Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.1/3 0.5/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/5 0.8/3 1.0/4 0.9/3 1.0/4 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 9.11 4.83 5.84 3.58 2.72 1.62

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

Note:  Survivor finale ratings are from 8-10 pm but the program did not end until 10:15pm when the winner was announced.  Survivor finale ratings are likely to adjust upwards.


On CBS, the fall finale Survivor matched last week’s 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Survivor Reunion after-show earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last year’s special. The Sing-Off special earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, a two-hour Hell’s Kitchen earned a 1.3, up from last week’s 1.2 at 8PM and flat with the 1.3 last week’s episode earned at 9PM. 

On The CW, The 100 earned a series low tying 0.5, down a tenth from last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, December 17, 2014: (Live + Same Day):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor (8-10PM) 2.4 8 9.74
ABC The Middle -R 1.4 5 5.61
NBC Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York 1.3 4 7.40
FOX Hell’s Kitchen (8-10PM) 1.3 4 3.60
CW Greatest Holiday Commercials -R 0.5 2 1.83
8:30PM ABC The Goldbergs -R 1.3 4 5.02
9:00PM ABC Modern Family -R 1.7 5 6.00
NBC The Sing Off (9-11PM) 1.3 4 5.10
CW The 100 0.5 2 1.41
9:30PM ABC black-ish -R 1.3 4 4.57
10:00PM CBS Survivor Reunion 1.9 8 7.86
ABC black-ish -R 1.1 4 4.10
10:30PM ABC black-ish -R 1.0 3 3.67

via NBC press note:


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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