Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/8 2.5/7 1.8/5 1.8/5 1.1/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.4/5 1.4/5 1.4/5 1.0/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.64 9.69 6.77 5.94 2.89 1.98

FOX was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Note: CBS was preempted in several markets for ACC Basketball, so expect more adjustments than usual in the finals.

On FOX American Idol matched last week’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, the season premiere of Survivor earned a 2.5, up a tenth from last spring’s premiere, which earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Criminal Minds scored a 2.3, down two tenths from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle tied its season low with a 1.8, down four tenths from its last original’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Suburgatory earned a series low tying 1.5, down two tenths from its last original’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family hit a new season low with a 3.1, down from its last original’s 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere of Mixology earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, and has the distinction of being the lowest-rated premiere in the post Modern Family spot ever. Your predictions were too pessimistic.  Nashville tied its series low with a 1.2, down a tenth from its last original’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. 

On NBC, Revolution matched its last original’s series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Law and Order: SVU earned a 2.0, up two tenths from the 1.8 its last new episode earned. Chicago PD notched a series record 2.2, up half a ratings point from its last original’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. 

On The CW, Arrow earned a 0.9, down a tenth from its last original’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Tomorrow People matched its last original’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.6 8 10.64
CBS Survivor (8-10PM) -P 2.5 7 9.78
ABC The Middle 1.8 6 7.11
NBC Revolution 1.3 4 4.59
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.46
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.5 4 5.30
9:00PM ABC Modern Family 3.1 9 8.57
NBC Law and Order: SVU 2.0 6 7.70
CW The Tomorrow People 0.5 1 1.51
9:30PM ABC Mixology -P 1.8 5 5.22
10:00PM CBS Criminal Minds 2.3 7 9.50
NBC Chicago PD 2.2 7 8.03
ABC Nashville 1.2 4 4.72

-via NBC press note:

Detailed Wednesday Late-Night Results in the Metered Markets:


  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 4.2/11; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.2/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.1/6.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.7/8; “Late Show,” 0.5/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (2.1/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1,1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.9/6 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.1/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast. For more information see Numbers 101and Numbers 102.

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