Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, February 26, 2019
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Masked Singer (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – F||3.1/14||10.02|
|Chicago Med (NBC)||1.2/6||8.45|
|The Goldbergs (ABC)||1.1/5||4.53|
|Riverdale (The CW)||0.3/2||0.88|
|8:30 p.m.||Schooled (ABC)||0.9/4||3.52|
|9 p.m.||Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.2/6||8.25|
|Modern Family (ABC)||1.1/5||4.34|
|The World’s Best (CBS) (9-11 p.m.)||0.5/2||2.69|
|All American (The CW)||0.2/1||0.62|
|9:30 p.m.||Single Parents (ABC)||0.7/3||2.95|
|10 p.m.||Chicago P.D. (NBC)||1.1/5||7.13|
|Whiskey Cavalier (ABC) – P||0.7/3||4.10|
The 2-hour season finale of “The Masked Singer” scored another dominant win in the Wednesday primetime ratings this week.
FOX’s freshman reality-competition series rose from its 2.7 last Wednesday to a series high 3.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, and a new season high in total viewers with 10.02 million. “The Masked Singer” grew considerably throughout its 2-hour run time, from a 2.6 in its first half hour to a peak 3.8 rating in its last. It was easily the night’s most-watched and highest-rated broadcast.
Opposite “The Masked Singer,” most of the night’s other shows held up fairly well in the ratings. ABC’s “The Goldbergs” (1.1), “Schooled” (0.9), “Modern Family” (1.1), and “Single Parents” (0.7) all matched their episodes from a week ago.
Meanwhile, “Whiskey Cavalier” made its official premiere at 10 p.m., following a special post-Oscars sneak preview broadcast of its pilot this past Sunday, and scored a 0.7 with 4.10 million viewers. That’s down just slightly from the 0.8 and 4.2 million viewers its broadcast scored Sunday night, but on par with how “A Million Little Things” performed in the same time slot throughout most of this past fall.
On CBS, “The World’s Best” continued to struggle, falling another tenth to a 0.5. “Survivor,” however, just took a minor hit week-to-week, from its season premiere’s 1.6 to a 1.5. NBC’s recently-renewed “Chicago Med” (1.2) and “Chicago Fire” (1.2) also fell one-tenth, while “Chicago P.D.” dropped back down from a season high 1.4 to a 1.1.
The CW’s “Riverdale” (0.3) returned from break, even with its last outing, as did “All American” (0.2).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.1/14||1.2/6||0.9/4||0.8/3||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||10.02||7.94||3.92||4.15||0.75|
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