Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.4/10 1.8/6 1.7/5 1.3/4 0.2/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (millions) 10.475 6.234 9.103 6.601 0.885 x

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

On FOX,  American Idol earned a 2.9, down three tenths from last week’s 3.2 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Empire scored a 4.0, up two tenths from the 3.8 last week’s premiere earned.

On ABC, The Middle earned a 2.2, down a tenth from last week’s season high 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Goldbergs scored a 2.3, down two tenths from last week’s season high 2.5 adults 18-49 rating .  Modern Family garnered a 3.0, down two tenths from last week’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating . black-ish  earned a series low 2.0, down a tenth from last weeks 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, The Mentalist matched last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds earned a 2.2, up a tenth from its last original’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Stalker returned a 1.5, up a tenth from its most recent episode’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. 

On NBC, The Mysteries of Laura scored a series low 1.1, down two tenths from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Law & Order: SVU earned a series low matching 1.4, down three tenths from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago P.D. garnered a 1.5, down a tenth from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, January 14, 2015: (Live + Same Day):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 2.9 9 10.66
ABC The Middle 2.2 7 7.83
CBS The Mentalist 1.3 4 9.36
NBC The Mysteries of Laura 1.1 3 6.30
CW Arrow -R 0.2 1 0.84
8:30PM ABC The Goldbergs 2.3 7 7.18
9:00PM FOX Empire 4.0 12 10.29
ABC Modern Family 3.0 9 9.35
CBS Criminal Minds 2.2 6 10.17
NBC Law and Order: SVU 1.4 4 6.80
CW The Flash -R 0.2 1 0.93
9:30PM ABC black-ish 2.0 6 6.60
10:00PM NBC Chicago PD 1.5 5 6.70
CBS Stalker 1.5 5 7.78
ABC Forever -R 0.7 2 3.22

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,” 2.9/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/5. 


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3. 


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “The Talk After Dark” (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped ” The Talk After Dark ” (0.2/1).


  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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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