Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The numbers for Wednesday, including lower-than-average numbers for several of the night’s top shows and a series debut that doesn’t live up to its name:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) 1.9/7 8.52
The Voice (NBC) 1.7/6 8.82
The Middle (ABC) 1.7/6 6.84
Rosewood (FOX) 1.2/4 4.42
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.07
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.8/6 6.20
9 p.m. Empire (FOX) 3.8/12 10.05
Modern Family (ABC) 2.2/7 7.41
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.7/6 8.90
Strong (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – P 1.0/3 3.40
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.3/1 0.93
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) 1.6/5 5.71
10 p.m. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) 1.5/5 8.05
Nashville (ABC) 1.0/3 4.20


“The Voice” hit a series low for a regular episode Wednesday, scoring a 1.7 in adults 18-49. Excluding clip shows, it’s the first time the show has gone below 2.0 in the demo, and it finished two tenths of a point behind “Survivor” (1.9, even with last week).

The premiere of NBC’s fitness competition “Strong” was, uh, rather weak, averaging 1.0 for its two hours.

There was a general downward trend on Wednesday. “Empire” (3.8) was off half a point for FOX, though it was still the night’s top show by a wide margin. “Modern Family” is currently at a series-low 2.2, down 0.1 from last week’s finals. ABC’s other comedies and “Nashville” are all even with last week’s fast nationals.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” ran counter to the night’s trend, rising 0.3 vs. last week to a 1.5.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.5/8 1.7/6 1.5/5 1.2/4  0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.23 8.49 5.76 5.21 1.00


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/3, 2.2/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/2, 1.8/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.7/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.0/3

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 0.9/3

: 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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