Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Masked Singer (FOX) 1.9/10 6.75
Survivor (CBS) 1.2/6 6.50
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.0/5 7.55
The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.0/5 4.31
iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) – S 0.2/1 0.89
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) 0.8/4 3.39
9 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.1/5 7.57
Modern Family (ABC) 1.1/5 4.30
Almost Family (FOX) – P 0.8/4 2.95
SEAL Team (CBS) – P 0.7/3 5.23
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) 0.8/4 2.92
10 p.m. Chicago P.D. (NBC) 1.0/5 6.00
Stumptown (ABC) 0.7/4 3.95
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – P 0.6/3 4.07

 

Even with “The Masked Singer” as its lead-in, “Almost Family” failed to make much of an impact on the second Wednesday night of the season.

At 9 p.m., the FOX drama’s series premiere grabbed only a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 with 2.95 million viewers, down almost 4 million viewers and more than one whole point from “The Masked Singer’s” lead-in numbers at 8 p.m.

Speaking of “The Masked Singer,” the sophomore competition series hit new all time lows in both the 18-49 demo and in total viewers, falling from its season 2 premiere’s 2.5 rating and 8.02 million viewer audience to a 1.9 with 6.75 million viewers. Despite that drop, it still beat all of the night’s other shows in the demo by a wide margin.

On CBS, “Survivor” (1.2) ticked down a tenth from its premiere’s 1.3 rating, but grew from a 6.29 million viewer audience last week to a 6.5 million viewer audience this time around. The season premieres of “SEAL Team” (0.7) and “S.W.A.T.” (0.6) followed “Survivor,” with both shows returning down from their 0.8 averages last season.

Elsewhere, it was a steady night across the board for ABC. “The Goldbergs” (1.0), “Schooled” (0.8), “Modern Family” (1.1), and “Stumptown” (0.7) all stayed even with their premiere ratings from a week ago, while “Single Parents” (0.8) managed to tick up one-tenth.

It was a similar story on NBC, as both “Chicago Med” (1.0) and “Chicago Fire” (1.1) matched their premiere ratings, while “Chicago P.D.” (1.0) slipped just one-tenth week-to-week.

Rounding out the night, the first part of the CW’s annual “iHeartRadio Music Festival” special averaged a 0.2 rating with 886,000 viewers.

Network averages:

FOX NBC CBS ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/7 1.0/5 0.8/4 0.8/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.85 7.04 5.27 3.80 0.89

 

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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.4/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/3, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

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:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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