Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) 1.5/7 7.31
Empire (FOX) 1.2/6 4.13
The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.1/5 4.38
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.0/5 7.85
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.47
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) 0.8/4 3.41
9 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.1/5 8.10
Modern Family (ABC) 1.1/5 4.34
Star (FOX) 1.0/5 3.46
Million Dollar Mile (CBS) 0.8/4 3.44
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.2/1 0.60
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) 0.8/4 3.14
10 p.m. Chicago P.D. (NBC) 1.0/5 6.91
SEAL Team (CBS) 0.6/3 3.67
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC) 0.6/3 3.14


CBS’ “Survivor” led the Wednesday night primetime ratings in the adults 18-49 demo this week, despite slipping from the 1.6 final rating it had scored last Wednesday to a 1.5. “Million Dollar Mile” followed it with a 0.8, down a tenth from its series premiere’s 0.9, while “SEAL Team” rounded out the night with its second straight 0.6.

Elsewhere, it was an up night for FOX as both “Empire” (1.2) and “Star” (1.1) ticked up a tenth from their ratings a week ago. NBC’s “Chicago” trio all went the other way, with “Med” dropping two-tenths to a 1.0, and “Fire” (1.1) and “P.D.” (1.0) each inching down one-tenth.

On ABC, “The Goldbergs” returned from a week off with a 1.1, down a tenth from its last episode. “Schooled” also returned down from its previous 0.9 to a 0.8, while “Modern Family” held steady with another 1.1. “Single Parents” (0.8) and “Whiskey Cavalier” (0.6), however, both rose one-tenth from their last outings.

The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” also ticked down from its season premiere’s 0.3 to a 0.2 this time around.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 1.1/5 1.0/5 0.8/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.62 3.79 4.81 3.59 0.53


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.6/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.4/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 2.0/6

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4


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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