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CBS Wins Wednesday; Sophomore ‘American Crime’ on ABC Still Struggling

Quality Alphabet Net Drama Still Expected Back for Season Three

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, January 27 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 7.98 million, Fox: 6.95, NBC: 4.86, ABC: 4.32, CW: 2.31

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 1.9 rating/6 share, CBS: 1.6/ 5, ABC: 1.1/ 4, NBC and CW: 0.9/ 3 each

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle (R)
Viewers: 5.17 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

CBS – 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 6.86 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura (R)
Viewers: 5.38 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 9.37 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 9 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.77 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs (R)
Viewers: 4.23 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4(#3)

CBS – Mike & Molly
Viewers: 7.09 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura (R)
Viewers: 5.15 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 9.82 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/ 8 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.72 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 5.06 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 9.48 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order; SVU (R)
Viewers: 4.35 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#5)

Fox – Hell’s Kitchen
Viewers: 4.71 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2(

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.96 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish (R)
Viewers: 4.23 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 9.38 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order; SVU (R)
Viewers: 4.76 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Hell’s Kitchen
Viewers: 3.90 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.79 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – American Crime
Viewers: 3.66 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Code Black
Viewers: 7.84 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 4.86 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – American Crime
Viewers: 3.56 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Code Black
Viewers: 7.21 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 4.65 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. LATE NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS FROM NBC

    JIMMY FALLON DOMINATES THE WEEK OF JAN. 18-22 IN ALL KEY MEASURES; GROWS VS. THE SAME WEEK LAST YEAR IN 18-49

    SETH MEYERS EQUALS AN 8-WEEK HIGH, OUTRATES KIMMEL DESPITE AIRING AN HOUR LATER

    FALLON AND MEYERS BOTH GRAB THEIR HIGHEST FRIDAY RESULTS IN 11 MONTHS

    VERSUS THE YEAR-AGO WEEK, MEYERS IS UP +27% IN 18-49 AND CARSON DALY GROWS BY +43%

    Late-Night Results for Week 18:

    · “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has dominated the late-night ratings week of Jan. 18-22 in every key measure versus CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-49.

    · Pacing “Tonight’s” week was a strong Friday telecast as the East Coast was hit by winter storm Jonas. That edition, featuring Jeff Daniels, Lilly Singh and musical guest St. Lucia, earned a 1.21 rating in adults 18-49, “Tonight’s” best Friday figure in 11 months (since Feb. 20, 2015, 1.51, the night of an “SNL 40” encore in primetime).

    · At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also hit an 11-month high for a Friday telecast, with that night’s encore (guests Rashida Jones, Khloe Kardashian and Rachel Bloom) earning a 0.62 in adults 18-49 (best for a Friday since another 0.62 on Feb. 20, 2015). The last time a Friday “Late Night” topped last week’s 0.62 was Nov. 7, 2014 (0.64 with a rebroadcast featuring Eva Longoria, Rob Riggle and musical guest Hozier).

    · For the week, Fallon’s 1.03 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.705 million viewers overall were five-week highs, best since the week of the “Voice” finale, Dec. 14-18 (1.07 in1 8-49, 3.930 million viewers).

    · Versus the same week last year, Fallon grew +6% in adults 18-49 (1.03 vs. 0.97) and +4% in total viewers (3.705 million vs. 3.571 million).

    · At 12:35 a.m. ET for the week, “Late Night” (0.52 in 18-49) outrated ABC’s Kimmel (0.49), though “Late Night” starts an hour later. The 0.52 matches an eight-week high for “Late Night,” equaling its best since the week of Nov. 23-27 (0.62).

    · Versus the same week last year, Meyers was up +27% in 18-49 (0.52 vs. 0.41) and +21% in total viewers (1.717 million vs. 1.422 million).

    · At 1:35 a.m. ET, NBC’s rebroadcasts of “Last Call with Carson Daly” generated gains versus the year-ago week of +43% in 18-49 (0.32 vs. 0.24) and +29% in total viewers (974,000 vs. 757,000). The 18-49 rating of a 0.32 is Daly’s highest in seven weeks (since a 0.32 in 18-49 for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4) and the 974,000 viewers is an eight-week high (since an average of 1.084 million for the week of Nov. 23-27).

    WEEK 17

    Show…18-49…total viewers

    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.

    Tonight…1.03/5…3.705 million

    Late Sh…0.59/3…2.676 million

    Kimmel *…0.49/2…2.169 million

    12:35-1:05 a.m.

    Nightline…0.33/2…1.480 million

    12:35-1:35 a.m.

    Seth Meyers *…0.52/3…1.717 million

    Late Late Show *…0.33/2…1.287 million

    1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.

    Carson Daly (R)…0.32/3…0.974 million

    * Friday’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were rebroadcasts. A Monday “Late Late Show” encore was re-titled and is excluded.

    SEASON AVERAGES

    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.

    Tonight…1.09/5…3.883 million

    Late Sh…0.71/4…2.980 million

    Kimmel…0.57/3…2.446 million

    12:35-1:05 a.m.

    Nightline…0.38/2…1.575 million

    12:35-1:35 a.m.

    Seth Meyers…0.50/3…1.654 million

    Late Late Show…0.34/2…1.255 million

    1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.

    Carson Daly…0.30/3…0.919 million

    Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

  2. FROM ABC

    Please Note: ABC aired repeat comedies on Wednesday from 8-10pm.

    Live + Same Day: Despite a notably lower repeat lead-in week to week at 10pm (black-ish declined 5-tenths from last week’s original), American Crime held steady with the prior week in Live + Same Day Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 1.0/3).

    Live + 3 Day: On average this season, American Crime jumps +55% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating after 3 days of TV playback (1.1 rating to a 1.7 rating).

    Live +7 Day: Based on the first round of L+7 for the show’s second season (released this past Monday), the American Crime premiere spiked +67% over its L+SD rating after 7 days of TV playback (1.2 rating to a 2.0 rating), marking the series’ largest-ever playback increase. The ABC drama’s overall audience expanded by 2.9 million viewers on average in L7 (+62% – 4.7 million to 7.6 million).

  3. FROM CBS

    CBS Wednesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “CRIMINAL MINDS” DELIVERS ITS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE THE SEASON PREMIERE; MATCHES SEASON BEST A18-49 RATING

    “2 BROKE GIRLS,” “MIKE & MOLLY” AND “CODE BLACK” POST VIEWER GAINS

    CBS WINS WEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS

    At 8:00 PM, 2 BROKE GIRLS averaged 6.86m (up +3% from 6.64m), 1.6 in A18-49 and 2.4 in A25-54 (nc).

    At 8:30 PM, MIKE & MOLLY averaged 7.10m (up 1% from 7.04m), 1.6 in A18-49 and 2.4 in A25-54 (nc).

    At 9:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS was first in viewers (9.43m, up +2% from 9.25), A18-49 (2.0, nc) and A25-54 (2.8, up +4% from 2.7). CRIMINAL MINDS delivered its largest audience since the season premiere and was the night’s top scripted program in viewers and key demos.

    At 10:00 PM, CODE BLACK was first in viewers (7.53m, up +3% from 7.29m), A18-49 (1.3) and A25-54 (1.9).

    CBS placed first on Wednesday in viewers (7.98m).

  4. Getting bad when a Chicago PD repeat beats American Crime. That show may be toast.

    Glad Code Black is doing well. I really enjoy the show. It’s a very adult legit medical drama.

    Hell’s Kitchen is a better improvement over Second Chance after Idol. I just think Fox has burned people out on it doing so many cycles at once. I think they should put it over the summer because to me its a better summer show than airing it in the Fall and spring. Plus I wish they’d change things up. It’s the same thing year after year even the menu is identical.

    • It was toast last year based on its ratings. And in a world where FOX can renew super-flop Scream Queens, any renewal, no matter how absurd, is possible.

      On Code Black, fewer than 8 million overnight viewers isn’t really “doing well”, even if it’s doing better than American Crime.

      The endless lowering of the bar by network PR should not be accepted wholesale.

  5. The ongoing disaster of American Crime continues to unfold as Wednesday sinks further and further.

    What a bummer! 🙁

    On American Crime, it is renewals like this that have drawn me to think that the only logical reason for renewal is the intent to keep friends and family gainfully employed.