Posted in:

CBS and Fox Share Wednesday Leadership

'Empire' Tops Evening on Fox

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, April 19 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.56 million, Fox: 7.00, ABC: 3.96, NBC: 3.95, CW: 1.03

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 2.4 rating/8 share, CBS: 1.7/ 6, ABC: 1.0/ 4, NBC: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.3/ 1

———-

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle (R)
Viewers: 4.53 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 8.73 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Heartbeat
Viewers: 4.18 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Rosewood
Viewers: 4.27 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1t)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 2.22 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

———-

8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs (R)
Viewers: 4.12 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.64 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Heartbeat
Viewers: 3.90 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Rosewood
Viewers: 4.91 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 1.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

———-

9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 4.17 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 9.08 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.60 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 9.16 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/12 (#1)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 935,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

———-

9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish (R)
Viewers: 3.57 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 8.94 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.89 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 9.68 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/12 (#1)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 850,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

———-

10:00 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 3.72 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 7.54 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Blinbdspot
Viewers: 4.04 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

———

10:30 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 3.61 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 7.42 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Blinbdspot
Viewers: 4.06 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

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.

3811 posts

11 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. FROM NBC

    “HEARTBEAT” GROWS VERSUS ITS PRIOR TELECAST, CURRENTLY UP +14% OR 0.1 OF A POINT, DESPITE LAST WEEK’S PREEMPTION

    Wednesday Primetime Results:

    “Heartbeat” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Is currently up +14% or 0.1 of a point versus its prior telecast in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7 on April 6) and +4% in total viewers (4.042 million vs. 3.902 million), despite last week’s preemption (pending updates).

    · Maintains its full rating from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8).

    · Will grow with time-shifted viewing and VOD – the prior “Heartbeat” telecast increased by +27% in 18-49 (0.66 to 0.84) and 810,000 viewers overall (3.9 million to 4.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    · Upscale: “Heartbeat” has delivered a solidly upscale audience, indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current,” including L+3).

    An encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Grows half-hour to half-hour in most key measures, including gains of +8% in total viewers (3.6 million to 3.9 million) and+20% in adults 25-54 (1.0 to 1.2).

    · Is currently matching its 18-49 average for rebroadcasts during the month of April 2015 (0.8 vs. 0.8, pending updates), when it did not face competition from “Empire.”

    A rebroadcast “Chicago P.D.” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Is currently tied for #2 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54 versus original ABC and CBS drama competition, pending updates.

    · Ranks #2 outright among those nets in total viewers and all key adult-male demos.

    · Equals its average for April 2015 encores in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8).

    Note that the NBC affiliate in Portland carried NBA basketball.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/4.

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

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 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” (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS’s first-run “Late Late Show” (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied “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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

  2. FROM CBS

    CBS Wednesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “SURVIVOR” SWEEPS TIME PERIOD WITH GROWTH IN

    VIEWERS, A18-49 AND A25-54

    “CRIMINAL MINDS” UP IN VIEWERS AND A25-54

    “CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS” WINS TIME PERIOD

    IN ALL KEY MEASURES

    CBS WINS WEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS

    · At 8:00 PM, SURVIVOR was first in viewers (9.19m, up +10% from 8.39m), A18-49 (2.0, up +5% from 1.9) and A25-54 (2.8, up +8% from 2.6).

    · At 9:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS averaged 9.01m (up +2% from 8.81m), 1.7 in A18-49 (nc) and 2.4 in A25-54 (up +4% from 2.3).

    · At 10:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS was first in viewers (7.48m), A18-49 (1.3) and A25-54 (1.9).

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (8.56m).

  3. Heartbeat isn’t going to come back. The worse that show does the better it looks for Mysteries of Laura. Chicago Justice has to go somewhere.

    • Blindspot is doing even worse.

      Loads of ratings pain for NBC next year… for no discernible reason.

      • Blindspot has definitely lost steam. I would not leave it in the Monday 10 p.m. hour next season.

        • If you peered closely, the half-hour drop of the pilot was already telegraphing trouble.

          I just looked over the ratings for the season and the interesting (ie. odd) thing is that it ratcheted down.

          It would keep its rating for a 2-3 weeks and then drop a million viewers (rinse and repeat).

          A much less linear trajectory than you’d usually see.

          Of course, the red flap should have been up when you saw “a Greg Berlanti Production” on the show (your guarantee of a flop). 😉

  4. That’s a bad dip in ratings for Empire.

    Clearly the ship is listing to post and may not make it back to port.

    Of course it’s still better than the dismal results of the rest of the night.

    Wow!! How depressing!!!

    It really feels like we’re witnessing the end of a once great industry.