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[06/18/20 - 08:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers as Four Share Demo Crown
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/17/20):

NBC (3.622 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday with its repeat mix of "Chicago Med" (3.815 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2), "Chicago Fire" (3.631 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (3.420 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

CBS (2.719 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with a new "Game On!" (3.353 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) alognside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.369 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "SWAT" (2.436 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

Next up was ABC (1.950 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with its presentation of "The Wonderful World of Disney: Toy Story 3" (2.222 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.406 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.489 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) offered up a repeat "MasterChef" (1.399 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and a new "Ultimate Tag" (1.579 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

And finally, new episodes of "The 100" (0.719 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Bulletproof" (0.358 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.539 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Game On!
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - The 100
0.00% - Bulletproof
-20.00% - Ultimate Tag

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The 100 (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-25.00% - Game On! (vs. The Amazing Race 31)
-33.33% - Ultimate Tag (vs. First Responders Live)
-50.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-62.50% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Match Game)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/19/19):

ABC (4.288 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to its trio of "Press Your Luck" (4.842 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Card Sharks" (4.204 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "Match Game" (3.817 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

FOX (2.402 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the number two draw with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (2.723 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "First Responders Live" (2.081 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Next up was CBS (3.479 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with originals from "The Amazing Race 31" (4.777 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget" (3.003 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) plus a repeat "SWAT" (2.657 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.920 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) opted for repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.080 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.978 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a new "The InBetween" (2.701 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.763 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.641 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.702 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - First Responders Live
+11.11% - Press Your Luck
0.00% - Card Sharks
0.00% - The Amazing Race 31
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-20.00% - The InBetween (vs. 6/5/19)
-25.00% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Press Your Luck (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeats))
+63.64% - Card Sharks (vs. Modern Family/American Housewife (Repeats))
+60.00% - The Amazing Race 31 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+60.00% - Match Game (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
0.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
-22.22% - MasterChef
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-40.00% - First Responders Live (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back)
-40.00% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))

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," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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