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Updated Wednesday Ratings: CBS and Fox Share Leadership

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, April 5, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 6.65 million, ABC: 5.25, NBC: 5.21, Fox: 4.98, CW: 962,000

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 1.6 rating/6 share, ABC: 1.4/ 5, CBS: 1.2/ 5, NBC: 1.1/ 4, CW: 0.3/

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.60 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 8.24 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 4.46 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3t)

Fox – Shots Fired
Viewers: 3.59 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3t)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 1.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Speechless
Viewers: 4.75 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 8.34 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 4.15 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Shots Fired
Viewers: 3.70 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 956,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 6.16 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.10 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order
Viewers: 4.80 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 6.13 million (#3), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)

CW – Whose Line is it Anyway? (R)
Viewers: 887,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 4.57 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 6.83 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order
Viewers: 5.05 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 6.49 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#1)

CW – Whose Line is it Anyway? (R)
Viewers: 891,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.37 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.86 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.28 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.02 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.55 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.49 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 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 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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  1. Put “This is Us” Wednesday at 8PM NBC. You’d have a coherent lineup on Wednesday for the first time in decades.

    • Disagree. NBC is not going to move its biggest freshman hit in years to a weaker time slot. As we’ve seen in recent weeks, not many shows have thrived in that post-Voice Tuesday time slot.

      This Is Us stabilizes their Tuesday nights even when The Voice isn’t airing.

      • I would go along with this but TIU has shown that it is a type of show that you cannot use to lead in to much of anything to grow a new show so what is the point? While I won’t complain if they leave it there, what I said is a good option. What is your proposition for Their Wed at 8PM problem? I had to go back to Deal or No Deal to find something that lasted past 2 seasons.

        Why wouldn’t NBC want the Voice to launch something else?

        8PM is typically weaker when daylight savings time arises.

        I guess we’ll see what NBC winds up doing.

        • The 9pm slot is optimal for max potential amount viewers and we are already accustomed to TIU on Tuesday nights. The hope is to retain or even build upon its audience from its first season and moving it to another night shouldn’t be in its best interest for its immediate future.

          Would you be opposed to shifting the already-established Chicago Fire to a new night and time (maybe even that Wed 8pm time) so NBC can place a new drama after TIU?

          • I’m sketchy on moving Chicago Fire only because it has been there since it first came on the air so fans are already fixed on that time slot. That time slot use to belong to SVU where it thrived for years and years before the 10PM experiment that shoved it back to 9PM. I have long believed SVU needs to go back to 10PM. Perhaps Thursday at 10PM even. At the minimum, a Friday run. NBC won’t cancel that show until it breaks a record.

            Back to Chicagos, Justice needs to be off of Sunday. It’s the weaker show. I’d be game for Wed at 9PM to lead in to PD

          • I’m with SotB for what it’s worth. NBC’s problem is its inability to find hits (This Is Us isn’t one).

            Moving its one solid scripted show serves little purpose and may damage it (like CBS damaged The Mentalist).

            Were Bob Greenblatt able to develop hit shows, it’d be different.

            If This Is Us established itself as a real hit (highly unlikely IMO), then it’d be time to move it if necessary.