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Updated Wednesday Ratings: ‘Survivor’ on CBS Tops Prime Time Telecasts, Grows from Spring ’17 Premiere

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, February 28, 2018 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

Total Viewers (in millions):
CBS: 7.09 million, NBC: 5.77, Fox: 4.58, ABC: 4.33, CW: 767,000

Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
CBS: 1.4 rating/6 share, Fox: 1.2/ 5, NBC: 1.1/ 4, ABC: 1.0/ 4, CW: 0.2/ 1

Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
CBS: 0.8 rating/5 share, Fox: 0.8/ 4, NBC: 0.6/ 3, ABC: 0.5/ 3, CW: 0.2/ 1

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Last night’s premiere episode of SURVIVOR: GHOST ISLAND was the number one program of the night in viewers and key demos, winning its 2-hour block in viewers by a huge +45% over its nearest competition (8.14m versus 5.62m).  Additionally, SURVIVOR scored massive victories in adults 25-54 (+50%, 2.4 versus 1.6) and adults 18-49 (+42%, 1.7 versus 1.2). 
 
SURVIVOR: GHOST ISLAND improved over last season’s Spring premiere (March 8, 2017) by +6% in viewers (from 7.66m), while remaining even in key demos.

(Source: CBS)

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8:00 PM

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.42 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.3/6 (#2). Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#2)

CBS – Survivor: Ghost Island (P)
Viewers: 8.77 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.9/8 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.1/7 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 5.87 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3)

Fox – The X-Files
Viewers: 3.22 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3)

CW – Riverdale (R)
Viewers: 0.76 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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8:30 PM

ABC – Speechless
Viewers: 4.07 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#2). Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#2)

CBS – Survivor: Ghost Island (P)
Viewers: 8.41 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.8/7 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.0/6 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 5.48 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3)

Fox – The X-Files
Viewers: 3.25 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3)

CW – Riverdale (R)
Viewers: 0.63 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:00 PM

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 4.92 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.3/5 (#3). Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#3)

CBS – Survivor: Ghost Island (P)
Viewers: 7.95 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.7/7 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.0/5 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.41 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.1/4 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#3)

Fox – 9-1-1
Viewers: 5.81 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.5/6 (#2), Adults 18-34: 1.1/6 (#1)

CW – Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)
Viewers: 0.82 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:30 PM

ABC – American Housewife
Viewers: 4.11 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#4). Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#4)

CBS – Survivor: Ghost Island (P)
Viewers: 7.45 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.5/6 (#1), Adults 18-34: 0.9/5 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.71 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.2/4 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#3)

Fox – 9-1-1
Viewers: 6.03 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.5/6 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.0/6 (#1)

CW – Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)
Viewers: 0.86 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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10:00 PM

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 3.90 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3). Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3)

CBS – SEAL Team (S)
Viewers: 5.26 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#2), Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#2)

NBC – Chicago P.D.
Viewers: 6.16 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#1), Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1)

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10:30 PM

ABC – Designated Survivor
Viewers: 3.57 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.6/3 (#3). Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3)

CBS – SEAL Team (S)
Viewers: 4.71 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#2), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#2)

NBC – Chicago P.D.
Viewers: 5.97 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#1), Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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