Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Chicago Med (NBC) 1.3/6 9.36
The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.2/6 5.29
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS) 1.1/5 4.50
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (FOX) 1.1/5 3.61
Riverdale (The CW) 0.4/2 1.13
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) 1.1/5 4.40
9 p.m. The Masked Singer (FOX) 2.3/9 7.10
Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.2/6 8.42
Modern Family (ABC) 1.2/6 4.50
SEAL Team (CBS) 0.8/4 5.12
All American (The CW) 0.2/1 0.72
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) 0.7/3 2.80
10 p.m. Chicago P.D. (NBC) 1.1/5 7.22
Criminal Minds (CBS) 0.8/4 4.52
Match Game (ABC) 0.5/3 2.29


It was another solid week for “The Masked Singer.”

The FOX reality-competition series won the Wednesday primetime ratings for the fourth straight week with a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.10 million viewers, up a tenth from its episode a week ago. Its lead-in, “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (1.1), managed to tick up a tenth as well.

NBC’s “Chicago Med” similarly rose from a 1.2 to a 1.3 this week, tying its season high in the demo, and – with 9.36 million viewers – scored its most-watched episode since Dec. 2015. “Chicago Fire” (1.2) and “Chicago P.D.” (1.1) stayed even week-to-week.

Meanwhile, it was a mostly steady night for ABC, as “The Goldbergs” (1.2), “Modern Family” (1.2), and “Match Game” (0.5) all matched their previous episodes. “Schooled” leveled off a little in its third week too, and scored the same 1.1 it did last Wednesday. “Single Parents” was ABC’s only primetime show of the night to take a hit, and fell a tenth to a season low 0.7.

CBS’ “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” posted a 1.1 with its third episode, down from its Tuesday (1.2) and Monday (1.5) night broadcasts. “SEAL Team” (0.8) and “Criminal Minds” (0.8) returned from a week off in steady fashion. On the CW, “Riverdale” slipped from a 0.5 to a 0.4, and “All American” held onto a 0.2 yet again.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/7 1.2/6 0.9/4 0.9/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.36 8.33 4.71 3.59 0.93


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.6/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/3, 1.2/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“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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