Posted in:

Wednesday Overnight Ratings: CBS Tops in Prime Time and in Late Night

  • Facebook and Twitter

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018

    Household Rating/Share
    CBS: 4.1/ 7, NBC: 3.8/ 7, Fox: 3.7/ 6, ABC: 2.8/ 5, CW: 0.6/ 1

    -Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening (4/12/17):
    NBC: +41, CBS: +2.5, Fox, ABC and CW: no change

    Ratings Breakdown:
    CBS’ veteran “Survivor” topped the Wednesday overnights once again, with the ageless (and still addictive) reality/competition at a 4.9 rating/8 share in households in the 8 p.m. ET hour. Competing “Empire” on Fox (#2: 4.4/ 8), however, is still the show to beat in the hour in adults 18-49 (and all the key demo groups).

    In week three news, ABC sitcom “Alex, Inc.” dipped to a series-low 2.3/ 4 (#4) at 8:30 p.m., which was 34 percent below lead-in “The Goldbergs” (#4: 3.5/ 6 at 8 p.m.) and below former time period occupant “Speechless.” I would not get too used to it.

    Also populating the Wednesday 8 p.m. ET hour was NBC’s “The Blacklist” (#3: 3.5/ 6), which should have no trouble snagging a renewal, and CW special “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” (#5: 0.7/ 1), which ran for 90-minutes.

    At 9 p.m., CBS’ freshman “SEAL Team” (#1: 3.9/ 6) and NBC’s veteran “Law & Order: SVU” (#2: 3.8/ 6) were neck and neck for dominance. Competing “Modern Family” (#3: 3.6/ 6) and “American Housewife” (#4: 2.7/ 5) and Fox’s sophomore “Star” (#4: 3.0/ 5) were at typical overnight levels, and The CW featured an encore telecast of “Masters of Illusion” (#4: 0.4/ 1) at 9:30 p.m.

    At 10 p.m., NBC’s “Chicago PD” led the pack at 4.1/ 7, followed by “Criminal Minds” on CBS (3.4/ 6) and “Designated Survivor” on ABC (2.4/ 4).

    What follows are the household overnight ratings for Wednesday, April 11 broken out by half-hour:

    8:00 p.m.
    ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 3.5/ 6 (#4)
    CBS – “Survivor: Ghost Island”: 5.0/ 9 (#1)
    NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
    Fox – “Empire”: 4.3/ 8 (#2)
    CW – “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” (special): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

    8:30 p.m.
    ABC – “Alex, Inc.”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
    CBS – “Survivor: Ghost Island”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)
    NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
    Fox – “Empire”: 4.5/ 8 (#2)
    CW – “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” (special): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

    9:00 p.m.
    ABC – “Modern Family”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
    CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)
    NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
    Fox – “Star”: 3.1/ 5 (#4)
    CW – “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” (special): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

    9:30 p.m.
    ABC – “American Housewife”: 2.7/ 5 (#4)
    CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.9/ 6 (#1t)
    NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.9/ 6 (#1t)
    Fox – “Star”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
    CW – “Masters of Illusion” (repeat): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

    10:00 p.m.
    ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
    CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
    NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)

    10:30 p.m.
    ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
    CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
    NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.0/ 8 (#1)

    11:30 p.m.
    ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.9/ 5 (#3)
    CBS – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 3.2/ 8 (#1)
    NBC – “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”: 2.0/ 5 (#2)

    12:00 a.m.
    ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.2/ 4 (#3)
    CBS – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 2.0/ 6 (#1)
    NBC – “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

    12:30 a.m.
    ABC – “Nightline”: 1.0/ 3 (#3)
    CBS – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.4/ 5 (#1)
    NBC – “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

    1:00 a.m.
    CBS – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.0/ 4 (#1)
    NBC – “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.9/ 4 (#2)

    1:30 a.m.
    NBC – “Last Call with Carson Daly”: 0.6/ 3

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

    Written by 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.

    3449 posts

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *