‘Survivor’ & ‘Chicago Fire’ Lead The Pack On Wednesday; ‘Riverdale’ Steady With Fiery Season 5 Finale, ‘CSI: Vegas’ Off To Decent Start

Chicago Fire
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With the historic Season 23 of Big Brother now a thing of the past, it seems that CBS continues to get along well with Survivor at the top of primetime. On Wednesday, Survivor brought in a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.56 million viewers, marking the evening’s highest-rated program. The competition series was stable from last week, when it tied with The Masked Singer in demo rating.

Tying in the demo with The Masked Singer (0.8, 4.12M) this week was Chicago Med on NBC (0.8, 6.74M), which seems to have set the rest of the Chicago trio with a good enough foundation to remain steady. While Chicago Med rose in both demo rating and viewers, Chicago Fire (0.8, 7.00M) climbed up one tenth in rating from last week and drew in the evening’s most viewers.

Later in the evening, Chicago P.D. saw a sizable drop in viewers from its lead-in but won its time slot (0.7, 5.61M), over the premiere of CSI: Vegas and A Million Little Things.

Of the premieres on CBS, Tough As Nails‘ season 3 debut (0.5, 3.09M), with Phil Keoghan, was steady from its Season 2 debut back in February (0.5, 3.39M) as it benefited from a strong Survivor lead-in. The return of CSI with the sequel series, CSI: Vegas (0.4, 3.97M), was off by a tenth in the demo from its Tough As Nails lead-in but built in total viewers, a rare feat for a 10 PM show.

The CW bid farewell to the latest chapters of Riverdale and In the Dark, and said goodbye to one of the former show’s series regulars. Both of the dramas were stable in demo rating, but also fell in viewership from their premieres. Riverdale, with an explosive season 5 finale, bid farewell to Mark Consuelos, who exited the show as a series regular. Read the finale recap here.

Elsewhere in primetime, Fox’s Alter Ego slipped from last week, once again struggling to retain its lead-in audience and demo rating. ABC’s evening peaked with The Goldbergs (0.6, 3.15M)

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