NBC Dominates Wednesday Night with CHICAGO Dramas

NBC Dominates Wednesday Night with CHICAGO Dramas

NBC wins the night in total viewers, growing +1.9 million persons or +34% versus the same Wednesday last year (7.508 million vs. 5.616 million on Oct. 18, 2017). NBC's margin of victory for the night was +1.7 million viewers or +30% (7.508 million vs. 5.909 million for #2 CBS).

NBC has won the first four consecutive Wednesdays of the new season in total viewers among the Big 4 networks for the first time in 16 years, since the fall of 2002

In adults 18-49, NBC ranked #2 for the night among the Big 4, up from a year-ago #4 finish, and in adults 25-54, NBC tied for #1.

"Chicago Fire" (1.3 rating in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

· Is the #1 most-watched telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks.

· Wins the timeslot among the broadcast networks in total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 -- topping "SEAL Team," "Star" and ABC's comedy hour of "Modern Family" and "Single Parents."

· Retains 100% of last week's 1.3 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings and 93% of last week's 1.4 in official nationals (which was the show's highest rating since its Fall 2017 season premiere).

· Will increase substantially via time-shifting and VOD -- last week's "Fire" grew by +41% in 18-49 (1.36 to 1.92) and +2.6 million viewers overall (8.4 million to 11.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

"Chicago P.D." (1.2 rating in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

· Wins the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure.

· Wins among those dramas by a +50% margin in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 0.8 for "A Million Little Things") and in total viewers by +2.5 million persons or +55% (7.023 million vs. 4.528 million for "Criminal Minds").

· Matches the show's best 18-49 rating since March 21 (1.3).

· Maintains 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2) and 98% in total viewers (7.023 million vs. 7.156 million).

· Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD -- the previous week's "P.D." increased by +54% in 18-49 (1.18 to 1.82) and +2.9 million viewers overall (7.2 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night in total viewers.

"Chicago Med" (1.2 rating in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

· Wins the timeslot in total viewers, topping "Empire," "Survivor" and ABC's comedies.

· Is the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in total viewers, behind only "Chicago Fire."

· Increases by +20% versus where the show concluded last season during the May sweep (1.2 vs. 1.0 from May 1-15 Tuesdays at 10 p.m.) and +1.9 million persons or +32% in total viewers (7.638 million vs. 5.770 million).

· Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD -- last week's "Med" grew +34% in 18-49 (1.27 to 1.70) and +2.4 million viewers overall (8.1 million to 10.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: Primetime results are based on "fast affiliate time period" data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.

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