Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
The numbers for Wednesday feature a record low for an awards show and a boost for an ABC comedy airing outside its usual spot:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||1.5/6||5.48|
|Lethal Weapon (FOX)||1.4/5||6.25|
|Undercover Boss (CBS)||1.1/4||5.86|
|Arrow (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.87|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC)||1.6/6||5.36|
|9 p.m.||Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.4/5||6.38|
|Modern Family (ABC) – R||1.3/5||4.53|
|People’s Choice Awards 2017 (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – S||1.2/4||6.66|
|Frequency (The CW)||0.2/1||0.78|
|9:30 p.m.||Black-ish (ABC)||1.5/5||4.62|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.5/6||6.94|
|Match Game (ABC)||1.0/4||3.52|
The people did not choose to watch the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night. The annual awards hit an all-time low in adults 18-49 with a 1.2 rating, a tenth below last year’s 1.3. The total audience did tick up a little, from just over 6 million to 6.66 million.
No show got above a 1.6 rating for the night, with “Speechless” on ABC taking the top honors. “Fresh Off the Boat” aired in the usual “Goldbergs” spot and got a 1.5, its second-best rating of the season. “Black-ish” scored a 1.5, down from last week but without the benefit of a new “Modern Family” as its lead-in.
FOX’s “Lethal Weapon” matched last week’s 1.4, but “Star” dipped 0.2 to 1.2. “Blindspot” was off a tenth at 0.9 for NBC, while “Law & Order: SVU” (1.4) and “Chicago PD” (1.5) held steady. “Frequency” posted a 0.2 for The CW.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/5||1.3/5||1.2/4||1.2/4||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.13||4.51||6.39||6.00||0.83|
Late night metered-market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/4, 2.3/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.1/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
“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.