Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, September 19, 2018
A pair of season finales both adjusted up from Wednesday’s early adults 18-49 ratings to the finals this afternoon. NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” finale ticked up from its initial 2.0 to a 2.1, while FOX’s “MasterChef” finale adjusted up a tenth from a 1.0 to a 1.1.
CBS’ “Big Brother” also rose from an initial 1.4 to a 1.5 final, now making it even with its Wednesday night broadcast from a week ago. Meanwhile, the series premiere of “I Feel Bad” (1.1) adjusted down a tenth, as did CBS’ “SEAL Team” (0.4) rerun.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue, downward adjustments are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – F||2.1/10||12.88|
|Big Brother (CBS)||1.5/7||5.56|
|Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – F||1.1/5||3.56|
|The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.05|
|Burden of Truth (The CW)||0.1/1||0.67|
|8:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.30|
|9 p.m.||Modern Family (ABC) – R||0.6/3||2.29|
|SEAL Team (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.47|
|Supergirl (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.42|
|9:30 p.m.||Modern Family (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.26|
|10 p.m.||I Feel Bad (NBC) – P||1.1/5||5.72|
|Criminal Minds (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.11|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.08|
|10:30 p.m.||I Feel Bad (NBC)||0.8/4||3.98|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/6||1.1/5||0.8/4||0.6/3||0.1/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.53||3.56||3.71||2.39||0.55|
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