Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Survivor (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – F||1.9/8||8.74|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.7/3||3.84|
|The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.43|
|Empire (FOX) – R||0.5/2||2.13|
|Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.37|
|8:30 p.m.||Movie: Pitch Perfect (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||3.51|
|Speechless (ABC) – R||0.7/3||2.80|
|9 p.m.||Modern Family (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.01|
|Star (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.58|
|The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time (The CW) – S||0.2/1||1.06|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.6/3||2.53|
|10 p.m.||Survivor Reunion (CBS)||1.6/6||7.32|
|Match Game (ABC) – R||0.4/2||2.29|
The finale of “Survivor” was the only original show on the broadcast networks Wednesday night, and it led the ratings by a wide margin.
The finale scored a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, pending updates, even with both of its closing episodes last season. Its 8.74 million viewers fall in between the total audience for the fall 2016 (9.09 million) and spring 2017 (8.48 million) finales. Its numbers are subject to change as it ran a little past 10 p.m. ET.
The reunion show following the finale scored a 1.6, pending updates.
NBC’s showing of “Pitch Perfect” was the next highest-rated show of the night at 0.9.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/8||0.9/4||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.26||3.57||2.72||1.85||1.21|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.2/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/3, 1.5/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.8/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.3/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time.
Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.