Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||51st Annual CMA Awards (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – S||3.2/12||14.29|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.9/3||4.99|
|Riverdale (The CW)||0.5/2||1.49|
|9 p.m.||Star (FOX)||1.2/4||3.79|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.1/4||4.89|
|SEAL Team (CBS)||0.9/3||6.17|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.2/1||0.72|
|10 p.m.||Criminal Minds (CBS)||0.9/3||5.47|
|Chicago PD (NBC)||0.9/3||5.14|
Ratings for the CMA Awards improved on last year’s show, giving ABC a ratings win Wednesday night.
The awards drew a 3.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.29 million viewers, up from 2.9 and 12.5 million in 2016 (when they aired opposite Game 7 of the World Series). The 2015 ceremony drew a 3.8 in the 18-49 demographic, but this year’s had the biggest total audience since 2014.
FOX took second for the night in adults 18-49 as “Empire” (1.8) was even with its last episode on Oct. 18. “Star” was off a tenth of a point at 1.2.
“Survivor” (1.6) was even with last week, and “The Blacklist” (0.9) rose a tenth of a point, but the rest of CBS’ and NBC’s shows were down vs. their last originals. “SEAL Team” and “Criminal Minds” (both 0.9) were down a tenth apiece for CBS. “Law & Order: SVU” (1.1) also fell by a tenth, and “Chicago PD” (0.9) came down two tenths.
“Riverdale” was also down a tenth on The CW, coming in at 0.5. “Dynasty” was flat at 0.2.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.2/12||1.5/5||1.1/4||0.9/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||14.29||4.60||6.46||5.01||1.11|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/4, 2.3/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.5/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/3, 1.6/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.4/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/4
Note: An earlier version of this post misstated the adults 18-49 rating for the CMA Awards. It was 3.2 rather than 3.3.
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