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‘The CMA Awards’ Lead ABC to Wednesday Victory

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, November 8, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 14.29 million, CBS: 6.46, NBC: 5.01, Fox: 4.60, CW: 1.11

-Adults 18-49:

ABC: 3.2 rating/12 share, Fox: 1.5/ 6, CBS: 1.1/ 4, NBC: 0.9/ 3, CW: 0.4/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The 51st Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 14.95 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/12 (#1)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 7.58 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#3)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 5.22 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 5.21 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#2)

CW – Riverdale
Viewers: 1.61 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The 51st Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 15.53 million (#1), A18-49: 3.4/13 (#1)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 7.87 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#3)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 4.75 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 5.60 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#2)

CW – Riverdale
Viewers: 1.51 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The 51st Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 15.53 million (#1), A18-49: 3.6/13 (#1)

CBS – SEAL Team
Viewers: 6.32 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 4.71 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Star
Viewers: 3.90 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#4)

CW – Dynasty
Viewers: 751,0000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The 51st Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 14.45 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/12 (#1)

CBS – SEAL Team
Viewers: 6.01 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.08 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Star
Viewers: 3.66 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

CW – Dynasty
Viewers: 693,0000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The 51st Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 13.21 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/12 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 5.58 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 5.28 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The 51st Annual CMA Awards
Viewers: 12.04 million (#1), A18-49: 2.7/11 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 5.37 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 4.99 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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  • FROM NBC

    Wednesday Primetime Results:

    “The Blacklist” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Grows +13% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.8) and retains 97% in total viewers (4.988 million vs. 5.156 million). Note: Last week’s telecast has been adjusted to a 0.8 by Nielsen.
    · Equals its high in 18-49 since Oct. 11 (1.0).
    · Is up +13% in 18-49 versus where the show was running at the end of last season on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. during the May sweep (0.9 vs. 0.8) and is up +3% in total viewers (4.988 million vs. 4.860 million).
    · Will grow dramatically via time-shifting and VOD – “Blacklist” is increasing by +75% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.97 to a 1.70) and +3.2 million viewers overall (5.7 million to 8.9 million).
    · Upscale: “Blacklist” delivers a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 128 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

    “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):
    · Finishes within 0.1 of a rating point of the slot lead among Big 4 regular programs (excludes ABC’s “CMA Awards”) in adults 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.2 for Fox’s “Star”).
    · Finishes within 0.1 of a point of its prior original in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.2 on Oct. 26), despite last week’s encore telecast.
    · Builds by +22% on its lead-in in 18-49.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “SVU” has grown by +73% this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.28 to a 2.22) and +2.9 million viewers overall (5.7 million to 8.6 million). When projected non-linear viewing is included, the L+7 18-49 rating increases to a 2.71.

    “Chicago P.D.” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Ties “Criminal Minds” for #2 in the 10 p.m. hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49.
    · Ties for #1 among regular programs on those nets in adults 18-49 (excludes ABC’s “CMA Awards”).
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +90% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.17 to a 2.22) and +4.1 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 10.2 million). With the addition of projected non-linear ratings, the L+7 figure grows to a 2.53.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.5/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.3/6.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.4/3 with an encore; “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 1.4/5 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,” 1.2/4 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,” 0.2/2.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    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.

  • FROM ABC

    ABC Wednesday Prime (8-11pm – 14.3 million and 3.2/12 in AD18-49):
    Featuring its broadcast of The 51st Annual CMA Awards, ABC finished a dominant #1 on Wednesday night, winning all 6 half-hours of the night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. During primetime, ABC more than doubled its closest competition, leading CBS by 7.8 million viewers (+120% – 14.3 million vs. 6.5 million) and Fox by 113% in Adults 18-49 (3.2/12 vs. 1.5/6). In fact, among Adults 18-49, ABC delivered the highest rating for any network on any night this season with entertainment programming.

    · ABC’s CMA Awards qualified as Wednesday’s definitive #1 TV program, outdistancing runners-up CBS’ Survivor by 86% with viewers (14.3 million vs. 7.7 million from 8-9pm) and Fox’s Empire by 78% with young adults (3.2/12 vs. 1.8/7 from 8-9pm).

    · The CMA Awards grew by double digits year over year with Total Viewers (+14% -14.3 million vs. 12.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 3.2/12 vs. 2.9/9), drawing its biggest audience in 3 years – since 2014.

    · In viewers and young adults, ABC built to Wednesday season highs with its largest overall audience on the night in 3 years and its top Adult 18-49 rating with entertainment programming in 2 years – since 11/5/14 and 11/4/15, respectively.

    · ABC’s CMA Awards outdelivered CBS’ April airing of the ACM Awards by 31% in Total Viewers and by 52% among Adults 18-49 (10.9 million and 2.1/8 on 4/2/17).

  • Louis

    Are the Chicago shows dropping from previous years?

    • renamoretti1

      I checked but last year no Chicago show ran against the CMA.

      For the comparable week Chicago PD was at 5.7 million, so higher (but not against the CMA so probably not really significant).

  • renamoretti1

    Scripted TV once again trounced and flattened by the CMS (which is not so bad) and Survivor!!!!

    But we’re supposed to think that it’s because those shows are awesome… 🙁