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[04/23/20 - 08:17 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Keeps FOX on Top
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 (4/22/20):

FOX (6.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) continued its reign on Wednesday thanks to a new "The Masked Singer" (7.875 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "The Masked Singer: After the Mask" (5.526 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

CBS (6.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) was the silver draw with its mix of "Survivor: Winners at War" (8.100 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.914 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "SWAT" (4.802 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.897 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (4.563 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (3.848 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.345 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up originals of "The Goldbergs" (4.272 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Schooled" (3.035 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "American Housewife" (3.036 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Single Parents" (2.385 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (3.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.137 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed the evening with the two-hour special "People Presents Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion" (1.137 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - SWAT (vs. 4/8/20)
+17.65% - The Masked Singer
+14.29% - SEAL Team (vs. 4/8/20)
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Single Parents
-14.29% - Schooled
-16.67% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+55.56% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask (vs. Star)
+33.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+25.00% - Single Parents (vs. Single Parents (Repeat))
+25.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
+20.00% - American Housewife (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+20.00% - Schooled (vs. Schooled (Repeat))
+7.14% - Survivor: Winners at War
-14.29% - SWAT (vs. SEAL Team)
-20.00% - SEAL Team (vs. The Amazing Race 31)
-50.00% - People Presents Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion (vs. Riverdale/Jane the Virgin)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/24/19):

NBC (7.591 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday with its original lineup of "Chicago Med" (7.714 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (8.012 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (7.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

CBS (5.347 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) then was the number two network with its trio of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.358 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "The Amazing Race 31" (4.753 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "SEAL Team" (3.929 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Next up was FOX (3.435 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) with fresh installments from "Empire" (3.800 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "Star" (3.071 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.614 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.302 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "Schooled" (2.730 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Modern Family" (2.576 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "Single Parents" (2.006 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) plus a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.534 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, closing out the night on The CW (0.651 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) were new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.756 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.545 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/3/19)
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 4/3/19)
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/3/19)
0.00% - Star
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-6.67% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-16.67% - The Amazing Race 31
-20.00% - Whiskey Cavalier

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+42.86% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+25.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+25.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. SEAL Team)
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. Code Black)
-12.50% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-20.00% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-25.00% - Star
-25.00% - Riverdale
-31.25% - Empire
-50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· 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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