There were small upticks all over last night in primetime, but the real rise went to Code Black (1.2/4). Coming off a low last week, the CBS freshman medical drama saw a 20% jump among adults 18-49 for its Season 1 finale Wednesday. In overall viewers, it saw a 14% rise to 6.91 million as the medical drama awaits word on a renewal.
Overall, CBS matched Fox for the 18-49 top spot with a 1.7/5 rating and won the night in total viewers with 8.11 million watching. The net’s night started off well, with the second week of the latest season of Survivor (2.0/7) actually up 5%. However, the long-running reality series was not the most watched show of the night like last week. In fact, it wasn’t even the second most watched: lead-out Criminal Minds (1.8/6) scored that honor with 8.81 million tuning in. Among the demo, Criminal Minds was even with its last original February 10.
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With an audience of 8.92 million, the most watched show of Wednesday’s primetime was American Idol (2.1/7), also the night’s second highest rated show. The competition series got a bit more good news with an uptick of a tenth from last week’s season low. That was also true of its lead-out Hell’s Kitchen (1.3/4). The Gordon Ramsay-hosted series bopped up 8% among the demo from its February 17 episode.
The early results are a bit mixed for the CW, with an abducting Arrow (1.0/3) up 11% but Supernatural (0.7/2) declining 13%.
NBC’s night started and ended a lot like last week, with The Mysteries Of Laura (1.0/3) and Chicago P.D. (1.6/6) even. The same is true for ABC’s The Middle (1.9/6), though fellow comedy The Goldbergs (1.9/6) was down 5%. The rest of ABC’s night of Modern Family (2.5/8), which was the highest-rated show of Wednesday’s prime, a very poignant Black-ish (1.9/6) and American Crime (0.9/3) were all up a tenth from their February 17 episodes. The middle part of NBC’s evening did not fare the same, with Law & Order: SVU (1.5/5) down 12% in the demo from last week.
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