Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) 2.0/7 8.95
The Middle (ABC) 1.9/7 7.22
Rosewood (FOX) 1.7/6 5.69
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) 1.1/4 7.11
Arrow (The CW) – P 1.1/4 2.62
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) 2.1/7 6.58
9 p.m. Empire (FOX) 5.0/15 12.99
Modern Family (ABC) 2.7/8 7.88
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.7/5 8.94
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 1.5/5 7.00
Supernatural (The CW) – P 0.9/3 1.99
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) 1.9/6 5.89
10 p.m. Chicago PD (NBC) 1.5/5 6.48
Code Black (CBS) 1.1/4 6.81
Nashville (ABC) 1.1/3 4.42


The Season 4 premiere of “Arrow” on The CW scored better ratings than its Season 3 debut a year ago, rising a tenth of a point in adults 18-49. “Black-ish” was also up for ABC on Wednesday, but that was about it as far as positives.

Also at The CW, “Supernatural” was down a couple tenths from its 2014 premiere (which was boosted by “The Flash”), but it did finish ahead of last season’s finale.

“Empire” dominated the night once again for FOX, but was down from last week. Lead-in “Rosewood” also dropped 0.2 but continued its trend of building in its second half thanks to early tune-in for “Empire.” ABC’s comedies, as well as “Nashville,” and NBC’s dramas all lost a little vs. last week.

At CBS, “Criminal Minds” tied its series low in adults 18-49, which in turn drove down “Code Black.” The medical drama fell 0.4 to a 1.1 in its second week, meaning it needs some help, stat.

And the network rankings:

Network averages FOX  ABC  CBS  NBC  CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.4/11 1.8/6 1.6/5 1.4/4  1.0/3
Total Viewers (000s) 8.43 6.07 8.23 6.86 2.31


Late-night metered market results:

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.0/5 adults 18-49, 2.8/7 households

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/2, 2.2/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/2, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.4/5

“Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline” (12:35-1:05 a.m.): 0.3/2, 1.1/4

: 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, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.-
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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing 
– Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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