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Modest Return for ‘The Carmichael Show’ on NBC

NBC Wins Evening Despite Airing a Two-Hour Encore Edition of 'The Voice'


Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.9 rating/8 share, CBS: 3.9/ 6, ABC: 3.0/ 5, Fox: 2.7/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +58, ABC: + 3, CW: -22, CBS: -36, Fox: -69

Ratings Breakdown:
Note: The latest Democratic Presidential Debate aired on CNN, Univision and Fusion from 9-11 p.m. ET.

NBC got over the Wednesday “hump” in winning overnight fashion despite populating the evening with a “Best of the Blind Auditions” edition of “The Voice” from 8-10 p.m. This encore telecast of “The Voice” averaged a still dominant 6.1 rating/10 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. And it led into a 2.9/ 5 (#2t) for the sophomore season-premiere of sitcom “The Carmichael Show” at 10 p.m. Comparably, “The Carmichael Show” opened one-tenth of a rating point (or four percent) above the 2.8/ 5 for its first season-ender on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. And that 2.9 in the overnights translated into 3.80 million viewers and a 0.9 rating/3 share in adults 18-49 (based on the Live + Same Day data). In other words, this is a modest return.

An encore telecast of “The Carmichael Show” capped the night for NBC with a 2.0/ 4 at 10:30 p.m. (#3). NBC will fill the Sunday 9 p.m. hour with two episodes of “The Carmichael Show” effective this weekend.

In the specials department last night was “The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special” on CBS, which was off the charts at a mere 2.1/ 3 in the household overnights from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, this slipped from lead-in “Survivor” (#2: 5.6/ 9 from 8-9 p.m.) by a considerable 62 percent. And it led into another Wednesday 10 p.m. edition of on the fence “CSI: Cyber” at a 4.0/ 8, which managed to build by 122 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion (1.8/ 3) of “The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special.”

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In season (or series) finale news was the sophomore conclusion of ABC’s highly touted “American Crime” at an uneventful 2.8/ 5 in the household overnights at 10 p.m., which was 12 percent above the 2.5/ 5 last week. Despite a second season of low traditional ratings, the critical acclaim will likely result in a third season renewal for “American Crime.”

Earlier in the evening on ABC were repeats of sitcoms “The Middle” (#3: 3.4/ 6), “The Goldbergs” (#3: 2.9/ 5), “Modern Family” (#2: 3.2/ 5) and “black-ish” (#2: 2.9/ 5) from 8-10 p.m.

Elsewhere, Fox’s combination of freshman drama “Rosewood” and veteran “Hell’s Kitchen” scored a duplicate 2.7/ 4 in the overnights. And The CW populated this second Wednesday in March with encore telecasts of “Arrow” (#5: 0.8/ 1) and “Supernatural” (#5: 0.7/ 1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research