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Updated Wednesday Ratings: ABC and CBS Share Leadership

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 6.89 million, ABC: 5.67, Fox: 4.86, NBC: 4.32, CW: 781,000

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.5 rating/6 share, CBS: 1.4/ 5, Fox: 1.2/ 4, NBC: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.68 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1t)

CBS – Survivor: Game Changers (season premiere)
Viewers: 8.09 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1t)

NBC –Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 4.14 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Lethal Weapon
Viewers: 5.84 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 975,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Speechless
Viewers: 4.99 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Survivor: Game Changers (season premiere)
Viewers: 7.89 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

NBC –Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 4.43 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Lethal Weapon
Viewers: 5.87 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 842,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 6.51 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Survivor: Game Changers (season premiere)
Viewers: 7.47 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

NBC –Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 4.38 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Star
Viewers: 4.00 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CW – The 100 (R)
Viewers: 723,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 5.11 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Survivor: Game Changers (season premiere)
Viewers: 7.18 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1)

NBC –Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 4.78 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Star
Viewers: 3.73 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CW – The 100 (R)
Viewers: 583,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor (return)
Viewers: 6.12 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.56 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 4.13 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor (return)
Viewers: 5.63 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 2 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.13 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 4.04 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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  • Garebelman

    If Modern family doesn’t adjust up, that is a series low.

    Beyond Borders isn’t looking too good. I think Les Moonves and his conservative non risk taking with all these generic shows is starting to bite him in the arse.

    Designated Survivor did better than I thought after such a LONG break. I enjoyed the episode and the seasonal preview looks interesting.

    • renamoretti1

      At least Les is making sequels of actual hits, but I agree with you in general about the perceived “lack of risk”. I’d argue this “lack of risk” is actually certain to generate bad results…

    • Rex the Wonder Dog

      Rare that a show goes up in the ratings after a long break.

      • renamoretti1

        Makes you wonder why our brilliant Executive Overlords do it so often then, don’t it? 😉

  • renamoretti1

    What a disastrous night, with a disastrous return for Designated Survivor and a disastrous premiere for Beyond Borders.

    The returning shows did awful too… 🙁

    But no problem, all is well in Hollywood where we keep making high-quality product…

    • Rex the Wonder Dog

      Not sure what you mean by disastrous return for Designated Survivor. It was up by 0.1 from when it went on break and is the highest its been since October 12th. Plus it won its hour.

      • renamoretti1

        I mean it didn’t even average 6 million viewers.

        That it’s up a tick in a meaningless demo split should not detract from the reality: this isn’t a hit.

        “Disaster” may be too strong as there are many shows with even worse ratings, but I am tired of Hollywood constantly lowering the bar (reading NBC call All Of Us a “massive hit” is a great example).

        • Rex the Wonder Dog

          Total viewers don’t matter when it comes to chances of renewal. Only the 18-49 counts.

          • renamoretti1

            Actually, only audience numbers really matter as it’s what bring in the money.

            Demos of many sorts, along with “buzz” and “social media impact” are used to justify bringing back a dozen flops each season…

            In the absence of real hits, what matters is how well-connected you are to the network (see New Girl for a great example!) 🙁