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CBS Tops Pre-Holiday Wednesday

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, December 21 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 5.72 million, ABC: 3.33, NBC: 3.26, Fox: 3.21, CW: 732,000

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.0 rating/4 share, ABC: 0.8/ 3, NBC and Fox: 0.7/ 3 each, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs (R)
Viewers: 4.18 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – Undercover Boss (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.73 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1t)

NBC – Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (R)
Viewers: 3.32 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3t)

Fox – Lethal Weapon (R)
Viewers: 3.71 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3t)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas
Viewers: 912,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Speechless (R)
Viewers: 3.43 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#2)

CBS – Undercover Boss (season premiere)
Viewers: 6.03 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (R)
Viewers: 2.72 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Lethal Weapon (R)
Viewers: 3.85 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas
Viewers: 744,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 3.95 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Undercover
Viewers: 5.13 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.05 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

Fox – Lethal Weapon (R)
Viewers: 2.71 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas
Viewers: 655,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish (R)
Viewers: 2.98 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Undercover
Viewers: 5.54 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.59 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

Fox – Lethal Weapon (R)
Viewers: 2.57 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas
Viewers: 611,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Game Changers with Robin Roberts
Viewers: 2.75 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Code Black
Viewers: 6.08 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 3.49 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Game Changers with Robin Roberts
Viewers: 2.68 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Code Black
Viewers: 5.80 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 3.42 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

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 NBC

    Wednesday Primetime Ratings:

    An encore telecast of “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the slot among the Big 4 networks in kids 2-11 (with a 0.7 rating) and ties for #2 in adults 18-34.
    · Despite this year’s later airdate, retains 100% of last year’s encore in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8 from 8-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015) and grows in total viewers (3.022 million vs. 3.010 million).

    A rebroadcast “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):
    · Grows +17% from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (0.6 to 0.7), by +25% in adults 25-54 (0.8 to 1.0) and by +17% in total viewers (3.1 million to 3.6 million).

    An encore telecast of “Chicago P.D.” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Versus original competition on ABC and CBS, ties for #1 among those nets in men 18-34 and ranks #2 in most other key measures.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  2. FROM CBS

    Wednesday Primetime Ratings:

    An encore telecast of “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the slot among the Big 4 networks in kids 2-11 (with a 0.7 rating) and ties for #2 in adults 18-34.
    · Despite this year’s later airdate, retains 100% of last year’s encore in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8 from 8-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015) and grows in total viewers (3.022 million vs. 3.010 million).

    A rebroadcast “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):
    · Grows +17% from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (0.6 to 0.7), by +25% in adults 25-54 (0.8 to 1.0) and by +17% in total viewers (3.1 million to 3.6 million).

    An encore telecast of “Chicago P.D.” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Versus original competition on ABC and CBS, ties for #1 among those nets in men 18-34 and ranks #2 in most other key measures.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.