Despite huge exposure following the Super Bowl, The World’s Best (1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, 5.56 million viewers) stumbled out of the gate on its regular night Wednesday.
World’s Best did not make the same league as recent debuts of new The Masked Singer on Fox and The Titan Games on NBC. CBS’ James Corden-hosted talent competition series also took a tumble compared to Survivor’s Wednesday opener last September.
In its super-cushy launch after last Sunday’s Super Bowl, The World’s Best had bagged a 7.0 demo rating and 22.2 million viewers at 10:30 PM ET.
On Wednesday night, after The World’s Best, CBS’ Criminal Minds season finale (0.8, 4.73M) stayed steady relative to the previous week, finishing No. 2 in its 10 PM time slot in both metrics.
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Meanwhile, The Masked Singer (2.2, 7.06M) topped Wednesday night in the demo, while matching its lowest rating to date in that metric just one week after clocking its best stat since launch, when the polar vortex kept viewers at home. Its lead-in: 24 Hours to Hell and Back (1.1, 3.81M).
NBC’s Windy City series – Chicago Med (1.4, 9.33M), Chicago Fire (1.3, 8.78M) and Chicago PD (1.2, 7.38M) were the night’s No. 1-3 programs in total viewers, trailing only Fox’s secret-celebrity singing series in the 18-49 age bracket. In addition to bagging the night’s top spot, Med landed a season high in the demo, while Fire and PD both ticked up a tenth.
ABC sat tight on the night with repeats of The Goldbergs (0.8, 3.60M), Schooled (0.7, 2.76M), Modern Family (0.7, 2.62M), Single Parents (0.4, 1.79M) and Match Game (0.4, 2.02M).
The CW’s Riverdale (0.3, 994,000) hit its demo season low, still outperforming All American (0.2, 591K).
Fox (1.6, 5.43M) took the night in the demo, while NBC (1.3, 8.50M) topped total viewers. CBS (1.0, 5.280M) came in third, followed by ABC (0.6, 2.469M) and CW (0.3, 793K).
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