Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Survivor (CBS)||1.7/7||8.52|
|The Goldbergs (ABC)||1.5/6||5.83|
|The X-Files (FOX) – F||0.9/3||3.36|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R||0.8/3||4.78|
|Riverdale (The CW)||0.4/2||1.13|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC) – F||1.3/5||4.64|
|9 p.m.||9-1-1 (FOX) – F||1.7/7||6.58|
|Modern Family (ABC)||1.6/6||5.56|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.4/5||6.34|
|SEAL Team (CBS)||1.0/4||6.47|
|Life Sentence (The CW)||0.2/1||0.54|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC)||1.3/5||4.50|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.3/5||6.99|
|Criminal Minds (CBS)||0.9/4||5.22|
|Designated Survivor (ABC)||0.7/3||4.01|
On a generally up night for the broadcast networks, the season finale of “9-1-1” tied “Survivor” for the lead among adults 18-49. Several shows had their best ratings since January.
“Survivor” and “9-1-1” each drew a 1.7 in the 18-49 demographic; “9-1-1” was up 0.1 vs. last week and “Survivor” steady. The finale of “The X-Files” also rose a tenth of a point for FOX, to 0.9.
Three of ABC’s four comedies improved on their last episodes, with “Speechless” (1.3) tying its second-best rating of the season and “Modern Family” (1.6) and “American Housewife” (1.3) rising two and three tenths. “The Goldbergs” (1.5) and “Designated Survivor” (0.7) were even with their last outings.
“Law & Order: SVU” (1.4) and “Chicago PD” (1.3) each hit five-episode highs for NBC. At CBS, “SEAL Team” ticked up a tenth to 1.0, and “Criminal Minds” was steady at 0.9. The CW’s “Riverdale” and “Life Sentence” were even with last week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/5||1.2/5||1.2/5||1.2/5||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.97||6.73||6.04||4.76||0.84|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/3, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.6/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4
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.