Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) (8-9:30 p.m.) – P 2.0/7 8.35
American Idol (FOX) 2.0/7 8.18
The Middle (ABC) 1.9/7 7.22
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) 1.0/3 6.29
Arrow (The CW) 0.9/3 2.46
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.9/7 6.30
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) 2.4/8 7.40
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 1.6/5 7.68
Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) 1.3/4 4.04
Supernatural (The CW) 0.8/2 2.00
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) 1.8/6 5.78
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.2/4 5.25
10 p.m. Chicago PD (NBC) 1.6/6 7.46
Code Black (CBS) 1.2/4 6.40
American Crime (ABC) 0.8/3 3.20

 

The premiere of “Survivor’s” 32nd cycle brought in lower numbers than usual. Its 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 tied “American Idol” for the lead at 8 p.m., but it was down 0.5 from its fall premiere and 0.4 from its February 2015 debut.

The “Survivor” ratings mirrored a down night in general. “Idol” was off 0.1 from last week’s fast nationals, as were “The Goldbergs” (1.9), “American Crime” (0.8) and “Black-ish” (1.8, even with its final numbers from a week ago). “Modern Family” fell two tenths to a 2.4.

NBC took the biggest hit vs. a week ago. “The Mysteries of Laura” (1.0) dipped two tenths, and after last week’s crossover, “Law & Order: SVU” (1.6) and “Chicago PD” (1.6) fell 0.3 and 0.4.

“Arrow” (0.9), “Supernatural” (0.8) and “Code Black” (1.2) were all even with last week’s numbers. The lone improvement of the night was “The Middle,” which was up a tenth to 1.9

Network averages:

FOX CBS ABC NBC  CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.4/4  0.9/3
Total Viewers (millions) 6.11 7.18 5.51 7.14 2.29

 

Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.1/6, 3.1/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 1.8/5

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/2, 2.1/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.6/4, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.4/2, 1.2/4

“Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

Definitions:
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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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