.38% - Empire

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction - 9:00 (vs. SEAL Team)
+22.22% - Empire (vs. The X-Files)
0.00% - All American (vs. Life Sentence)
-14.29% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-17.65% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction - 8:00
-20.00% - The Goldbergs
-22.22% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-25.00% - Riverdale
-30.77% - Schooled (vs. Speechless)
-31.25% - Modern Family
-41.18% - Star (vs. 9-1-1)
-46.15% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-61.54% - buble! (vs. Chicago PD)

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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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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