Thursday, January 8, 2015

UPDATED Wednesday Ratings - Big Numbers for 'Empire' Premiere; 'People's Choice Awards' Down; 'SVU' & 'The Goldbergs' Rise

On January 7, 2015, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.4 - followed by ABC (2.0), CBS (1.6), NBC (1.5) & The CW (0.3).

Furthermore, FOX won in total viewers with 10.359 million viewers - followed by CBS (8.714), NBC (7.324), ABC (6.288) & The CW (1.031).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - American Idol and Empire were adjusted up.

FOX (3.4 Rating, 10.359 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN IDOL (3.2) SEASON PREMIERE
        EMPIRE (3.8) SERIES PREMIERE

ABC (2.0 Rating, 6.288 Million Viewers)
        THE MIDDLE (2.3, +0.1)
        THE GOLDBERGS (2.5, +0.3)
        MODERN FAMILY (3.2, +0.1)
        BLACK-ISH (2.1, -0.2)
        GALAVANT (1.0) REPEAT
        GALAVANT (0.7) REPEAT

CBS (1.6 Rating, 8.714 Million Viewers)
        THE MENTALIST (1.3, -0.1)
        PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2015 (1.8)

NBC (1.5 Rating, 7.324 Million Viewers)
        THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA (1.3, +0.1)
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (1.7, +0.3)
        CHICAGO P.D. (1.6, +0.1)

THE CW (0.3 Rating, 1.031 Million Viewers)
        ARROW (0.2) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.4) REPEAT


                                         The Final Ratings for Wednesday, January 7 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
FOX
American Idol
3.2
11.20

ABC
The Middle
2.3
8.46

CBS
The Mentalist
1.3
9.05

NBC
The Mysteries of Laura
1.3
6.81

CW
Arrow - R
0.2
0.96
8:30.
ABC
The Goldbergs
2.5
7.79
9:00.
FOX
Empire
3.8
9.90

ABC
Modern Family
3.2
9.29

CBS
People’s Choice Awards 2015 (9-11)
1.8
8.62

NBC
Law & Order: SVU
1.7
7.76

CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.4
1.06
9:30.
ABC
black-ish
2.1
6.23
10:00.
NBC
Chicago P.D.
1.6
7.41

ABC
Galavant (10-11) - R
0.8
2.94

Average Rating: 1.87
Average Viewership: 6.963


NOTE: For the 2014-15 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2698 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or canceled.