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Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) 2.3/8 9.77
The Middle (ABC) 2.0/7 8.04
Empire (FOX) – R 1.0/3 3.42
Arrow (The CW) 1.0/3 2.78
Mat Franco’s Got Magic (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.9/3 4.26
 
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) 2.0/7 7.00
 
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) 2.6/8 8.18
Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays (FOX) – S 1.5/5 5.08
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.9/6 9.22
Supernatural (The CW) 0.7/2 1.90
 
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) 1.7/5 6.04
 
10 p.m. Code Black (CBS) 1.4/5 8.34
The Illusionists (NBC) – S 0.9/3 3.48
Nashville (ABC) 0.8/3 4.13

 

“Criminal Minds” recorded its best 18-49 rating since the season premiere Wednesday, rising three tenths to a 1.9 without “Empire” or “Law & Order: SVU” airing opposite it. “Survivor” also rose week to week, scoring a 2.3 in the demo, while “Code Black” (1.4) dipped a tenth.

The news was not so good for “Nashville,” which fell to a series-low 0.8 with its final episode of 2015. ABC’s comedies were mostly stable, with “Modern Family” (2.6) up a couple tenths, “The Middle” (2.0) down a tenth vs. last week and “The Goldbergs” and “Black-ish” holding steady.

FOX got OK numbers from its special “Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays,” fronted by “Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. The CW’s “Arrow” (1.0) came back down to its season average after last week’s crossover-induced high, and “Supernatural” (0.7) dipped as well.

Network averages:

CBS  ABC  FOX  NBC  CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/6 1.7/6 1.2/4 0.9/3  0.8/3
Total Viewers (000s) 9.11 6.25 4.25 4.00  2.34

 

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

11:35 p.m. 

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.7/7

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/2, 2.0/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 0.9/3

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.

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