"Top 100 Shows" - Wednesday, September 30 2015 - Broadcasting & Cable

"Top 100 Shows" - Wednesday, September 30 2015

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Top 100 Primetime Telecasts

It was a strange Wednesday night for broadcast, in particular. Empire, TV's top-rated entertainment series, experienced a week-to-week loss in viewers. With a 5.5 P18-49 rating, episode 2 fell more than a point from last week's season premiere. The episode grabbed 13.7 million viewers, while last week's premiere averaged 16.2 million. Granted, the episode still finished #1 on the night, but it shows that even Empire isn't immune to the downward ratings trend experienced by most primetime broadcast series in recent months.

  • Perhaps impacted by the decline of Empire, Rosewood (2.0) experienced a four-tenths drop in the demo versus last Wednesday's premiere.
  • Modern Family (3.0) finished in second once again, but was down two-tenths from the season premiere.
  • Survivor (2.4) lost one one-tenth from last week's premiere, while The Goldbergs (2.4) and The Middle (2.2) both held steady.
  • Criminal Minds returned last night for its 11th season on CBS, and struggled (a bit of a theme here, eh?) The season 11 premiere averaged a 2.0 demo rating and 10.1 million total Live+SD viewers. Last year's premiere averaged a 2.7 demo rating and 11.6 million total Live+SD viewers.
  • New medical drama Code Black stumbled out of the gates for CBS, averaging a 1.5 demo rating and over 8.6 million total viewers. It lost a significant amount of viewers from its Criminal Minds lead-in, and stands as CBS' lowest-rated premiere of the season.
  • Black-ish continues to struggle on ABC. Episode 2 averaged a 1.8 rating and almost 6 million total viewers just one week after premiering with a 2.4 demo rating and 7.4 million viewers in total.
  • Nashville (1.1) lost one-tenth in the demo and was -200,000 in total viewers.
  • Law & Order: SVU (1.7) fell one-tenth from last week.
  • Chicago PD returned for its third season, and failed to build on its SVU lead-in.
  • Mysteries of Laura (1.2) held steady in the demo, and was +300,000 in total viewers. Laura was the only Wednesday night broadcast series to experience a weekly improvement in average total viewers.
  • South Park (.8) was cable's highest-rated program for a second consecutive week, despite falling one-tenth in the 18-49 demo.
  • A special episode of Teen Mom finished slightly below South Park in cable's P18-49 hierarchy.
  • Food Network's Worst Cooks (.6) improved by one-tenth.
  • Ghost Hunters, Little Women: LA, and The League all held steady (.4).
  • The Kelly File was cable's most-watched program (3 million total viewers), edging The O'Reilly Factor.

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>P18-49 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P25-54 Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P2+ Proj (000 s)</p>

FOX

EMPIRE

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

5.49

6961

5.88

6981

13742

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.96

3755

3.86

4589

8723

CBS

SURVIVOR

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.38

3022

3.25

3856

9429

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

09/30/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.38

3021

3.13

3715

7389

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.16

2744

2.96

3516

7913

CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

2.03

2574

2.72

3230

10075

FOX

ROSEWOOD

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.99

2517

2.48

2945

6236

ABC

BLACK-ISH

09/30/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.82

2311

2.44

2901

5936

NBC

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.72

2178

1.96

2327

6728

NBC

CHICAGO PD

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.70

2159

2.09

2488

6652

CBS

CODE BLACK

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.54

1949

2.13

2533

8581

NBC

MYSTERIES OF LAURA

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.23

1558

1.72

2042

7355

ABC

NASHVILLE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.14

1446

1.52

1800

4720

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO WED

09/30/2015

9:05 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.98

1242

1.10

1302

2604

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - W

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.90

1146

0.99

1171

1953

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.89

1135

0.95

1130

2299

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

09/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.88

1114

0.67

799

1943

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.87

1099

1.00

1194

2387

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.86

1095

0.99

1171

2231

UNI

YO NO CREO EN HOMBRES WED

09/30/2015

10:06 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.84

1065

0.91

1087

2187

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.78

993

0.67

800

1328

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.77

972

0.87

1038

2176

MTV

TEEN MOM II SPECIAL

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.77

972

0.67

791

1308

TEL

BAJO EL MISMO CIELO - W

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.73

929

0.82

971

1719

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.72

918

0.55

657

1758

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.72

907

0.84

996

2110

UNI

ANTES MUERTA LICHITA WED

09/30/2015

8:03 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.70

893

0.74

880

1798

UNI

MUCHACHA ITALIANA CAS WED

09/30/2015

7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.69

880

0.75

895

1887

FOOD NETWORK

WORST COOKS 7

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.59

744

0.64

758

1554

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

DUAL SURVIVAL

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)(P-O)

0.58

734

0.66

788

1500

ADULT SWIM

CLEVELAND SHOW, THE

09/30/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.52

661

0.43

516

1356

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.50

629

0.59

703

1443

TEL

AVENIDA BRASIL - W

09/30/2015

8:02 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.48

610

0.59

697

1436

ADULT SWIM

BOBS BURGERS

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.47

601

0.40

475

1223

TEL

C. CERRADO-ED. ESTELAR W

09/30/2015

7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.45

575

0.56

661

1686

ADULT SWIM

BOBS BURGERS

09/30/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.40

510

0.37

437

1100

FXX

LEAGUE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.39

489

0.37

441

634

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

KELLY FILE, THE

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.37

472

0.46

550

3005

FOOD NETWORK

WORST COOKS 7

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.37

468

0.37

434

971

SYFY

GHOST HUNTERS

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.36

462

0.49

578

1085

LIFETIME TELEVISION

LITTLE WOMEN LA

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.36

460

0.42

498

990

ABC FAMILY

YOUNG & HUNGRY

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.36

452

0.35

414

778

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

BUILT TO SURVIVE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.35

446

0.41

491

966

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/30/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.35

439

0.30

357

614

FX

FX MOVIE PRIME

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.34

428

0.36

432

872

MTV

TEEN MOM II SSN6

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.33

423

0.25

295

571

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

THE OREILLY FACTOR

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.33

417

0.44

520

2920

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

DUAL SURVIVAL

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.32

405

0.37

443

945

HISTORY

AMERICAN PICKERS

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.32

401

0.44

520

1783

FOOD NETWORK

DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.31

397

0.36

433

926

CW

IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FEST-2

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

0.31

395

0.37

436

928

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.31

391

0.26

314

538

HOME AND GARDEN TV

HOUSE HUNTERS

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.31

387

0.39

466

1422

HISTORY

AMERICAN PICKERS

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.30

379

0.40

474

1349

HOME AND GARDEN TV

HOUSE HUNTERS INTL

09/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.29

372

0.36

424

1334

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL

DRUGS, INC.

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.29

365

0.30

361

592

LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK

SECRET TAPES OF OJ CASE

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.29

365

0.31

373

950

HISTORY

AMERICAN PICKERS

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.29

363

0.44

520

1729

BRAVO

MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.29

363

0.36

433

805

SYFY

PARANORMAL WITNESS

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.28

356

0.36

422

752

USA NETWORK

NCIS

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.27

344

0.33

390

1482

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

HANNITY

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.27

340

0.37

438

2029

NICK-AT-NITE

FULL HOUSE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.27

337

0.27

319

973

COMEDY CENTRAL

MOONBEAM CITY

09/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.26

335

0.23

268

467

USA NETWORK

NCIS

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.26

331

0.34

407

1461

FOX SPORTS 1

ULTIMATE FIGHTER

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.26

328

0.25

294

538

MTV

ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 3

09/30/2015

10:02 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.26

328

0.16

193

514

A&E NETWORK

DUCK DYNASTY

09/30/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.26

327

0.27

316

670

HOME AND GARDEN TV

PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR)

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.25

319

0.28

335

1021

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.25

313

0.25

294

613

ADULT SWIM

KING OF THE HILL

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.25

311

0.21

254

844

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/30/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.25

311

0.22

263

503

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

310

0.24

281

518

NICK-AT-NITE

FULL HOUSE

09/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

310

0.22

261

955

A&E NETWORK

DUCK DYNASTY

09/30/2015

10:01 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

309

0.23

279

660

AMC

AMC MOVIE

09/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

304

0.20

235

625

HOME AND GARDEN TV

PROP BROS BUY AND SELL

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.24

304

0.29

350

1111

NICK-AT-NITE

FULL HOUSE

09/30/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

303

0.27

319

1043

TLC

MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.24

303

0.26

307

669

ESPN

MLB WED NIGHT - LATE L

09/30/2015

10:09 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

302

0.25

302

674

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

302

0.21

254

530

A&E NETWORK

DUCK DYNASTY

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

301

0.26

312

584

E!

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST

09/30/2015

10:32 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.24

299

0.23

274

532

TRUTV

CARBONARO EFFECT, THE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.23

297

0.26

313

624

NICK-AT-NITE

FULL HOUSE

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.23

291

0.24

288

1003

USA NETWORK

NCIS

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.23

288

0.30

352

1431

E!

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST

09/30/2015

10:01 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.22

285

0.22

263

459

SYFY

GHOST HUNTERS

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.22

281

0.26

308

573

TLC

MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE

09/30/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.22

280

0.26

312

666

NICKELODEON

BELLA AND THE BULLDOGS

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.22

274

0.22

263

1494

AMC

ACTION WEDNESDAYS

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.21

266

0.24

289

546

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

SUSPICION

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.21

262

0.27

327

736

TV LAND

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

09/30/2015

10:24 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.21

262

0.27

324

818

VH1

TWINNING

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.21

261

0.18

215

460

SPIKE TV

SPIKE TV MOVIE

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.21

261

0.21

247

460

UniMas

LIGA MX (PT) WED

09/30/2015

9:25 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.20

257

0.24

279

452

TV LAND

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

09/30/2015

9:48 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.20

254

0.23

278

783

LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK

SECRET TAPES OF OJ CASE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.20

251

0.20

232

565

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