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‘Empire’ Return Tops Fox in Adults 18-49

CBS Wins in Total Viewers

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 6.70 million, Fox: 6.28, NBC: 5.19, ABC: 4.27, CW: 1.15

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 1.9 rating/8 share, CBS: 1.3/ 5, NBC: 1.1/ 4, ABC: 1.0/ 4, CW: 0.4/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs (R)
Viewers: 4.48 million (23), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – Survivor: Game Changers
Viewers: 8.01 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 4.39 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Shots Fired (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.46 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2t)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 1.47 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Speechless (R)
Viewers: 3.78 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Survivor: Game Changers
Viewers: 7.78 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 4.15 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Shots Fired (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.87 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 1.33 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 3.93 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3t)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.46 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 4.86 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3t)

Fox – Empire (return)
Viewers: 7.78 million (#1), A18-49: 2.7/10 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 961,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish (R)
Viewers: 3.08 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.31 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.17 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Empire (return)
Viewers: 8.01 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/10 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 846,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.27 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.93 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.26 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.07 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.73 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.32 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I think it is time to move SVU to Thursday at 10PM. I say push Chicago Justice Wed at 9PM.

    I am really enjoying Designated Survivor.

      • It will either be canceled or moved to Friday. The Blacklist is a Friday option too.

        The funny thing about NBC Wed at 8PM is nothing has worked in that time slot since Deal or No Deal. That has been off the air since how long? And before that NBC had next to nothing work in the time slot before that. I’ve floated an idea to fix Wed at 8PM but many do not like the idea of moving This is Us away from the Voice.

        • Mysteries of Laura did just ok, but better than Blindspot. I wonder if a game show would work there or maybe two multi-cam comedies.

          • I can’t remember the names but I believe NBC tried comedies on the night multi cam and single cam and at most they saw a season 2 and was canceled.

            • It ll boils down to ordering good shows, something NBC hasn’t been able to do for years and years and years…

              If you don’t have good shows, you can be the greatest programming guru, you’re rearranging the deck chairs…

  2. Interesting spin given that in the real dollars and cents audience ratings, Empire is tied with old and tired Survivor…