Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) 1.4/7 7.36
Empire (FOX) 1.1/5 3.80
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.0/5 7.71
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.30
Riverdale (The CW) 0.3/2 0.76
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.73
9 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.1/5 8.01
The Amazing Race (CBS) 1.0/5 4.75
Star (FOX) 0.9/4 3.07
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.58
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.2/1 0.55
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) – R 0.4/2 2.01
10 p.m. Chicago P.D. (NBC) 1.0/5 7.05
SEAL Team (CBS) 0.7/3 3.93
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC) 0.4/2 2.53


NBC’s trio of “Chicago” shows returned from several weeks off, and carried the network to a total viewers win in the Wednesday primetime ratings this week.

“Chicago Med” kicked off the night for the network with a 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, even with its last episode. “Chicago Fire” (1.1) and “Chicago P.D.” (1.0) also matched their previous ratings, and took the top spots in the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. hours, respectively. “Fire” (8.01 million) and “Med” (7.71 million) were the night’s two most-watched broadcasts.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Survivor” won the night in the 18-49 demo with a 1.4 rating, down a tenth from its 1.5 last Wednesday. “The Amazing Race” similarly fell from its season premiere’s 1.2 to a 1.0 this week, while “SEAL Team” stayed even with another 0.7. FOX’s “Empire” (1.1) and “Star” (0.9) both held steady week-to-week as well.

On ABC, “Whiskey Cavalier” capped off a night of comedy reruns for the network with a season low 0.4, down from its last episode’s 0.5. The CW’s “Riverdale” went the other way, and managed to tick up from a 0.2 to a 0.3. “Jane the Virgin” held onto its previous 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 1.0/5 1.0/5 0.5/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.59 5.35 3.44 2.61 0.65


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/2, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.2/2, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

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

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 0.8/3


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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