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[04/16/20 - 08:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Tops Adults 18-49 for FOX
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 (4/15/20):

FOX (5.316 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to a new "The Masked Singer" (6.663 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the season finale of "LEGO Masters" (3.968 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

The silver draw was NBC (8.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with its season finales of "Chicago Med" (9.215 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (9.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (7.902 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.528 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with fresh installments from "The Goldbergs" (4.441 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "Schooled" (3.346 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "American Housewife" (3.157 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Single Parents" (2.521 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (3.850 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.827 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a new "Survivor: Winners at War" (8.039 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (3.687 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "SWAT" (2.755 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, a new "Riverdale" (0.553 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and the season finale of "Nancy Drew" (0.489 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) closed out the night on The CW (0.521 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Schooled (vs. 4/1/20)
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - LEGO Masters
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. 2/26/20)
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 3/11/20)
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-8.33% - Chicago Med
-11.11% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/1/20)
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. 4/1/20)
-15.00% - The Masked Singer
-45.45% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+100.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+83.33% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
+54.55% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+33.33% - LEGO Masters (vs. Star)
+20.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
+16.67% - Schooled (vs. Schooled (Repeat))
+14.29% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. Single Parents (Repeat))
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. Jane the Virgin)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/17/19):

CBS (6.063 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) scored the top spot on Wednesday thanks to its mix of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.833 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), the launch of "The Amazing Race 31" (5.801 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "SEAL Team" (4.554 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

FOX (3.532 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with fresh installments from "Empire" (3.788 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Star" (3.276 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Next up was NBC (3.862 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.305 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Chicago Fire" (3.855 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (3.426 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.775 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) likewise opted for second runs of "The Goldbergs" (3.284 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Schooled" (2.687 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.765 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Single Parents" (2.236 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) plus a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.840 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.759 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with originals from "Riverdale" (0.829 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.689 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Star
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-16.67% - Whiskey Cavalier
-33.33% - Riverdale (vs. 3/27/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-6.25% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-16.67% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-22.22% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-30.77% - Star
-35.29% - Empire
-50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-50.00% - Riverdale

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," 1.5/4.

· 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 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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