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Fox Tops Wednesday, but ‘Empire’ Slips

All Five Broadcast Nets on the Downside Year-to-Year

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, November 9:

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 5.2/ 8, CBS: 4.6/ 8, ABC: 4.2/ 7, NBC: 3.7/ 6, CW: 1.0/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: – 2, CBS: – 8, Fox: -10, NBC: -15, CW: -33

-Winners:
“Survivor” (CBS), “Empire” (Fox), “Modern Family” (ABC)

-Slipping:
“Designated Survivor” (ABC)

-Marginal:
“Blindspot” (NBC), “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC), “Chicago PD” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Frequency” (CW), “Code Black” (CBS)
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-Ratings Breakdown:
“Empire” led Fox to midweek overnight victory, but the novelty has clearly worn off. “Empire” scored a 5.6 rating/9 share in the metered market households, topping the night and building from respectable lead-in “Lethal Weapon” (#2: 4.8/ 8 at 8 p.m.) by 17 percent. Comparably, however, this was a considerable 27 percent below the 7.7/12 on the year-ago evening.

“Survivor” on CBS (#1: 5.4/ 9) remains a bona fide hit, ranking first in the 8 p.m. hour and coming in on par from the year-ago evening. But veteran lead-out “Criminal Minds” slipped by 12 percent year-to-year with a 4.6/ 8 at 9 p.m. And that led into a 3.8/ 7 (#2t) for sophomore medical drama “Code Black” at 10 p.m., which one year earlier was healthier at a 4.4/ 8. Anticipate another distant third place time period finish for “Code Black” in adults 18-49.
Over at ABC, freshman drama “Designated Survivor” still dominated at 10 p.m., but it sunk to a series-low 4.2/ 7. Comparably, however, it was still noticeably stronger than the 3.3/ 6 for year-ago time period occupant “Nashville,” and it bested the competition – “Chicago PD” on NBC and aforementioned “Code Black” on CBS, each with a 3.8/ 7 — by 11 percent. Results demographically for “Designated Survivor” should show a larger advantage in the key young adult categories.

Earlier in the evening on ABC was the sitcom combination of “The Goldbergs” (#3: 4.4/ 7), “Speechless” (#3: 3.8/ 6), “Modern Family” (#2: 5.0/ 8) and “black-ish” (#4: 3.6/ 6) from 8-10 p.m.

Elsewhere, NBC remains a marginal presence on Wednesday a la dramas “Blindspot” (#4: 3.6/ 6), granddaddy “Law & Order: SVU” (#4: 3.8/ 6) and aforementioned “Chicago PD” (#2t: 3.8/ 7). And recent drama entry “Frequency” on The CW (#5: 0.7/ 1 at 9 p.m.) slipped by 50 percent from lead-in “Arrow” (#5: 1.4/ 2 at 8 p.m.), which is too severe a decline.

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, Nov. 9 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 4.4/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Blindspot”: 3.7/ 6 (#4)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 4.6/ 7 (#2)
CW – “Arrow”: 1.5/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless”:3.8/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Blindspot”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
CW – “Arrow”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 4.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 3.8/ 6 (#4)
Fox – “Empire”:5.6/ 9 (#1)
CW – “Frequency”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish”:3.6/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 4.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 3.9/6 (#3)
Fox – “Empire”:5.6/ 9 (#1)
CW – “Frequency”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.7/ 7 (#2t)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 3.7/ 7 (#2t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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