Empire February 4

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.8/12 2.2/7 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.0/11 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.9/4 1.0/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 11.207 7.284 8.868 6.671 2.978 2.240

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

On FOX, American Idol earned a 30, up 3 percent from last week’s 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Empire again defied ratings gravity with a series high 4.6, up 7 percent from last week’s 4.3 adults 18-49 rating and ranking as the season’s highest rated regularly scheduled drama telecast.  (The  post-Super Bowl episode of The Blacklist was higher.)

On ABC, The Middle garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with its most recent original episode. Fresh Off The Boat premiered to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 24 percent from a 3.1 for the premiere of black-ish but up 4 percent from a 2.4 for the season 2 premiere of The Goldbergs and up 9 percent from the most recent original episode of The Goldbergs. It ranked as the number two comedy premiere this season. Your predictions were a bit pessimistic. A second episode at 9:30PM notched a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 26 percent from a 1.9 for the most recent episode of black-ish and up 41 percent from last February’s premiere of Mixology in the time period. Modern Family earned a 3.4, up 13 percent from a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original episode. Nashville returned to a 1.3, down 13 percent from a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating for its midseason finale and tying its season low.

On CBS, The Mentalist garnered a 1.2, down 8 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds tied its series low with a 2.0, down 5 percent from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Stalker earned a series low 1.3, down 13 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Mysteries of Laura tied its most recent episode’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Law & Order: SVU tied its series low with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating,  matching its most recent original episode. Chicago P.D. notched a 1.6, up 7 percent from a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original episode.

On the CW, Arrow earned a 1.2, up 9 percent from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. It was the show’s highest rated episode since its crossover with The Flash  The 100  a 0.6, tied its season high with a 0.6, up 20 percent from last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

 

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, February 4, 2015: (Live + Same Day):

 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol 3.0/10 10.95
ABC The Middle 2.2/7 8.24
CBS The Mentalist 1.2/4 8.93
CW Arrow 1.2/4 2.89
NBC The Mysteries of Laura 1.0/3 6.30
8:30 ABC Fresh Off The Boat – Series Premiere 2.5/8 7.93
9:00 FOX Empire 4.6/14 11.47
ABC Modern Family 3.4/10 9.86
CBS Criminal Minds 2.0/6 10.33
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.3/4 6.21
CW The 100 0.6/2 1.59
9:30 ABC Fresh Off The Boat 2.4/7 7.56
10:00 NBC Chicago P.D. 1.6/5 7.51
CBS Stalker 1.3/4 7.34
ABC Nashville 1.3/4 5.06


via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

 

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 3.3/9; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.2/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.1/5. 
 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.5/7; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; 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” (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/5 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).
 
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

Definitions:-

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.

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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