Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – F||2.9/11||15.36|
|Big Brother (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – F||2.1/8||6.66|
|Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – F||1.1/4||3.91|
|The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||0.7/3||2.89|
|Arrow (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.79|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC) – R||0.6/3||2.40|
|9 p.m.||Modern Family (ABC) – R||0.7/3||2.63|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.77|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.23|
|10 p.m.||The Good Place (NBC) (10-11 p.m.) – P||1.4/5||5.79|
|Salvation (CBS) – F||0.6/3||3.20|
|Designated Survivor (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.41|
The finales of “America’s Got Talent” and “Big Brother” Wednesday night each improved on their final episodes last year.
“AGT” scored a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 15.36 million viewers. That’s up a tenth of a point in the 18-49 demographic and almost a million viewers (vs. 14.41 million) from the 2016 finale. It was the show’s highest-rated finale since 2011 and most-watched finale since 2010.
Following “AGT,” “The Good Place” began its second season with a 1.4, down a good amount from the 2.3 for its series premiere last year but slightly ahead of its Season 1 average of 1.3.
“Big Brother” (2.1) was also up a tenth vs. last season’s finale for CBS, and its 6.66 million viewers was about 340,000 more than last year. “Salvation” closed its season with a 0.6, in line with its average.
On FOX, “Masterchef” ended with a 1.1, down two tenths from last week’s season high but right in line with its season average.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.4/9||1.6/6||1.1/4||0.6/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||12.17||5.51||3.91||2.50||0.78|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.3/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.6/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4
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.