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Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Empire (FOX)||1.7/7||5.32|
|The Voice (NBC)||1.4/6||8.24|
|The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.54|
|Riverdale (The CW)||0.4/2||1.08|
|8:30 p.m.||Alex, Inc. (ABC)||0.6/3||2.86|
|9 p.m.||Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.4/5||6.53|
|Criminal Minds (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – F||0.9/4||5.64|
|Modern Family (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.09|
|The Originals (The CW) – P||0.4/2||1.00|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.8/3||2.91|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.2/5||6.58|
|Designated Survivor (ABC)||0.6/3||3.50|
“Law & Order: SVU” jumped in the ratings Wednesday, improving three tenths of a poiont in adults 18-49 vs. last week.
“SVU” scored a 1.4 in the 18-49 demographic, tying its second-best mark of the season. The show had a bigger than usual lead-in with “The Voice” (1.4). “Chicago PD” rose a tenth to 1.2.
“The Originals” began its final season on The CW with a 0.4, up 0.1 from last season’s debut. “Riverdale” (0.4) improved a tenth on its last episode on March 28.
“Empire” held onto its spot as the night’s top show at 1.7, off a tenth from last week’s fast nationals (it adjusted up in the finals). “Star” held steady at 1.3.
“Survivor” matched last week’s 1.6 for CBS, and the two-hour finale of “Criminal Minds” was even with last week’s 0.9. ABC’s “Alex, Inc.” scored a season-low 0.6 with a repeat lead-in, and “Designated Survivor” matched last week’s 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.5/6||1.3/5||1.1/4||0.7/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.68||7.12||6.33||3.23||1.04|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.5/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/3, 1.0/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4
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.