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Updated Wednesday Ratings: NBC and Fox Share Victory

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, January 17 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

NBC: 6.45 million, CBS: 6.36, Fox: 5.05, ABC: 4.85, CW: 1.04

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 1.4 rating/5 share, ABC and NBC: 1.3/ 5 each, CBS: 1.2/ 4, CW: 0.4/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.47 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 6.83 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Blacklist (100th episode)
Viewers: 6.66 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3t)

Fox – The X-Files
Viewers: 3.98 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3t)

CW – Riverdale
Viewers: 1.53 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Speechless
Viewers: 4.78 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 6.85 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist (100th episode)
Viewers: 6.38 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3t)

Fox – The X-Files
Viewers: 3.89 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3t)

CW – Riverdale
Viewers: 1.36 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 6.17 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

CBS – SEAL Team
Viewers: 6.79 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.16 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

Fox – 9-1-1
Viewers: 6.07 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

CW – Dynasty
Viewers: 698,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – American Housewife
Viewers: 4.99 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

CBS – SEAL Team
Viewers: 6.48 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.22 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

Fox – 9-1-1
Viewers: 6.24 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

CW – Dynasty
Viewers: 588,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game
Viewers: 3.43 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 5.71 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.75 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game
Viewers: 3.25 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 5.48 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.51 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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 ABC

    ABC Wednesday Prime (8-11pm – 4.8 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): Posting week to week increases for each of its Wednesday comedies, ABC ranked #2 on the night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5-tie), coming within 1-tenth of tying Fox for #1 (The X-Files/9-1-1 = 1.4/5).

    · ABC’s Modern Family emerged as Wednesday’s #1 TV show in Adults 18-49 (tied with Fox’s 9-1-1) and ABC’s The Goldbergs came in next at #3 on the night.

    · ABC’s Wednesday primetime delivery built week to week in Total Viewers (+4% – 4.8 million vs. 4.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+8% – 1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5), equaling its top rating on the night with series programming since season premiere Wednesday (on 9/27/17).

    · At 8pm, The Goldbergs grew over the previous week in Total Viewers (+7% – 6.5 million vs. 6.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% – 1.7/7 vs. 1.5/6), drawing its biggest audience in nearly 1 year and a best-since-premiere young adult number – since 2/15/17 and 9/27/17, respectively. The ABC comedy won its half-hour by 21% in Adults 18-49 over runner-up CBS’ The Amazing Race (1.7/7 vs. 1.4/5).

    · At 8:30pm, Speechless rose for the 2nd straight week in viewers (+7% – 4.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and young adults (+8% – 1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4) to best-since-premiere results – since 9/27/17.

    At 9pm, Modern Family gained 7% week to week in Total Viewers (6.2 million vs. 5.8 million) and 13% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 vs. 1.6/6) to its highest numbers since October – since 10/18/17 and 10/11/17, respectively. Modern Family won its half-hour over Fox’s 9-1-1 by 6% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 vs. 1.7/6).

    · In the 9:30pm half-hour, ABC’s American Housewife grew by 11% over the prior week in viewers (5.0 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 8% in young Adults (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4), marking 3-month highs on both counts – since 10/18/17.

  2. FROM NBC
    THE 100TH EPISODE OF “THE BLACKLIST” EQUALS THE SHOW’S 18-49 HIGH SINCE NOVEMBER 2016 AND DELIVERS ITS MOST-WATCHED EPISODE SINCE MAY 2016

    IT’S THE 4TH-STRAIGH “BLACKLIST” TO INCREASE IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    “CHICAGO P.D.” GROWS TO EQUAL ITS HIGHEST REGULAR-SLOT RATING IN THE PAST YEAR

    NBC’S WEDNESDAY TAKES THE NIGHT IN TOTAL VIEWERS FOR A 4TH STRAIGHT WEEK, FINISHES WITHIN 0.1 OF THE 18-49 WIN

    WEEK TO WEEK, “BLACKLIST,” “SVU” & “P.D.” ALL GROW IN 18-49

    L+3: LAST WEEK’S “CHICAGO P.D.” GENERATED THE BIGGEST L+3 LIFT OF THE NIGHT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    Wednesday Primetime Results:

    NBC wins Wednesday night in total viewers, its fourth consecutive Wednesday win by that measure, and finishes within 0.1 of a point of the Wednesday win in 18-49.

    The 100th episode of “The Blacklist” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Delivers the show’s most-watched episode since its third season finale on May 19, 2016 (6.9 million viewers Thursday at 9 p.m.).

    · Scores the show’s highest rating since its season premiere (1.1 on Sept. 27) and equals its high since Nov. 10, 2016 (1.2 Thursday at 10 p.m.).

    · Increases +10% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0) and +6% in total viewers (6.522 million vs. 6.155 million).

    · Is the fourth straight “Blacklist” original to grow in total viewers (from 5.041 million on Nov. 8 to 5.892 million on Nov. 15 to 6.023 million on Jan. 3 to 6.155 million Jan. 10 to 6.522 million last night).

    · Ranks #2 in the competitive timeslot in total viewers.

    · 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 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” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Is up +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.3) and +2% in total viewers (6.190 million vs. 6.057 million).

    · Equals its high 18-49 rating since Nov. 29

    · Ranks #2 in the highly competitive timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers.

    · Builds by +27% 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.” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Grows +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.3).

    · Equals the show’s highest regular-slot 18-49 rating in the past year (since Jan. 18, 2017, 1.5).

    · Wins the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure (including a tie in men 18-34).

    · Has won the slot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 27 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016.

    · 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,” 2.2/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.8/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.7/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 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,” 0.3/3.

    · 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. Damn those are some terrible numbers for Dynasty! They will only get worse when it gets shipped off to Fridays.

  4. NBC Wednesdays have been really doing well lately leading in total viewers as all three shows are up from where they were back in the fall I think The Blacklist improving lately is helping things out right now. SVU is doing a great job against stiffer competition and Chicago PD is killing off the competition as it seems to be back to the levels it was at from the year before.

    CBS should’ve probably went with SWAT at 9pm that might’ve helped Criminal Minds which might be in its final season.

    X-Files did better this week for FOX so that’s gotta be a good sign.

    Riverdale and Dynasty have been at the same level for awhile nothing has really changed since the fall although I’m interested in Dynasty’s ratings moving to Fridays I actually think they won’t change too much or at all so the show should be a good fit on the new night this March.

    • I wonder why the renewed interest in Blacklist?
      I agree with JimU above…I think Dynasty will fall even further when it shifts to Friday.

    • NBC is enjoying these numbers. Remember when Criminal Minds use to kill it against SVU? Then it started dropping with age. SVU just sorta remained the same. Now PD beats Criminal Minds at 10PM

      The Blacklist had a very enjoyable 100th episode last night. NBC press release says this ist he highest rated episode since May 2016. Best Demo since Nov 2016. The only bad thing . . . is the Blacklist is NOT a an 8PM show. It has a lot of dark content. I expect NBC to renew it for a season 6.

      X Files ratings shock me but episode 3 was the best episode in a while. It was very classic X files esque. FOX has to be over the moon about 911’s numbers. They really want their new show the Resident to work too

      • Yeah CM used to give SVU all kind of trouble so CM is probably an example of a timeslot show as it moves to 10pm with age it struggles badly against Chicago PD even this week a rerun tied it.

        The Blacklist seems to have gotten some of its older viewers back on board as I’ve heard its been good lately. What’s weird about The Blacklist is that even though it’s not an 8pm show its performing better there than it did at 9pm or 10pm in the past two seasons.

        X-Files is steady for FOX which is a good thing and 9-1-1 is a legit hit for them but The Resident looks like a flop and I watched the pilot it was pretty bad too so I see no pickup there on it.