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Updated Wednesday Ratings: Clean Sweep for CBS

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.26 million, NBC: 3.57, ABC: 2.72, Fox 1.85, CW: 1.21

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.8 rating/7 share, NBC: 0.9/ 4, ABC: 0.6/ 2, Fox: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs (R)
Viewers: 3.43 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Survivor (season finale)
Viewers: 8.81 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Will & Grace (R)
Viewers: 3.84 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

Fox – Empire (R)
Viewers: 2.18 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (R)
Viewers: 1.37 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Speechless (R)
Viewers: 2.80 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Survivor (season finale)
Viewers: 8.89 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Movie: Pitch Perfect (R)
Viewers: 3.07 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

Fox – Empire (R)
Viewers: 2.08 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (R)
Viewers: 1.36 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 3.01 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Survivor (season finale)
Viewers: 8.94 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Movie: Pitch Perfect (R)
Viewers: 3.34 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#2)

Fox – Star (R)
Viewers: 1.63 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Top 12 Christmas Movies of All Time (R)
Viewers: 1.09 million (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – American Housewife (R)
Viewers: 2.53 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Survivor (season finale)
Viewers: 8.29 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Movie: Pitch Perfect (R)
Viewers: 3.49 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#2)

Fox – Star (R)
Viewers: 1.52 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

CW – The Top 12 Christmas Movies of All Time (R)
Viewers: 1.02 million (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 2.22 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Survivor (season finale) / Survivor Reunion
Viewers: 8.63 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Movie: Pitch Perfect (R)
Viewers: 3.74 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 2.35 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Survivor (season finale) / Survivor Reunion
Viewers: 6.00 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Movie: Pitch Perfect (R)
Viewers: 3.92 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)

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. FROM CBS

    CBS Wednesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “SURVIVOR” FINALE TOPS WEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS

    Matches Year Ago Fall and Spring Editions in A18-49

    CBS Wins Night in All Measures

    · Last night’s SURVIVOR Fall finale from 8:00-10:30 PM was first in viewers (8.72 million), Adults 18-49 (1.9) and Adults 25-54 (2.5), the night’s top program in all these measures.

    · SURVIVOR matched last season’s Spring and Fall editions in Adults 18-49 (1.9) and beat last Spring’s finale in viewers (8.72m versus 8.35m).

    · From 10:30 – 11:00 PM, SURVIVOR REUNION averaged 6 million viewers, 1.2 in Adults 18-49 and 1.7 in Adults 25-54.

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (8.26 million), Adults 18-49 (1.8) and Adults 25-54 (2.5).

    · NOTE: SURVIVOR ran from 8:00 PM – 10:27 PM SURVIVOR LIVE REUNION ran from 10:28 PM – 11:00 PM. All ratings are preliminary and subject to change.

  2. FROM NBC

    Wednesday Primetime Results:

    The 2012 feature film “Pitch Perfect” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 8:30-11 p.m. ET):

    · Is close to rounding up to a 1.0 in 18-49 (currently reporting a 0.945 in these preliminary fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Ranks #2 in the two-and-a-half-hour time period among the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers, behind only CBS’ “Survivor” finale.

    · Grows substantially versus the prior network broadcast of the film opposite the 2016 Super Bowl (0.9 vs. 0.6 from 8:30-11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016) and total viewers (3.512 million vs. 1.809 million).

    · In the 10:30 lead-in to local news, ranks #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in women 18-49 ahead of CBS’s “Survivor” reunion, while tying for #1 among women 18-34 and pulling within 0.1 of a point of CBS in adults 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.2)

    An encore telecast of “Will & Grace” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET):

    · Ranks #2 in the half-hour among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in total viewers

    · Finishes #2 or tied for #2 among those nets in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 25-54.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.2/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/4 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.7/4; “Late Show,” 0.3/2 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/3 with an encore.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.3/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.4/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2 with an encore.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.