Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) 1.5/7 7.60
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.2/6 7.99
Empire (FOX) 1.1/5 3.97
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.7/4 3.45
Riverdale (The CW) 0.3/2 0.85
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.61
9 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.2/6 8.18
Million Dollar Mile (CBS) – P 1.0/5 4.07
Star (FOX) 0.9/4 3.17
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.60
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – P 0.3/2 0.80
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) – R 0.4/2 2.07
10 p.m. Chicago P.D. (NBC) 1.1/5 7.06
SEAL Team (CBS) 0.6/3 3.88
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC) 0.5/3 2.95


“Jane the Virgin” kicked off its final season in solid fashion Wednesday night.

The CW series scored a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49, tying its fourth season premiere from back in Oct. 2017, and beating its season 4 finale by one-tenth. Its lead-in, “Riverdale,” also posted a 0.3, even with its episode from last Wednesday.

On CBS, “Survivor” managed to rebound from the 1.3 it scored a week ago, back up to a 1.5 this week, taking the night’s no. 1 spot in the demo. The series premiere of “Million Dollar Mile” followed at 9 p.m. with an OK 1.0 rating and 4.07 million viewers, on par with how the time-period premiere of “The World’s Best” performed in February.

“SEAL Team” rounded out the night for CBS with a 0.6, down a tenth from its previous 0.7. FOX’s “Empire” (1.1) and “Star” (0.9) both similarly ticked down one-tenth week-to-week.

Meanwhile, NBC’s “Chicago Med” (1.2), “Chicago Fire” (1.2), and “Chicago P.D.” (1.1) returned from several weeks off, all steady with their most recent episodes. “Med” and “Fire” were the night’s two-most watched broadcasts as well, with NBC winning the night in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Elsewhere, “Whiskey Cavalier” was ABC’s only original broadcast of the night, and followed a slew of comedy reruns with a 0.5 and 2.95 million viewers, down again from its last outing’s 0.6 and 3.67 million viewers.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 1.0/5 1.0/5 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.74 5.18 3.57 2.77 0.82


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.5/7

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/3, 1.0/4

“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. 
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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