american-idol-premiere-ratings-jan-6-16

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. American Idol (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – P 2.9/9 10.85
The Middle (ABC) 2.1/7 7.84
2 Broke Girls (CBS) 1.7/6 6.29
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) 1.1/4 6.90
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.12
 
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) 2.1/7 6.59
Mike & Molly (CBS) – P 1.6/5 6.68
 
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) 2.7/8 8.32
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 1.8/5 7.84
People’s Choice Awards (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) 1.3/4 5.97
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.3/1 0.94
 
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) 2.1/6 6.35
 
10 p.m. Chicago PD (NBC) 1.9/6 8.66
American Crime (ABC) – P 1.2/4 4.72

 

The final season of “American Idol” kicked off Wednesday with a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49. That was good enough for the show and FOX to lead the night, but it was down 0.4 from last season’s 3.3 premiere rating.

Also Wednesday, “Chicago PD” scored a season high (1.9) — and its best numbers in more than a year — with the final leg of a crossover with “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med.” “Law & Order: SVU” (1.8) was up over its last new episode, while “The Mysteries of Laura” (1.1) was in line with its season average.

ABC’s comedies all fared pretty well, with “The Middle,” “The Goldbergs” and “Modern Family” in line with recent episodes and “Black-ish” (2.1) scoring its best rating since the season premiere. Season 2 of “American Crime” opened to a 1.2, down a good amount from last season’s 2.0 but in line with “Nashville’s” average in the timeslot this season.

CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” scored a 1.7 in its move to Wednesday, on par with its Thursday average, while “Mike & Molly” premiered to a 1.6. The People’s Choice Awards managed only a 1.3.

Network averages:

FOX  ABC  NBC CBS  CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.9/9 1.9/6 1.6/5 1.4/5  0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 10.85 6.42 7.80 6.14  1.03

 

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

11:35 p.m.

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

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/3, 2.0/5

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.1/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.6/4, 1.5/5

“Nightline”: 0.4/2, 1.3/4

“Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 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.

  • http://technologychamp.com/tv-ratings-wednesday-american-idol-opens-lower-chicago-pd-hits-season-high/ TV Ratings Wednesday: 'American Idol' opens lower, 'Chicago PD' hits season high

    […] TV Ratings Wednesday: 'American Idol&#39. Opens lower, 'Chicago PD&#39. hits season high 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 … Read more on TVbytheNumbers […]

    Like

blog comments powered by Disqus