One week deeper into 2017, last night looked a lot like the Wednesday before ratingswise, with most shows on the Big 4 and the CW even or steady.
The most notable change of the night came with Star (1.4/5), with the Lee Daniels co-created series declining 13% among adults 18-49 compared with its regular time-slot debut last week. Still, the musical drama was even with lead-in Lethal Weapon (1.4/5), which matches its fast affiliates of January 4 and is currently down a tenth from last week’s final numbers. All of which put Fox in second place for the night in the key demo, like last week, with a 1.4/5 behind ABC’s 1.6/6.
Not facing Fox’s Empire, ABC’s Modern Family (2.3/8) was the night’s highest-rated and, by a hair over CBS’ Criminal Minds’ (1.4/5) 7.53 million, most watched show with 7.57 million tuning in. The comedy was even with last week’s fast affiliates and down a tenth from the final ratings of January 4. With the top four highest-rated shows of the night, ABC also saw The Goldbergs (1.9/7), Speechless (1.7/6) and Black-ish (1.7/6) all even with last week. At 10 PM, Match Game (1.1/4) was down two tenths from its January 4 debut.
Frequency (0.2/1) was the CW’s only original of Wednesday and matched last week’s airing. Even was the word for Criminal Minds among the 18-49s in its final numbers of last week too, but its bookends of Undercover Boss (1.1/4) and Code Black (0.9/3) were both down a tenth.
On NBC, Blindspot (1.0/4) was also down a tenth to match a series low while Law & Order: SVU (1.4/5) also dropped the same amount. The latter, however, did hit its best overall viewership this season since September 21, 2106, with 6.1 million watching. At 10 PM, Chicago P.D. (1.5/5) was even with its January 4 show.