CBS’ Survivor: Edge of Extinction (1.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, 7.57 million viewers) topped Wednesday night in the demo and total viewers.
With Million Dollar Mile exiled to Saturdays, CBS plugged Wednesday’s 9 PM hole with an NCIS repeat (0.6, 4.20M), resulting in a two-tenth drop in the demo – but 29% gain in total viewers. Despite that diminished demo lead-in, SEAL Team (0.6, 4.48M) maintained its demo rating for a third straight week at 10 PM, though it’s at a series low.
Fox’s Empire (1.1, 3.77M) marked a new series low in total viewers and slipped a tenth week to week in the demo, to tie the series’ low set two weeks ago after managing a mini-rally to a 1.2 rating the previous week. After Empire, Fox’s Star (0.9, 3.16M) also matched its series low in the demo.
A wedding episode of Modern Family (1.2, 4.77M) came in behind only Survivor in both metrics for the night, winning its 9 PM half-hour, growing week to week by half a million viewers and by a tenth in the demo. That marks its most watched telecast since January 30, and ties its best demo rating since January 9.
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ABC comedies airing before and after Modern Family also inched up a tenth – Schooled (0.9, 3.79M) and Single Parents (0.8, 3.21M) – while ABC was steady at 8 PM with The Goldbergs, (1.1, 4.60M) and 10 PM with Whiskey Cavalier (0.6, 3.14M).
NBC’s Chicago series repeats ranked No. 2 for the night in total viewers.
Fox (1.0, 3.46M) took the night in the demo. CBS (0.9, 5.42M) topped total viewers and tied ABC (0.9, 3.78M) for No. 2 in the demo. NBC (0.5, 3.91M) came in second in overall crowd and No. 4 in the demo. The CW (0.2, 642,000) followed with an In The Dark repeat (0.2, 681K) and Jane the Virgin (0.2, 604K).
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