NBC Wins Wednesday Night with the CHICAGO Dramas

NBC Wins Wednesday Night with the CHICAGO Dramas

NBC wins the night in total viewers, growing +1.9 million persons or +32% versus the same Wednesday last year (7.762 million vs. 5.885 million on Oct. 11, 2017). NBC's margin of victory for the night was +1.9 million viewers or +31% (7.762 million vs. 5.909 million for #2 CBS). In 18-49, NBC finished #2 for the night among the Big 4, up from a year-ago #4 finish.

"Chicago Med" (1.3 rating in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

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

· Equals NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the timeslot with regular in-season programming since Feb. 25, 2015 (1.4) and best total-viewer result with in-season regulars since Dec. 10, 2014 (8.087 million).

· Is the #2 most-watched telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks, behind only "Chicago Fire."

· Generates the show's most-watched regular-slot episode since Thursday, March 2, 2017 (8.824 million with a "Voice" lead-in).

· Maintains 100% of last week's crossover episode in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.3 from 9-10 p.m.).

· Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD:

o Last week's "Med" grew +57% in 18-49 (1.34 to 2.10) and +3.1 million viewers overall (8.8 million to 11.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.

o L+7+Digital: After seven days of linear and non-linear viewership, "Med's" Week 1 episode increased to a 2.30 rating in 18-49.

"Chicago Fire" (1.3 rating in 18-49, 8.2 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, topping "SEAL Team," "Star" and ABC's comedy hour of "Modern Family" and "Single Parents."

· Delivers NBC's best total-viewer result in the timeslot with in-season regular programming since Nov. 12, 2014 (10.006 million).

· Matches "Fire's" highest 18-49 rating since the show's Fall 2017 season premiere (1.5 at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017).

· Generates the show's most-watched regular-slot episode since Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (8.222 million).

· Retains 100% of last week's crossover episode in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.3 from 8-9 p.m.) and grows in total viewers (8.219 million vs. 8.101 million).

· Will increase substantially via time-shifting and VOD:

o Last week's "Fire" grew by +46% in 18-49 (1.27 to 1.86) and +2.4 million viewers overall (8.1 million to 10.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

o L+7+Digital: Through seven days of linear and non-linear viewership, "Fire's" Week 1 telecast rose to a 2.47 rating in 18-49.

"Chicago P.D." (1.2 rating in 18-49, 7.1 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 "Criminal Minds") and in total viewers by +2.5 million persons or +54% (7.090 million vs. 4.613 million for "Criminal Minds").

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

· Retains 100% of last week's crossover episode in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2).

· Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD:

o The previous week's "P.D." increased by +70% in 18-49 (1.18 to 2.01) and more than +3.2 million viewers overall (7.8 million to 11.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lifts of the night in 18-49 rating and total viewers.

o L+7+Digital: Counting seven days of linear and non-linear viewership, "P.D.'s" Premiere Week telecast grew to a 2.56 rating in 18-49

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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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