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CBS and Fox Share Midweek Dominance

Updated Fast Affiliate Ratings Scorecard

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, May 11 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 7.11 million, Fox: 6.99, NBC: 5.65, ABC: 5.56, CW: 1.97

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 2.4 rating/8 share, ABC: 1.5/ 5, CBS: 1.4/ 5, NBC: 1.2/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 6.63 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.47 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Heartbeat
Viewers: 4.39 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Rosewood
Viewers: 3.99 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.23 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.13 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.39 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Heartbeat
Viewers: 4.22 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Rosewood
Viewers: 4.54 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.16 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 7.12 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 6.21 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.82 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 9.50 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/12 (#1)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.79 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 5.42 million (#4), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 5.83 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.09 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 9.93 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/12 (#1)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.72 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 4.26 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 5.86 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.53 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 3.81 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 5.91 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.84 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. From ABC

    ABC Wednesday Prime (8-11pm – 5.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): ABC took second place on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5)to Fox with Empire, leading CBS by 7% (1.4/5) and NBC by 25% (1.2/4). ABC’s Wednesday night delivery held exactly even week to week with each of its programs pacing within 1-tenth of the prior Wednesday delivery.

    · ABC’s Modern Family ranked as Wednesday’s #2 TV series in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7 – tie) to Empire, The Goldbergs ranked #4(1.8/7), while The Middle (1.6/6) and black-ish tied at #5 (1.6/5).

    The Middle/The Goldbergs (8-9pm – 6.4 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49): Taking second to CBS’ Survivor from 8-9pm in Adults 18-49,ABC’s The Middle (1.6/6) and The Goldbergs (1.8/7) dominated their scripted competition in the hour by 55% over Fox’s Rosewood (1.1/4) and by 143% over NBC’s Heartbeat (0.7/3). The Goldbergs was up 20% week to week in Teens 12-17 to a 5-week high – since 4/6/16.

    Modern Family/black-ish (9-10pm – 6.3 million and 1.8/6 in AD18-49): Opposite Fox’s Empire in the 9pm hour, ABC ran a strong second in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6) with Modern Family and black-ish beating NBC (+29% – 1.4/5 for L&O:SVU) and CBS (+64% – 1.1/4 for Criminal Minds Beyond Borders).

    · Modern Family grew 17% week to week in Teens 12-17 to a 5-week high – since 4/6/16. black-ish held even in Adults 18-49at a 7-week high and spiked 33% in Teens 12-17 to its highest rating since February – since 3/23/16 and 2/24/16, respectively.

    Nashville (10-11pm – 4.0 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49): At 10pm, ABC’s Nashville gained Viewers for the 3rd straight week (+3% – 4.0 million vs. 3.9 million) and was up in Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/3 vs. 0.8/3) over its National rating and even with its week-ago Fast Affiliate number. Nashville Playback – Season to Date/Last Wednesday: ABC’s Nashville is Wednesday’s biggest percentage gaineron the broadcast networks this season among Adults 18-49 in both L+3 (+60% – from a 1.0 rating in L+SD to a 1.6) and L+7 (+80% – 1.0 in L+SD to 1.8) playback. Last Wednesday (5/4/16), Nashville was the night’s top gainer on the major networks with a +75% jump over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating after just 3 days of TV playback (0.8 rating to 1.4 rating).

  2. FROM NBC

    “SVU” GROWS +27% WEEK TO WEEK IN 18-49, “CHICAGO P.D.” IS UP +8%

    “P.D.” LOCKS UP THE 10 P.M. HOUR AMONG ABC-CBS-NBC IN EVERY KEY MEASURE

    “HEARTBEAT” GROWS +4% WEEK TO WEEK IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    Wednesday Primetime Results:

    “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Grows +27% week to week in adult 18-49 rating (1.4 vs. 1.1) and +13% in total viewers (5.957 million vs. 5.259 million).

    · Increases week to week by +27% in women 18-34 (1.4 vs. 1.1), +27% in women 18-49 (1.9 vs. 1.5) and +21% in women 25-54 (2.3 vs. 1.9).

    · Builds by +100% on its lead-in in 18-49 and +38% in total viewers.

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD:

    · L+3: The previous week’s “SVU” increased by +81% in 18-49 (1.07 to 1.94) and 2.2 million viewers (5.3 million to 7.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    · L+7: “Law & Order: SVU” has grown by +70% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.66 to a 2.82) and 3.0 million viewers overall (7.1 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    “Chicago P.D.” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Wins the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure.

    · Grows +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.1) and +6% in total viewers (6.686 million vs. 6.318 million).

    · Has now finished #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 versus the time period’s regular ABC and CBS drama competition with 34 of its last 35 regular-slot originals.

    · Despite the 10 p.m. hour, grows +7% from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (1.4 to 1.5), +11% in adults 25-54 (1.8 to 2.0) and +5% in total viewers (6.5 million to 6.8 million).

    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD:

    · L+3: The previous week’s “P.D.” grew by +56% in 18-49 (from a 1.27 to a 1.98) and 2.6 million viewers overall (6.3 million to 8.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    · L+7: “Chicago P.D.” has increased by +70% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.58 to a 2.69) and 3.6 million viewers overall (6.9 million to 10.5 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    “Heartbeat” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Grows +4% week to week in total viewers (4.307 million vs. 4.151 million).

    · Maintains 100% week to week in men 18-49, adults 18-34, men 18-34 and adults, men and women 25-54.

    · Will grow significantly with time-shifted viewing and VOD:

    · L+3: the prior “Heartbeat” telecast grown by +24% in 18-49 (0.75 to 0.93) and 697,000 viewers overall (4.2 million to 4.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    · L+7: “Heartbeat” has increased by +30% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.79 to a 1.03) and 1.1 million viewersoverall (4.4 million to 5.5 million) going from L+SD to L+7

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night (the Houston and Denver markets are currently excluded):

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.5/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.0/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 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, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).

    · 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.

  3. FROM CBS

    CBS Wednesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    THE PENULTIMATE EPISODE OF “SURVIVOR” SWEEPS ITS

    TIME PERIOD IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS

    CBS WINSWEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS

    · At 8:00 PM, SURVIVOR was first in viewers (9.43m), A18-49 (2.1 nc) and A25-54 (2.9). SURVIVOR’s two-hour finale will be broadcast next Wednesday.

    · At 9:00 PM, a special CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS averaged 6.02m, 1.1 in A18-49 and 1.5 in A25-54.

    · At 10:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS averaged 5.89m, 1.1 in A18-49 and 1.5 in A25-54.

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (7.11m).

  4. ABC just swung the ax. NASHVILLE HAS BEEN CANCELED.

    I’d be shocked if NBC leaves this night in tact in the Fall. Some of these shows need to move to Thursday asap. I pick SVU

  5. CONTAINMENT canceled at the CW

    Of course today the CW will pick up a second season of Supergirl from CBS