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Updated Wednesday Ratings: CBS and Fox Split Leadership

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, April 26, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 6.59 million, NBC: 5.33, Fox: 4.76, ABC: 4.75, CW: 1.21

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 1.4 rating/6 share, ABC and NBC: 1.2/ 5 each, NBC: 1.1/ 4, CW: 0.4/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.24 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 8.48 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 4.68 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Shots Fired
Viewers: 3.26 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 1.57 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Speechless
Viewers: 4.48 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 8.30 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 4.25 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3t)

Fox – Shots Fired
Viewers: 3.39 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3t)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 1.44 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 4.37 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 6.92 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.16 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 6.11million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 964,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 4.20 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 6.68 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.40 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 6.30 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 877,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.30 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.80 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.41 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 4.90 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2))

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.39 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.06 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#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

    “CHICAGO P.D.” WINS AT 10 P.M. — IT’S THE 13TH STRAIGHT “P.D.” ORIGINAL TO WIN THE WEDNEDAY 10 P.M. HOUR VS. ITS ABC-CBS COMPETITON

    WITH THEIR FIRST ORIGINALS IN THREE WEEKS, “BLINDSPOT” DELIVERS ITS MOST-WATCHED EPISODE SINCE FEB. 8 AND “SVU” CAPTURES ITS MOST-WATCHED SINCE FEB. 22

    “BLINDSPOT” MAINTAINS 100% IN 18-49, EQUALS ITS 18-49 HIGH SINCE FEB. 8; “SVU” MAINTAINS 100% OF THE 1.1 IN FAST-AFFILIATE RATINGS FOR ITS PRIOR ORIGINAL

    L+7: “BLINDSPOT” IS GROWING BY +74% THIS SEASON, “SVU” BY +75% AND “CHICAGO P.D.” BY +73% GOING FROM L+SD TO L+7

    Wednesday Primetime Ratings:

    Note the NBC station in San Francisco carried Major League Baseball.

    “Chicago P.D.” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the 10 p.m. hour among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in 18-49, total viewers and adults, men and women 25-54 (including a tie in women 25-54).
    · It’s the 13th straight “P.D.” original to win the 10 p.m. hour versus its ABC and CBS competition in 18-49 (L+SD).
    · With its first original in three weeks, retains 92% of its prior first-run in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.3 on April 5) and 96% in total viewers (6.235 million vs. 6.517 million).
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +73% in 18-49 rating so far this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.38 to a 2.39) and more than +3.6 million viewers overall (6.5 million to 10.2 million).

    “Law & Order: SVU” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):
    · Generates its most-watched episode since Feb. 22 (5.8 million).
    · With its first original in three weeks, retains 100% of its 1.1 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings for the show’s previous first-run episode on April 5 in 18-49 and 92% versus its 1.2 in official nationals.
    · In total viewers, grows +7% versus its 4.928 million in fast-affiliate ratings on April 5 and +4% versus its 5.071 in official nationals.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “SVU” has grown by +75% so far this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.41 to a 2.47) and +3.0 million viewers overall (6.0 million to 9.0 million).

    “Blindspot” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Equals the show’s top 18-49 rating since Feb. 8 (1.0).
    · On a night of high-rated NBA Playoff coverage on TNT, delivers its most-watched episode since Feb. 8 (4.6 million).
    · Retains 100% versus its prior original of three weeks ago in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9 on April 5) and grows +3% in total viewers (4.463 million vs. 4.336 million).
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “Blindspot” has increased by +74% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.07 to a 1.86) and more than +2.5 million viewers overall (5.1 million to 7.6 million).
    · Upscale: “Blindspot” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 120 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

    For the night, NBC ranks #2 in total viewers.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.3/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/4 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.7/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; 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, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.0/4. 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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.

  2. FROM CBS

    CBS Wednesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “SURVIVOR” AUDIENCE GROWS +6%, REMAINS WEDNESDAY’S
    #1 PROGRAM IN VIEWERS

    “Criminal Minds” Wins its Time Period in Viewers

    CBS Wins the Night in Viewers and A25-54

    · At 8:00 PM, SURVIVOR was first in viewers (8.39m, up +6% from 7.92m from last week’s two-hour edition), A18-49 (1.7, nc) and A25-54 (2.4, nc). SURVIVOR continues to rank as Wednesday’s most watched broadcast.

    · At 9:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (6.80m) and averaged 1.2 in A18-49 and 1.7 in A25-54.

    · At 10:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS averaged 4.59m, 0.8 in A18-49 and 1.1 in A25-54.

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (6.60m), A25-54 (1.8) and second in A18-49 (1.2, tie).

  3. I’ve said it before, but that Survivor towers over the competition tells you how poor the competition is…

  4. Marc I Think that CBS should seriously consider putting some of the bubble shows possibly on their streaming service all access because CBS needs more original content on that service in order to make it viable and it is an absolute waste if they don’t consider putting some of the shows there I mean you couldn’t justify people paying $5.99 For a service that doesn’t have that much original content a good streaming service must have a balance of classic things and whatever else answered original programming like Netflix and Amazon and Hulu plus it would be a win-win for CBS and that shows producers it would also get CBS an option besides cancellation they need the content Mark and it’s clear they do it I mean right now they only have one show originally made that is on that and that is the Good Fight what’s gonna happen with this writer strike is going to happen and I think having shows for that in reserve would be it would also help CBS is much better for them if they have some of the shows that are already familiar with audiences with is much better for them if they have some of the shows that are already familiar with audiences .

    • I doubt putting failed shows on streaming will drive viewership…

      CBS (and all the networks) need hits, but they keep hiring the same flop-makers…