Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

The numbers for Wednesday include a solid performance from a Christmas movie and another crossover bump for The CW:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) 1.9/7 8.77
Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC) – S 1.7/6 10.51
The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.7/6 5.90
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 1.6/6 6.43
Arrow (The CW) 1.3/5 3.52
8:30 p.m. Speechless (ABC) 1.5/5 4.93
9 p.m. Empire (FOX) 2.8/9 7.82
Modern Family (ABC) 2.2/8 6.79
Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) 1.7/6 11.53
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.4/5 7.39
Frequency (The CW) 0.3/1 1.08
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) 1.8/6 5.43
10 p.m. Designated Survivor (ABC) 1.3/4 5.48
Code Black (CBS) 1.0/4 5.93

 

NBC earned solid ratings from its partnership with country-music icon Dolly Parton for the second straight year. The movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors” scored a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.53 million viewers, not far off the 1.8 and 13 million for last year’s “Coat of Many Colors.”

The network’s annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special also put up good numbers with a 1.7 and 10.5 million viewers, up from 1.5 and 8.07 million in 2015.

The other networks had a mixed bag. “Empire” remained the night’s top show but fell to a series-low 2.8 on FOX, off 0.3 vs. its last episode. “Lethal Weapon” (1.6) was off a tenth from its last outing.

“Arrow” (1.3) hit its best numbers in a year as part of the superhero crossover on The CW, but “Frequency” remained at its usual 0.3. “Survivor” scored a 1.9 for CBS, in line with its average, while “Criminal Minds” was flat at 1.4 for CBS and “Code Black” rose slightly to 1.0.

“The Goldbergs” (1.7) and “Speechless” (1.5) were each down 0.2 from their last episodes on ABC. “Modern Family” was steady with a 2.2, but “Black-ish” hit a four-episode high with a 1.8, and “Designated Survivor” ticked up to 1.3 after three straight 1.2s.

Network averages:

FOX NBC ABC CBS CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.3/7 1.7/6 1.6/6 1.5/5 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 7.12 11.19 5.67 7.36 2.30

 

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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.7/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.5/3, 1.6/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.0/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/3

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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