Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Amazing Race (CBS) – P||1.6/6||7.31|
|The Goldbergs (ABC)||1.5/6||5.84|
|The X-Files (FOX) – P||1.4/5||5.19|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||1.0/4||6.01|
|Riverdale (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.79|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC)||1.1/4||4.33|
|9 p.m.||9-1-1 (FOX) – P||1.8/7||6.81|
|Modern Family (ABC)||1.7/6||5.90|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.4/5||6.29|
|SEAL Team (CBS)||0.9/3||5.87|
|Dynasty (The CW) – R||0.1/0||0.49|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC)||1.3/5||4.77|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.3/5||6.78|
|Criminal Minds (CBS)||0.9/3||5.38|
|Match Game (ABC) – P||0.9/3||3.56|
The return of “The X-Files” Wednesday came in well below its last run in 2016, but the news wasn’t all bad for FOX: New drama “9-1-1” posted strong ratings.
“The X-Files” posted a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49, less than half of its 3.2 average in 2016 (and 0.7 below its weakest outing). “9-1-1” improved on its lead-in and drew a 1.8 — the third-best drama series premiere this season behind “The Orville” (which had an NFL assist for its first episode) and “The Good Doctor.”
“The Amazing Race” (1.6) also started fast for CBS, nearly doubling its 0.9 average from last season. It was the show’s biggest premiere in both adults 18-49 and viewers (7.31 million) since September 2013. “SEAL Team” (0.9), however, was down 0.2 from its last episode, while “Criminal Minds” held steady at 0.9.
“The Goldbergs” (1.5) and “Speechless” (1.1) were each off a tenth of a point vs. their last episodes, while “Modern Family” and “American Housewife” held steady. “Match Game” debuted with a 0.9. On NBC, “The Blacklist’s” 1.0 was up a tenth from its last episode in mid-November, “Law & Order: SVU” (1.4) “Chicago PD” (1.3) each rose a tenth.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.6/6||1.3/5||1.3/5||1.1/4||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.00||6.36||4.66||6.19||0.64|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.7/4, 2.0/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.8/7
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.3/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 1.0/3
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.
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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.