Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The numbers for Wednesday, which give FOX a much-needed dose of good ratings news:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Survivor (CBS)||2.1/8||9.43|
|The Middle (ABC) – R||1.2/4||5.44|
|Arrow (The CW)||0.9/3||2.44|
|8:30 p.m.||The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||1.2/4||4.61|
|9 p.m.||Empire (FOX)||4.7/14||12.24|
|Criminal Minds (CBS)||1.8/6||9.34|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.4/5||6.03|
|Modern Family (ABC) – R||1.3/4||4.74|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.6/2||1.56|
|9:30 p.m.||Black-ish (ABC) – R||1.1/4||3.94|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.5/5||6.69|
|Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS)||1.4/5||7.32|
“Empire” picked up where it left off in the fall, dominating Wednesday’s ratings in its return to FOX. The show scored a 4.7 rating in adults 18-49, up two tenths from its fall finale and right in line with its same-day season average of 4.77. “Rosewood” also got a boost, improving 0.4 vs. last week to a 1.4.
The CW’s “Arrow” (0.9, up 0.2 vs. last week) and NBC’s “Chicago PD” (1.5, up 0.1 from last week’s finals) also improved, with “PD” edging out “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (1.4) on CBS. Unsurprisingly, both “Criminal Minds” (1.8, -0.3) and “Law & Order: SVU” (1.4, -0.1) were down some opposite “Empire’s” return.
“Nashville,” ABC’s only original for the night, held steady at 0.9. NBC’s “Heartbeat” (0.9) and The CW’s “Supernatural” (0.6) were likewise even with last week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.0/10||1.8/6||1.3/4||1.1/4||0.7/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.69||8.69||5.85||4.41||2.00|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.7/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.0/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.3/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/2, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 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.