Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Survivor (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – F||1.9/8||8.55|
|Movie: Dirty Dancing (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.3/5||6.59|
|Shots Fired (FOX) – F||0.9/4||3.41|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R||0.7/3||4.03|
|Arrow (The CW) – F||0.6/3||1.68|
|9 p.m.||Empire (FOX) – F||2.4/9||6.91|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.3/5||5.80|
|The 100 (The CW) – F||0.3/1||0.98|
|10 p.m.||Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – F||1.4/5||6.22|
|Survivor Reunion (CBS)||1.4/5||6.21|
The final night of the 2016-17 season brought improved ratings for several season finales. “Empire” led the night in adults 18-49 with a 2.4 ratings, up 0.3 from last week’s early number (and 0.2 from its final rating). It was the show’s best rating since late March.
“Survivor” scored a 1.9 for its finale, a high for the spring cycle. “Law & Order: SVU” closed its season with two episodes drawing 1.3 and 1.4, its best numbers since February. “Arrow” (0.6) and “Shots Fired” (0.9) each improved a tenth of a point vs. last week, and “The 100” was steady at 0.3.
ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” remake earned an OK-not-great 1.3. It was at least consistent, holding at 1.3 across all three hours and posting very steady viewer numbers for its entire running time (6.52 million at 8 p.m., 6.68 million at 9 and 6.56 million at 10).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.7/7||1.7/7||1.3/5||1.1/4||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.77||5.16||6.59||5.35||1.33|
Late night metered-market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.1/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.4/6
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.3/5
“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 1.0/4
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.