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Wednesday Final Nationals: CBS and Fox Share Leadership on Thanksgiving Eve

Thanksgiving Eve normally produces lower-than-normal viewing levels and this Wednesday night was no different as CBS led in total viewers (7.77 million) while Fox was best in adults 18-49 (2.2 rating/8 share), adults 18-34 (1.9/9) and adults 25-54 (2.6/8).

While Fox’s “Empire(Women 18-34: 3.6/14; Men 18-34: 2.1/10; Women 18-49: 4.0/13; Men 18-49: 2.3/8) and a two-hour episode of CBS’s “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance(Women 18-34: 1.3/5; Men 18-34: 0.8/4; Women 18-49: 2.1/7; Men 18-49: 1.5/6) were prime time’s two top TV programs, they each dipped to series lows on the low-watched evening overall.

The night’s other original offerings were, as follows:

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Star Wars Special(Women 18-34: 0.4/2; Men 18-34: 0.3/1; Women 18-49: 0.9/3; Men 18-49: 0.6/2)

CBS’s “Code Black(Women 18-34: 1.0/4; Men 18-34: 0.4/2; Women 18-49: 1.6/5; Men 18-49: 1.0/4)

NBC’s “The Making of The Wiz Live(Women 18-34: 0.4/2; Men 18-34: 0.3/1; Women 18-49: 0.7/3; Men 18-49: 0.5/2)

NBC’s “SNL Thanksgiving(Women 18-34: 0.9/4; Men 18-34: 0.4/2; Women 18-49: 1.3/4; Men 18-49: 0.9/3)

Fox’s “Rosewood(Women 18-34: 1.1/5; Men 18-34: 0.8/4; Women 18-49: 1.4/5; Men 18-49: 1.0/4)

CW’s “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (1987) (Women 18-34: 0.3/1; Men 18-34: 0.3/2; Women 18-49: 0.4/1; Men 18-49: 0.4/2)

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/5 4766 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.4/4
8:00 The Middle (r) 4.8/8 5916 0.9 1.3 1.6
8:30 The Goldbergs (r) 4.3/7 5179 0.8 1.3 1.7
9:00 Modern Family (r) 5.1/8 4674 0.7 1.2 1.6
9:31 black-ish (r) 3.8/6 4056 0.7 1.0 1.4
10:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Star Wars Special (s) 3.0/6 2508 0.3 0.7 1.0
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7772 0.9/4 1.6/6 2.3/7
8:00 Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance 5.4/9 8119 1.1 1.8 2.6
10:00 Code Black 4.3/8 7447 0.7 1.3 1.9
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 4190 0.6/2 0.9/3 1.2/4
8:00 The Making of The Wiz Live (s) 4.7/8 2829 0.4 0.6 0.9
9:00 SNL Thanksgiving (s) 4.1/7 3759 0.7 1.1 1.4
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 4.3/8 6923 1.9/9 2.2/8 2.6/8
8:00 Rosewood 3.1/5 4640 1.0 1.2 1.6
9:00 Empire 6.7/11 9205 2.8 3.2 3.7
CW PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.0/2 1723 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
8:00 Movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) 1.0/2 1723 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
UNI PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1984 0.8/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.0/2 1760 0.7/3
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 0.9/2 1699 0.7/3
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.1/2 1935 0.7/2
10:03 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.2/2 2339 0.9/3

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 11/25/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Wednesday, November 25:


  1. “Alaskan Bush People” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 3.629 million

  2. Movie: “Despicable Me” (2010) (Disney Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.565

  3. Movie: “Once Upon a Holiday” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 3.080

  4. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 2.495

  5. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 2.493

  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 2.431

  7. “Good Luck Charlie” (Disney Channel, 9:45 p.m.): 2.347

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): 2.288

  9. “The O’Reilly Factor Special” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 2.246

  10. “Property Brothers Home on the Ranch” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 2.216

  11. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 2.184

  12. Movie: “Regular Show: The Movie” (Cartoon Network, 7 p.m.): 2.169

  13. “K.C. Undercover” (Disney Channel, 10:10 p.m.): 2.045

  14. “NCIS” (USA, 9 p.m.): 2.009

  15. “NCIS” (USA, 8 p.m.): 1.984

  16. “BUNK’D” (Disney Channel, 10:35 p.m.): 1.958

  17. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.947

  18. “The Kelly File Special” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 1.884

  19. Movie: “A Bride for Christmas” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.): 1.821

  20. “NCIS” (USA, 10 p.m.): 1.816


  • “College Basketball: Vanderbilt vs. Kansas” (ESPN, 10:00 p.m.-12:04 a.m., 0.56 household rating): 0.920

  • “Liga MX Quarterfinal: Tigres vs. Jaguares” (UDN, 10:00 p.m.-12:01 a.m., 0.39 household rating): 0.827

  • “College Basketball: Yale vs. Duke” (ESPNU, 7:04-9:00 p.m., 0.30 household rating): 0.496

  • “Premier Boxing Champions: E. Lara vs. J. Zaveck” (ESPN, 8:30-9:40 p.m., 0.36 household rating): 0.482


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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