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Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Empire (FOX)||1.7/7||5.25|
|The Goldbergs (ABC)||1.2/5||4.89|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.8/4||5.47|
|Riverdale (The CW)||0.4/2||1.11|
|8:30 p.m.||Alex, Inc. (ABC)||0.8/4||3.23|
|9 p.m.||Modern Family (ABC)||1.3/5||4.65|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.2/5||6.27|
|SEAL Team (CBS)||0.9/4||5.93|
|The Originals (The CW)||0.4/2||0.93|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC)||0.9/4||3.75|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.2/5||6.06|
|Code Black (CBS)||0.7/3||5.10|
|Designated Survivor (ABC)||0.6/3||3.58|
“The Goldbergs” returned from a couple weeks off to a series low among adults 18-49.
The ABC comedy drew a 1.2 rating in the demographic Wednesday, a tenth of a point behind its previous low. “American Housewife” (0.9) also recorded a series low, and “Modern Family” (1.3) tied its low. On the plus side for the network, “Alex, Inc.” (0.8) and “Designated Survivor” (0.6) were up a tenth each.
The just-renewed “Empire” (1.7) led the night for FOX, rising a tenth vs. last week’s fast national rating and matching its final number. “Star” held steady at 1.2.
NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” fell two tenths from its last episode to 1.2, but “The Blacklist” (0.8) and “Chicago PD” (1.2) both held steady. “Riverdale” and “The Originals” (both 0.4) also matched last week’s numbers.
“Survivor” slipped a tenth to 1.5 on CBS. “SEAL Team” ticked up to 0.9, and “Code Black” was even with the 0.7 for its premiere last week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.4/5||1.1/5||1.1/5||0.9/4||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.57||6.27||5.94||4.00||1.02|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.6/7
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: o.3/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 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.