Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Goldbergs (ABC)||1.7/7||6.47|
|The Amazing Race (CBS)||1.5/6||6.84|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||1.1/4||6.52|
|The X-Files (FOX)||1.1/4||3.94|
|Riverdale (The CW)||0.5/2||1.45|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC)||1.3/5||4.78|
|9 p.m.||Modern Family (ABC)||1.8/7||6.17|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.4/5||6.19|
|SEAL Team (CBS)||1.1/4||6.63|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.2/1||0.64|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC)||1.3/5||4.99|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.4/5||6.63|
|Criminal Minds (CBS)||1.0/4||5.59|
|Match Game (ABC)||0.8/3||3.34|
Bad winter weather in much of the country has been good for TV ratings this week, and the trend continued Wednesday night with most broadcast shows improving on their last episodes.
FOX’s “9-1-1” and ABC’s “Modern Family” tied for the lead among adults 18-49 in primetime, each scoring 1.8 ratings. “Modern Family” was up 0.2 vs. last week and “9-1-1” up 0.3 to equal its premiere.
“The X-Files” (1.1) rose a tenth of a point for FOX. The rest of ABC’s comedies improved too: “The Goldbergs” (1.7, +0.2) had its second-best rating of the season, “Speechless” (1.3, +0.1) tied its second-highest number and “American Housewife” (1.3) was up a tenth. “Match Game” was even with last week’s 0.8.
At CBS, “The Amazing Race” ticked up a tenth to 1.6, and “SEAL Team” rose two tenths to 1.1. “Criminal Minds” matched its 1.0 from a week ago. All three of NBC’s dramas were up a tenth, with “The Blacklist” and “Chicago PD” tying season highs.
“Riverdale” (0.5) and “Dynasty” (0.2) returned to The CW with ratings on par with their last episodes of 2017.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.4/5||1.3/5||1.3/5||1.2/4||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.05||6.45||4.85||6.36||1.05|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.7/4, 2.8/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.2/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 1.8/5
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
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.