"Top 100 Shows" - Wednesday, September 23 2015

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Top 100 Primetime Telecasts

Fox primetime programming has been the butt of jokes lately, but the network earned the last laugh on Wednesday night. Empire returned, and promptly took over the primetime landscape. The powerhouse hip-hop-themed family drama earned a 6.7 Live+SD rating and 16.2 million viewers in its season 2 premiere. Whoa!

The season 2 premiere is the second-highest-rated and second-most-watched episode in series history, only behind the season 1 finale, which pulled a 6.9 in the demo and 17.2 million total viewers.

The series premiere back in January earned a 3.8 Live+SD rating in the demo, and 9.9 million total Live+SD viewers.

Fox new drama series Rosewood benefited from its Empire lead-in, earning a strong 2.4 demo rating and 7.5 million total viewers.

On CBS – The season finale of Big Brother scored a 2.2 in the 18-49 demo and 6.5 million total viewers. Those numbers are up from the season’s penultimate episode, which earned a 1.9 in the demo and 6 million total viewers.

Most of the other broadcast season premieres struggled.

Wednesday marked the 31st season premiere for Survivor. The longtime CBS stalwart dropped a bit, averaging a 2.5 in the demo and 9.7 million total viewers. The season 30 premiere pulled a 2.7 in the demo and 9.8 million Live+SD viewers.

On ABC –Modern Family returned for a 7th season on the Alphabet network, and struggled in its premiere. Yes, the episode was the second-highest-rated of the night, but the 3.2 rating it grabbed in the demo is way down from the 3.9 score earned by the premiere of season 6. Last night’s premiere brought in 9.5 million total viewers. The season 6 premiere averaged 11.1 million. That said, the season 6 premiere didn't have to go up against Empire like last night's did.

Black-ish also struggled in its return. The season 2 premiere earned a 2.4 demo rating and 7.4 million total viewers. Last year’s series premiere grabbed a solid 3.3 rating in the demo to go with over 10.9 million total viewers.

The season 4 premiere of Nashville (1.2) was down three-tenths from the season 3 premiere, and down in total viewers as well.

Not all was lost for ABC. The Goldbergs returned for its 3rd season on ABC, and its return was a strong one. It held steady with its season 2 premiere score in the demo (2.4), but was way up in average total viewers.

Season 7 premiere of The Middle was steady in the 18-49 demo (2.1) but up in total viewers (8.2 million) versus the season 6 premiere.

On NBC – Mysteries of Laura returned for season 2. The episode earned a 1.2 in the 18-49 demo, and only 7.1 million total viewers. The series premiere earned a 1.5 demo rating and over 10 million Live+SD viewers in total.

Law & Order: SVU aired its 17th season premiere on NBC. The episode earned a 1.8 demo rating and 8.3 million total viewers. The season 16 premiere scored a 2.2 18-49 rating and 10 million total viewers.

America's Next Top Model (season 16) grabbed a .45 P18-49 rating in its return to CW.

Cable was significantly different this Wednesday versus last, which is when GOP Debate #2 aired on CNN.

Comedy Central's South Park was the highest-rated cable program in the 18-49 demo (.9). Unfortunately, episode 2 of new series Moonbeam City failed to take advantage of the lead-out, only averaging a .3 in the demo.

Worst Cooks (.5) was the #2 original on cable among the 18-49 set.

Sorted by Adults 18-49, Live+SD Data

<p>Originator</p><p>Program</p><p>Telecast Date</p><p>Telecast Time</p><p>Common Day of Week</p><p>Indicators</p><p>P18-49 Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P2+ Proj (000 s)</p>

FOX

EMPIRE

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

6.66

6.87

8167

16184

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

3.23

4.04

4801

9463

CBS

SURVIVOR

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

2.48

3.21

3815

9700

FOX

ROSEWOOD

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

2.44

2.87

3409

7544

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

09/23/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

2.40

3.08

3660

7619

ABC

BLACK-ISH

09/23/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

2.36

3.02

3586

7303

CBS

BIG BROTHER-WED

09/23/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.21

2.63

3124

6537

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

2.15

2.94

3494

8205

NBC

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.77

2.31

2743

8274

NBC

MYSTERIES OF LAURA

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.22

1.64

1948

7109

ABC

NASHVILLE

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.22

1.54

1833

4910

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - W

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.02

1.09

1295

2196

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

09/23/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.91

0.69

825

2044

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO WED

09/23/2015

9:03 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.89

1.05

1244

2669

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.87

0.76

901

1492

UNI

ANTES MUERTA LICHITA WED

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.82

0.85

1007

2253

UNI

YO NO CREO EN HOMBRES WED

09/23/2015

10:03 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.77

0.89

1052

2153

TEL

BAJO EL MISMO CIELO - W

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.75

0.82

980

1838

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.74

0.60

714

1859

UNI

MUCHACHA ITALIANA CAS WED

09/23/2015

7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.74

0.78

929

2205

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/23/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.71

0.77

920

1779

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/23/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.60

0.71

849

1636

ADULT SWIM

BOBS BURGERS

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.59

0.43

506

1297

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/23/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.58

0.60

707

1508

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.58

0.66

780

1395

ADULT SWIM

CLEVELAND SHOW, THE

09/23/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.57

0.42

501

1390

TEL

AVENIDA BRASIL - W

09/23/2015

8:02 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.53

0.64

759

1469

FOOD NETWORK

WORST COOKS 7

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)(E-O)(P-O)

0.51

0.55

658

1303

FX

FX MOVIE PRIME

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.50

0.52

618

1132

CW

AMERICA'S TOP MODEL-16

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.45

0.51

601

1346

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/23/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.44

0.36

429

781

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.43

0.44

523

1078

TEL

C. CERRADO-ED. ESTELAR W

09/23/2015

7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.43

0.55

655

1511

ADULT SWIM

KING OF THE HILL

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.41

0.33

397

1085

ADULT SWIM

BOBS BURGERS

09/23/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.41

0.32

378

1005

SYFY

GHOST HUNTERS

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.41

0.48

571

1135

FXX

LEAGUE

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.37

0.36

432

547

HISTORY

AMERICAN PICKERS

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.36

0.49

584

1444

LIFETIME TELEVISION

LITTLE WOMEN LA

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.35

0.37

438

931

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.34

0.34

402

818

HOME AND GARDEN TV

HOUSE HUNTERS WHERE NOW

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.34

0.42

495

1657

HOME AND GARDEN TV

PROP BROS BUY AND SELL

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.34

0.37

445

1417

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

DUAL SURVIVAL

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-O)

0.34

0.41

492

755

HOME AND GARDEN TV

HOUSE HUNTERS INTL

09/23/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.33

0.39

459

1487

ABC FAMILY

YOUNG & HUNGRY

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.33

0.31

363

805

HISTORY

AMERICAN PICKERS

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.31

0.44

526

1679

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.31

0.26

303

555

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

DUAL SURVIVAL

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-O)

0.30

0.35

414

779

SYFY

PARANORMAL WITNESS

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.30

0.37

436

760

FOX SPORTS 1

ULTIMATE FIGHTER

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)(E-O)(P-O)

0.30

0.29

350

533

FOOD NETWORK

DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.29

0.38

448

871

UniMas

CINEPLEX WED-B

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P)

0.29

0.32

376

610

USA NETWORK

NCIS

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.29

0.36

430

1758

ABC FAMILY

YOUNG & HUNGRY

09/23/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.28

0.25

296

678

TRUTV

CARBONARO EFFECT, THE

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.28

0.35

412

755

COMEDY CENTRAL

MOONBEAM CITY

09/23/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.28

0.24

286

516

HOME AND GARDEN TV

PROP BROS BUY AND SELL

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.27

0.30

351

1244

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/23/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.27

0.20

243

519

DISNEY CHANNEL

HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(M)(E-O)(P-O)

0.27

0.22

264

1406

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.27

0.21

245

545

BRAVO

MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.26

0.32

383

801

FOOD NETWORK

DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(E-O)(P-O)

0.26

0.27

315

723

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL

DRUGS, INC.

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.26

0.26

312

531

A&E NETWORK

DUCK DYNASTY

09/23/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.25

0.29

344

781

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

CASTLE

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.25

0.32

385

1067

A&E NETWORK

DUCK DYNASTY

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.25

0.31

369

796

A&E NETWORK

DUCK DYNASTY

09/23/2015

10:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.24

0.32

378

835

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

48 HOURS ON ID

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.24

0.31

365

873

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

THE OREILLY FACTOR

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.24

0.39

462

3026

HISTORY

AMERICAN PICKERS

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.24

0.35

411

1448

A&E NETWORK

DUCK DYNASTY

09/23/2015

10:01 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.24

0.30

362

799

NICKELODEON

ICARLY

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.24

0.24

283

1294

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

DUAL SURVIVAL

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-O)

0.24

0.30

358

634

NICKELODEON

ICARLY

09/23/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.23

0.21

253

1235

USA NETWORK

NCIS

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.23

0.32

384

1463

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

CASTLE

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.23

0.33

396

1078

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

CASTLE

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.23

0.32

380

1129

CNBC

SHARK TANK

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.23

0.24

280

698

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

SUSPICION

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.22

0.26

313

813

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL

UNDERWORLD INC.

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.22

0.22

261

496

SYFY

GHOST HUNTERS

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.22

0.28

328

649

TRUTV

CARBONARO EFFECT, THE

09/23/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.22

0.24

279

501

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

KELLY FILE, THE

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.22

0.35

420

2418

USA NETWORK

NCIS

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.21

0.32

377

1637

LIFETIME TELEVISION

LITTLE WOMEN LA

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.21

0.23

277

584

ESPN

MLB WED NIGHT - LATE L

09/23/2015

10:08 PM

WEDNESDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

0.21

0.20

240

557

TRUTV

CARBONARO EFFECT, THE

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.21

0.21

252

497

NICK-AT-NITE

FULL HOUSE

09/23/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.21

0.20

239

826

VH1

LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 2

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.20

0.16

187

387

TLC

MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE

09/23/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.20

0.25

300

613

ION

LAW & ORDER WED 8P

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.20

0.23

279

899

NICK-AT-NITE

FULL HOUSE

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.20

0.18

219

960

TLC

MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.20

0.23

274

541

TRUTV

CARBONARO EFFECT, THE

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.20

0.21

247

495

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL

DRUGS, INC.

09/23/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.19

0.19

228

433

MTV

MTV MOVIES

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-A)

0.19

0.16

191

444

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

SWAMP MURDERS

09/23/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.19

0.27

320

884

TRUTV

CARBONARO EFFECT, THE

09/23/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.19

0.19

225

494

NICK-AT-NITE

JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, THE

09/23/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-A)(P-A)

0.19

0.19

223

649

E!

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST

09/23/2015

10:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.18

0.18

212

449

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