Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time (ABC) 2.3/12 14.82
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.1/6 7.41
Undercover Boss (CBS) – P 0.7/3 4.23
Flirty Dancing (FOX) 0.3/2 1.42
Riverdale (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.41
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) 1.5/7 6.40
Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.1/6 7.91
Criminal Minds (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – P 0.7/4 4.66
Almost Family (FOX) 0.3/2 1.01
Nancy Drew (The CW) – R 0.1/0 0.42
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) 0.9/5 3.40
10 p.m. Chicago P.D. (NBC) 1.0/6 7.03
Stumptown (ABC) 0.5/3 2.73


In its second night, “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” continued to generate some impressive numbers for ABC. The special limited series gave the network the no. 1 primetime show for the second night in a row, and posted a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 with 14.82 million viewers – topping its Tuesday premiere’s 14.42 million viewer audience, despite being a tenth below its 2.4 rating.

The “Jeopardy!” special also lifted “Modern Family” to its highest adults 18-49 rating (1.5) since Sept. 2018. “Single Parents” returned with a new season high rating as well (0.9), while “Stumptown” (0.5) returned on par with its previous outings this season.

On NBC, “Chicago Med” (1.1), “Chicago Fire” (1.1), and “Chicago P.D.” (1.0) all returned from the midseason break, down a tenth from their fall finales. Meanwhile, FOX’s “Flirty Dancing” continued its rating decline – falling from its 0.4 rating last Wednesday to a 0.3 this time around. “Almost Family” stayed low with yet another 0.3.

Elsewhere, the season premiere of CBS’ “Undercover Boss” scored a 0.7 rating with 4.23 million viewers, and “Criminal Minds” kicked off its final season with back-to-back 0.7s as well. Those ratings, along with the 4.66 million viewers it averaged across the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. hours, put the long-running series well in line with its averages last season.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/6 1.1/6 0.7/3 0.3/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.48 7.45 4.52 1.22 0.42



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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