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Wednesday Overnights: Another Night of Dominance for Canceled ‘Code Black’ on CBS

Could a Fourth Season Pick-Up Be Pending?

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.1/ 6, Fox: 2.5/ 5, ABC: 1.8/ 3, NBC: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening
CBS: +29, Fox: +25, CS: +20, ABC: – 5, NBC: -39

Ratings Breakdown:
The ongoing success of canceled CBS medical drama “Code Black” is the story on the broadcast networks this summer, which should warrant a fourth season pick-up. “Code Black” topped the overnight charts once again, last night with a 3.9 rating/8 share in households in the 10 p.m. hour. Comparably, that tripled competing NBC freshman drama “Reverie” (#3: 1.3/ 2). It beat both “Reverie” and an encore telecast of ABC’s “Shark Tank” (#2: 1.6/ 3) combined by 34 percent. And “Code Black” increased from a repeat of lead-in “SEAL Team” (#1: 2.5/ 4 from 9-10 p.m.) by 56 percent.

In week two news, “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” scored a 2.4/ 4 in the household overnights at 9 p.m., which was compatible with the 2.8/ 5 for lead-in “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. Comparably, , “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” dropped by 11 percent from the 2.7/ 5 one week earlier.

The only other original entry was the final season of CW drama “The Originals,” which scored a 0.7/ 1 at 9 p.m. (out of a 0.6/ 1 for a repeat of “Supergirl” at 8 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Wednesday, June 20 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3t)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “World of Dance” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3t)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “World of Dance” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.8/ 5 (#1)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “World of Dance” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Gordon Ramway’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CW – “The Originals”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “World of Dance” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Gordon Ramway’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”: 2.4/ 4 (#2)
CW – “The Originals”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Reverie”: 1.3/ 2 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.9/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Reverie”: 1.2/ 2 (#3)

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. I absolutely LOVE this show! I cannot understand why it has been cancelled. It is ridiculous that all of the higher ratings showx are being removed. Rob Lowe is outstanding in this program. It is very real and emotional. I cried at last night’s episode.

  2. PLEASE KEEP CODE BLACK ON THE AIR. I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE PULLING IT AFTER TWO SEASONS. WHY DO THE MAJOR NETWORKS ALWAYS DO THAT, BEFORE A SHOW CAN FIND ITS FOOTHOLD. THATS WHY YOU LOSE SO MANY VIEWERS TO CABLE. YOU SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR THE ONES THAT TRY TO STICK IT OUT. IF THIS SHOW GOES THEN I AM DONE WITH CBS, AND I MAY BE A NOTHING TO YOU BUT I AM SURE THERE ARE ALOT OF US OUT THERE, JUST AS I AM PRETTY SURE YOU DONT READ OR COUNT THESE COMMENTS ANYWAY. THANKS, IF ANYONE IS LISTENING