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[05/14/20 - 08:56 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Finale Helps CBS Snap FOX's 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/13/20):

CBS (7.947 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) pulled in front on Wednesday thanks to the full night season finale of "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.947 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

FOX (5.428 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) had to settle for second for the first time in 14 weeks with "The Masked Singer" (6.970 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "The Masked Singer: After the Mask" (3.886 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was ABC (2.905 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with the season finales of "The Goldbergs" (4.185 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Schooled" (3.283 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), "American Housewife" (3.092 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "Single Parents" (2.289 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus a special "Shark Tank" (2.291 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.045 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Chicago Med" (3.988 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Chicago Fire" (4.116 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (4.031 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, second runs of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.732 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Bulletproof" (0.343 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Schooled
+25.00% - Single Parents
+20.00% - American Housewife
+6.67% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask
0.00% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+260.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, Part One)
+200.00% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask (vs. Paradise Hotel)
+33.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. Toy Story 2 (Repeat))
+25.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
+16.67% - Schooled (vs. Toy Story 2 (Repeat))
+14.29% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Toy Story 2 (Repeat))
-16.67% - Single Parents (vs. Toy Story 2 (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/15/19):

CBS (6.786 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to the two-hour season finale of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.214 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and the "Survivor: Edge of Extinction Reunion" (4.649 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

NBC (7.497 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with the penultimate weeks of "Chicago Med" (7.855 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "Chicago Fire" (7.863 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.772 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Next up was ABC (2.377 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with the feature "Toy Story 2" (2.323 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and a new "Whiskey Cavalier" (2.485 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up the "MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, Part One" (2.059 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) and a new "Paradise Hotel" (1.135 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.774 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with the season finale of "Riverdale" (0.907 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.640 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Chicago PD
+10.00% - Chicago Med
+7.14% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Whiskey Cavalier
0.00% - Riverdale
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Chicago PD (vs. Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan)
+57.14% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+30.43% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction (vs. Survivor: Ghost Island/SEAL Team)
+12.50% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction Reunion (vs. Code Black)
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-25.00% - Riverdale
-33.33% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-68.75% - MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, Part One (vs. Empire)
-76.92% - Paradise Hotel (vs. Star)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· 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," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 0.3/3.

· 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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