Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Survivor (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – P||1.7/7||8.14|
|The Goldbergs (ABC)||1.3/5||5.42|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.9/4||5.67|
|The X-Files (FOX)||0.8/3||3.24|
|Riverdale (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.70|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC)||1.0/4||4.07|
|9 p.m.||9-1-1 (FOX)||1.5/6||5.92|
|Modern Family (ABC)||1.3/5||4.92|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.1/4||5.56|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.84|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC)||1.0/4||4.11|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.2/5||6.07|
|SEAL Team (CBS)||0.8/3||4.99|
|Designated Survivor (ABC)||0.6/2||3.73|
The premiere of “Survivor: Ghost Island” led Wednesday night’s ratings with numbers fairly clsoe to its fall debut, and several ABC shows had a rough night.
“Survivor” posted a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49, down a tenth of a point from its fall premiere and even with its fall average. The two-hour premiere declined in each half-hour, which isn’t great. “SEAL Team” followed with a season-low 0.8.
ABC’s shows were down across the board from their last originals. “The Goldbergs” and “Modern Family” (both 1.3) each fell four tenths of a point, with “Modern Family” scoring a series low. “Designated Survivor” returned from hiatus to a series-low 0.6, and “Speechless” (1.0, -0.3) and “American Housewife” (1.1, -0.1) also dipped.
FOX’s “9-1-1” (1.5) and “The X-Files” (0.8) fell 0.2 and 0.1 from their last episodes. At NBC, “Chicago PD” returned from its Olympics break with a 1.2, even with its last outing. “The Blacklist” (0.9) and “Law & Order: SVU” (1.1) were off 0.1 and 0.2.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.4/5||1.2/5||1.1/4||1.0/4||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.09||4.58||5.77||4.33||0.77|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 2.1/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.7/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/3, 1.6/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/5
“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.
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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.