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Just Under 9-Million Viewers for ‘Hairspray Live!’

NBC Tops Wednesday; CBS and Fox Share the No. 2 Spot

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, December 7 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 8.92 million, CBS: 7.61, Fox: 6.62, ABC: 4.79, CW: 1.40

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 2.3 rating/8 share, Fox: 1.9/ 7, CBS: 1.4/ 5, ABC: 1.2/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.39 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 8.62 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Hairspray Live!
Viewers: 10.40 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Lethal Weapon
Viewers: 6.09 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#4)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 1.99 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Speechless
Viewers: 4.55 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 8.16 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Hairspray Live!
Viewers: 10.30 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Lethal Weapon
Viewers: 6.40 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 1.88 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 4.23 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.68 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Hairspray Live!
Viewers: 9.33 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1t)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 6.87 million (#3), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1t)

CW – Frequency
Viewers: 925,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 4.19 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.78 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Hairspray Live!
Viewers: 8.69 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#2)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 7.13 million (#3), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#1)

CW – Frequency
Viewers: 823,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Code Black
Viewers: 6.88 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Hairspray Live!
Viewers: 7.71 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – Code Black
Viewers: 6.57 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – Hairspray Live!
Viewers: 7.08 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Hairspray didn’t do as well as NBC had in previous live December installments. I am a touch shocked. Saw a lot of positive buzz on social media last night.

    Arrow crash lands back down to Earth after being very high last week with the crossover event.

    • It goes to show that impressions derived from social media are not correlated with actual interest in the population as a whole.

      Also keep in mind that networks/studios do use “street teams” (or perhaps “virtual street teams” now!) to give an impression of buzz on social media and the internet in general.

      On Arrow: Highly promoted events do liven up the ratings, but that usually doesn’t last long. You have to keep doing it to get results.

      Empire: Amazed at how low their numbers were this week.