Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) 1.5/7 7.57
The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.1/5 4.60
Empire (FOX) 1.1/5 3.77
Chicago Med (NBC) – R 0.6/3 4.16
In the Dark (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.68
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) 0.9/4 3.79
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) 1.2/5 4.77
Star (FOX) 0.9/4 3.16
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.20
Chicago Fire (NBC) – R 0.6/3 4.06
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.2/1 0.60
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) 0.8/4 3.21
10 p.m. SEAL Team (CBS) 0.6/3 4.48
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC) 0.6/3 3.14
Chicago P.D. (NBC) – R 0.5/3 3.51


After experiencing a small uptick last week, “Empire” ticked back down in the Wednesday primetime ratings this week.

The FOX drama posted a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49, down one-tenth from the 1.2 it scored last Wednesday. It was a similar story for “Star,” which fell from a 1.0 to a 0.9. Despite taking small hits though, “Empire” and “Star” still gave FOX the night’s overall adults 18-19 demo win over the other networks.

However, CBS’ “Survivor” remained the highest-rated and most-watched broadcast Wednesday night, with a 1.5 rating and 7.57 million viewers, even with its broadcast from a week ago. “SEAL Team” managed to hold onto its previous 0.6 as well, even with only an “NCIS” repeat (0.6) as its lead-in.

On ABC, “The Goldbergs” (1.1) and “Whiskey Cavalier” (0.6) both stayed even week-to-week, while “Schooled” (0.9), “Modern Family” (1.2), and “Single Parents” (0.8) all ticked up one-tenth from their last episodes.

Elsewhere, the CW’s “Jane the Virgin” held steady with another 0.2, and NBC’s “One Chicago” lineup took the week off.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 0.9/4 0.9/4 0.5/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.46 5.42 3.78 3.91 0.64


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.6/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.0/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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