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Positive Overnight Sampling for ‘Star’ on Fox

'Survivor' Concludes Another Successful Edition on CBS

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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, December 14:

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 5.0/ 8, CBS: 4.9/ 8, ABC and NBC: 4.2/ 7 each, CW: 0.9/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

Fox: +163, NBC: +68, CW: +29, ABC: +40, CBS: – 6,

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

-Honorable Mention:
“A Pentatonix Christmas Special” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time” (CW)

Ratings Breakdown:
Fox, which inched past CBS by one-tenth of a household rating point in the overnights last night, should have a greater advantage in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics). “Star,” from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, was positively sampled with a 4.8 rating/8 share in households in the 9 p.m. hour. Comparably, that finished second in the time period behind the second half of the fall finale of competing “Survivor” on CBS (5.2/ 8). It also held a solid 89 percent of the 8:30 p.m. portion of its “Empire” lead-in (5.4/ 9), which concluded for the fall in the 8 p.m. hour.

“Star” returns in the Wednesday 9 p.m. ET hour on January 4 in place of “Empire,” which will be taking a break until on March 22.

Overall, “Empire” averaged a 5.2/ 9 in the 8 p.m. hour, while “Survivor” on CBS concluded another successful fall edition with an approximate 5.3/ 9 in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was just five percent below the year-ago fall season-ender (5.6/ 9 on 12/16/15).

The live “Survivor Reunion,” which started at approximately 10:05 p.m., finished second with a 3.9/ 7 in the household overnights. Tops in the 10 p.m. hour was the fall season-finale of ABC’s “Designated Survivor” at a 4.6/ 8. Foolishly, the next original episode of “Designated Survivor” will not air until March 8. ABC, like Fox, has not learned that a three-month absence is not necessarily good for the future of a series.

Earlier in the evening on ABC were the fall season-ending installments of sitcoms “The Goldbergs” (#4: 4.1/ 7), “Speechless” (#4: 3.5/ 6), “Modern Family” (#3: 4.7/ 8) and “black-ish” (#4: 3.7/ 6), which continues to rack up critical acclaim.

NBC featured holiday-themed “A Pentatonix Christmas Special” (#3: 4.7/ 8 from 8-9 p.m.) and “A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special” (4.0/ 7 from 9-11 p.m.), which both performed admirably despite the severity of the competition. And The CW closed the night with 8 p.m. special “The 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time” (#5: 1.0/ 2) and a repeat of “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” (#5: 0.8/ 1), which originally aired on CBS.

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

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs (fall finale)”: 4.1/ 7 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale): 5.6/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “A Pentatonix Christmas Special”: 4.6/ 8 (#3)
Fox – “Empire” (fall finale): 5.1/ 9 (#2)
CW – “The 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless” (fall finale): 3.5/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale): 5.3/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “A Pentatonix Christmas Special”: 4.7/ 8 (#3)
Fox – “Empire” (fall finale): 5.4/ 9 (#1)
CW – “The 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (fall finale): 4.7/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale): 5.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special”: 4.4/ 7 (#4)
Fox – “Star” (series premiere): 4.8/ 8 (#2)
CW – “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (fall finale): 3.7/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale): 5.1/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
Fox – “Star” (series premiere): 4.7/ 8 (#2)
CW – “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor” (fall finale): 4.7/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Survivor Reunion”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor” (fall finale): 4.5/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Survivor Reunion”: 3.7/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Survivor may be a “good” game but somebody at the final tribal council called it, “the greatest game in the world”. Seriously? People, get a life. I’m sure they have hundreds of ideas for concepts but why not do a “First ones voted out” series? Yes, nobody would know most of the cast…or remember them…but it might be memorable for that reason.