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Fox Tops Wednesday as ‘American Idol’ Prepares to Bid Adieu

NBC's 'Heartbeat' is a Goner

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, April 6 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:

Fox: 10.45 million, CBS: 7.76, ABC: 5.71, NBC: 3.92, CW: 2.00

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 3.2 rating/11 share, ABC: 1.5/ 5, CBS: 1.4/ 5, NBC: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.7/ 3

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 6.90 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 8.81 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Heartbeat
Viewers: 4.41 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#5)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 8.86 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.28 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Golbergs
Viewers: 6.14 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.22 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Heartbeat
Viewers: 3.85 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 10.30 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.20 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 7.41 million (#3), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 7.42 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.70 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4t)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 11.27 million (#1), A18-49: 4.1/14 (#1)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.78 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4t)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 5.51 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 7.23 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.99 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 11.38 million (#1), A18-49: 4.3/14 (#1)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.74 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 4.27 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 7.09 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 3.86 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 4.03 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 6.79 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 3.97 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

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 CBS

    “CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS” WINS

    ITS REGULARLY SCHEDULED TIME PERIOD IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS

    “SURVIVOR” ON PAR WITH WEEK AGO AGAINST FINAL PERFORMANCE HOUR OF

    “AMERICAN IDOL”

    At 8:00 PM, SURVIVOR averaged 9.02m, 1.9 in A18-49 and 2.8 in A25-54 opposite the final performance hour of “American Idol.”

    At 9:00 PM, a special CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS averaged 7.33m, 1.2 in A18-49 and 1.8 in A25-54.

    At 10:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS was first in viewers (6.94m), A18-49 (1.2) and A25-54 (1.7).

  2. FROM NBC

    “Heartbeat” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Maintains its full rating from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7), as well as adults, men and women 18-34, airing against the penultimate episode of Fox’s “American idol.”

    · Will grow with time-shifted viewing and VOD – last week’s “Heartbeat” increased by +21% in 18-49 (0.90 to 1.09) and811,000 viewers overall (4.8 million to 5.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    An encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Grows half-hour to half-hour by +14% in adults 18-49 (0.7 to 0.8) and +33% in women 18-34 (0.6 to 0.8).

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

    A rebroadcast “Chicago P.D.” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Retains 100% of its lead-in in adults 18-49 and grows versus lead-in in adults, men and women 25-54.

    · Despite the 10 p.m. hour, maintains its full adult 18-49 rating from half-hour to half-hour (0.8 vs. 0.8) and increases in men 18-34 (0.3 to 0.4) and total viewers (3.9 million to 4.0 million).

    · 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,” 2.7/7; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.9/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/4 with an encore.

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

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/3 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” (1.0/3). 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 0.3/3 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.

  3. I think they should use Empire at 8PM next year. Seems this is the only show that was really unaffected by a long hiatus.

    Heartbeat has earned its cancellation stripes.

    • Heartbeat is a goner. And Empire at 8 p.m. on Wednesday would be the perfect lead-in for the upcoming spin-off tentatively titled Star.

    • You’re not wrong at all and I’m not disagreeing with you.

      I was just shocked reading you how the bar got lowered again and a show not collapsing after a few weeks off the air is now considered worthy of praise…

  4. So FOX benched Rosewood to try and support Empire and prevent erosion, but renewed Walden and Newman.

    Can you spell “cognitive dissonance”?