Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Masterchef (FOX) 0.9/4 3.58
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.10
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.28
World of Dance (NBC) – R 0.5/2 2.85
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.64
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.46
9 p.m. Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (FOX) 1.0/4 3.47
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.27
SEAL Team (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.72
World of Dance (NBC) – R 0.5/2 2.54
The Originals (The CW) 0.3/1 0.75
9:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.07
10 p.m. Code Black (CBS) 0.7/3 5.61
Shark Tank (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.22
Reverie (NBC) 0.4/2 1.75


FOX’s two Gordon Ramsay-led shows dipped a bit in Wednesday’s ratings, but they were still the top shows of the night in adults 18-49.

“Masterchef” (0.9 rating) and “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back” (1.0) each fell a tenth of a point in the demographic vs. last week, but they also led their respective hours.

“Code Black” (0.7) was steady in adults 18-49 for CBS and was the night’s top show in total viewers at 5.61 million. “The Originals” (0.3) also matched last week’s rating on The CW. NBC’s “Reverie” fell a tenth to 0.4.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/4 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.52 4.53 2.39 2.38 0.69


Late-night metered market ratings to come.


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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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