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Updated Wednesday Ratings: 3 Networks — CBS, NBC and Fox — Share Leadership

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, January 31, 2018 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Results for any live event are always approximate.

Total Viewers (in millions):
CBS: 6.164 million, NBC: 6.160, Fox: 4.84, ABC: 3.28, CW: 1.02

Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
Fox: 1.3 rating/5 share, NBC: 1.2/ 5, CBS: 1.1/ 4, ABC: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.3/ 1

Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
Fox: 0.9 rating/5 share, NBC: 0.7/ 4, CBS: 0.6/ 3, ABC: 0.4/ 2, CW: 0.3/ 2

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8:00 PM

ABC – The Goldbergs (R)
Viewers: 4.29 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.1/4 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#4)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 6.80 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.3/5 (#1) Adults 18-34: 0.8/4 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 6.47 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#2)

Fox – The X-Files
Viewers: 3.49 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#3)

CW – Riverdale
Viewers: 1.46 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#5) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#5)

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8:30 PM

ABC – Speechless (R)
Viewers: 3.18 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.5/2 (#3)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 6.29 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#1) Adults 18-34: 0.8/4 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 5.89 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3)

Fox – The X-Files
Viewers: 3.61 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#2)

CW – Riverdale
Viewers: 1.32 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#5) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#5)

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9:00 PM

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 3.48 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.9/3 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.5/2 (#4)

CBS – SEAL Team
Viewers: 6.71 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.47 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.8/4 (#2)

Fox – 9-1-1
Viewers: 6.21 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.7/6 (#1) Adults 18-34: 1.2/6 (#1)

CW – Dynasty
Viewers: 0.66 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5) Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:30 PM

ABC – American Housewife (R)
Viewers: 2.99 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#4)

CBS – SEAL Team
Viewers: 6.44 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.72 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.3/5 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.8/4 (#2)

Fox – 9-1-1
Viewers: 6.04 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.6/6 (#1) Adults 18-34: 1.2/6 (#1)

CW – Dynasty
Viewers: 0.62 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5) Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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10:00 PM

ABC – Match Game
Viewers: 2.86 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 5.48 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.71 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#1) Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#1)

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10:30 PM

ABC – Match Game
Viewers: 2.89 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 5.26 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.70 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#1) Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#1)

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

    CBS Wednesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “THE AMAZING RACE” WINS HOUR IN VIEWERS AND DEMOS

    “SEAL TEAM” RETURNS AND WINS HOUR IN VIEWERS

    “CRIMINAL MINDS” POSTED WEEK-TO-WEEK GAINS IN VIEWERS AND DEMOS

    CBS WINS NIGHT IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 (tie)

    · THE AMAZING RACE returned to a one-hour format last night, winning its time slot in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 with a +6% week-to-week increase in viewers (6.54m from 6.17m), +13% in adults 25-54 (1.8 from 1.6) and even in adults 18-49 (1.2). THE AMAZING RACE won its hour by +6% over its nearest competition (versus 6.18m). This marks the 4th consecutive week THE AMAZING RACE has won its time slot in viewers.

    At 9:00 PM, SEAL TEAM returned after a one-week hiatus to win its hour in viewers (6.58m), even from the January 17th episode in adults 25-54 (1.5).

    At 10:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS finished second in viewers (5.37m, up +1% from last week), adults 25-54 (1.4, +17%) and adults 18-49 (1.0, +11%).

    · For the night, CBS finished first in viewers (6.164m) and adults 25-54 (1.6, tie).

    J NOTES FOR NERDS J:

    Latest Live+7 data for January 17th show SEAL TEAM and CRIMINAL MINDS once again with strong playback audiences. SEAL TEAM gained +3.58m viewers (10.26m from 6.67m) and +0.8 in A18-49 (1.9 from 1.1). CRIMINAL MINDS posted gains of +4.02m viewers (9.65m from 5.63m) and added +1.1 in A18-49 (2.1 from 1.0, more than doubling its delivery).

  2. FROM NBC

    “THE BLACKLIST” EQUALS ITS 18-49 HIGH SINCE NOV. 2016, MAINTAINS 100% OF ITS 100TH-EPISODE RATING OF TWO WEEKS AGO

    “BLACKLIST” & “SVU” ARE COMPETITIVE #2s AT 8-9 P.M., “CHICAGO P.D.” WINS AT 10

    NBC FINISHES WITHIN 0.1 OF THE NIGHTLONG VICTORY IN 18-49, VIRTUALLY TIES FOR #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    Wednesday Primetime Results:

    NBC virtually tied for #1 Wednesday night in total viewers (6.160 million vs. 6.164 million for CBS) and finished within 0.1 of #1 in adults 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.3 for Fox).

    “The Blacklist” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Equals the show’s highest 18-49 rating since Nov. 10, 2016 (1.2 Thursday at 10 p.m.).

    · Maintains 100% of the show’s prior telecast in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1 on Jan. 17 for the show’s 100th episode).

    · Ranks #2 in the competitive timeslot in total viewers and within 0.1 of a point of the timeslot lead (1.1 vs. 1.2 for CBS’ “The Amazing Race”).

    · Finishes a competitive #2 in the hour in total viewers and ties for the slot win among the Big 4 nets in men 18-49 and 25-54.

    · Will grow dramatically via time-shifting and VOD – “Blacklist” is increasing by +74% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.94 to a 1.64) and +3.1 million viewers overall (5.6 million to 8.7 million).

    · Upscale: “Blacklist” delivers a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 127 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

    “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Ranks #2 in the competitive timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.

    · Finishes within 0.1 of its prior original in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.4 on Jan. 17, which equaled the show’s high since Nov. 29).

    · Builds by +18% on its lead-in in 18-49.

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD:

    o “SVU” has grown by +74% 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 (5.9 million to 8.8 million).

    o When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “SVU” 18-49 rating increases to a 3.43.

    “Chicago P.D.” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Wins the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure.

    · Has won the slot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 29 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016.

    · Grows versus its prior original in total viewers (6.708 million vs. 6.663 million on Jan. 17).

    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD:

    o Last week’s “P.D.” grew by +60% in 18-49 (1.29 to 2.07) and more than +3.2 million viewers overall (6.9 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens,

    o It was the biggest L+3 lift of the night in total viewers.

    o L+7: So far this season, “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +91% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.15 to a 2.20) and more than +4.1 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 10.3 million).

    o With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “P.D.” figure grows to a 2.97.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.1/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.7/7; 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,” 0.6/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.4/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    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. Wow at the Blacklist as this is the ratings story of the month for me because The Blacklist looked so dead in that slot the first couple of months of the fall but ever since the quality picked up the viewers have comeback and its been doing nicely for NBC leading off creating a new problem for them in rather or not to keep it there or move it for a show like This Is Us which is rumored to be moving there if Rise does well this spring.

    SVU and Chicago PD been doing nicely as well behind The Blacklist as Chicago PD was the most watched show of the evening for the first time this season finally passing The Amazing Race. Chicago PD has recovered since mid-November from the Sophia Bush fiasco as Tracy Spiridakos has successfully replaced her and she’s way better than her as well.

    Damn NBC got the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics airing in the same week that’s fucking crazy.

    The X-Files seems stable right now haven’t really seen it drop wildly at all this season. It’s right at the same level along with Dynasty and btw I see Dynasty doing just fine on Fridays its gonna be a better fit on that night with these type of numbers. It also hasn’t been under 0.15 at all this season its been at 0.2 all season so for anyone hoping for it to hit at 0.1 it’s not happening.