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‘Second Chance’ on Fox Falls 19 Percent From Already Lackluster Series-Opener

Wednesday Overnight Ratings Scorecard

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 5.0/8
NBC: 4.5/ 7
Fox: 4.4/ 7
ABC: 3.7/ 6
CW: 1.6/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
ABC: +37, NBC: +15, CW: – 6, CBS: -18, Fox: -44

8:00 p.m.
ABC – The Middle: 4.8/ 8 (#2)
CBS – 2 Broke Girls: 4.4/ 7 (#4)
NBC – The Mysteries of Laura: 4.5/ 7 (#3)
Fox – American Idol: 6.2/10 (#1)
CW – Arrow: 2.0/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – The Goldbergs: 3.9/ 6 (#4)
CBS – Mike & Molly: 4.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – The Mysteries of Laura: 4.4/ 7 (#3)
Fox – American Idol: 6.5/10 (#1)
CW – Arrow: 1.8/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – Modern Family R: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
CBS – Criminal Minds: 5.9/ 9 (#1)
NBC – Law & Order: SVU: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
Fox – Second Chance: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CW – Supernatural: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – blackish: 3.9/ 6 (#3)
CBS – Criminal Minds: 5.8/ 9 (#1)
NBC – Law & Order: SVU: 4.7/ 7 (#2)
Fox – Second Chance: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – Supernatural: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – American Crime: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – Code Black: 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – Chicago PD: 4.5/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – American Crime: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – Code Black: 4.5/ 8 (#1)
NBC – Chicago PD: 4.3/ 8 (#2)

Written by Marc Berman

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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  1. FROM NBC

    CHICAGO FIRE” DOMINATES AT 10 P.M., WINNING AMONG ABC, CBS & NBC IN ALL KEY MEASURES, WITH A +50% MARGIN IN ADULTS 18-49

    “CHICAGO MED” DOUBLES NBC’S JANUARY AVERAGE IN THE TIME PERIOD LAST YEAR

    “HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT” HITS NEW SEASON HIGHS IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

    Updated Tuesday Primetime Results (key updates in red):

    “Chicago Fire” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Wins the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure with its first regular-slot original since Dec. 8.

    · Dominates among those networks by a +50% margin (1.8 vs. 1.2 for CBS’s #2 “Limitless”).

    · Is up +13% versus its average last season when airing without a “Voice” lead-in in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.6).

    · Maintains 100% of its prior telecast in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.8 for a 9 p.m. crossover episode on Jan. 5) and is up +10% in total viewers (8.159 million vs. 7.426 million).

    · Will add substantial audience via time-shifting and VOD — The previous telecast of “Chicago Fire” grew by +48% in 18-49 (1.83 to 2.71) and 3.2 million viewers (7.4 million to 10.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    “Chicago Med” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Doubles NBC’s January average in the slot last year (1.6 vs. 0.8 for comedies) and is up +186% in total viewers (7.050 million vs. 2.463 million).

    · Builds +23% on its lead-in in 18-49 and +52% in total viewers.

    · Pulls within 0.2 of the slot lead in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.8 for CBS’s “NCIS: New Orleans”) after CBS had led by 1.1 points in the prior hour.

    · Leads the time period among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-34, men 18-34 (tie), women 18-34 and women 18-49 (tie).

    · Will add substantial audience via time-shifting and VOD — The prior telecast of “Chicago Med” increased by +51% in 18-49 (1.88 to 2.84) and 3.4 million viewers (8.4 million to 11.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    “Hollywood Game Night” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Hits new season highs in 18-49 and total viewers.

    · Grows +18% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.1) and +6% in total viewers (4.637 million vs. 4.369 million).

    · Ranks #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.