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Wednesday Overnights: ‘Golden Globes’ Special on NBC Not So Special

CBS' Veteran 'Survivor' Tops the Night

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, December 6, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 3.8/ 6 (#1), CBS: 3.5/ 6, ABC: 3.4/ 6, NBC: 2.9/ 5, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: -19, CW: 022, Fox: -24, CBS: -29, NBC: -31

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Ratings Breakdown:
With two-thirds of CBS’ primetime line-up in repeats, Fox led the Wednesday household overnights care of dramas “Empire” (#2: 4.5 rating/8 share at 8 p.m.) and “Star” (#2: 3.2/ 5 at 9 p.m.). While Fox will win the 8 p.m. hour in adults 18-49 (and all the key demo groups), “Empire” trailed competing “Survivor” on CBS (#1 for the night: 5.4/ 9) by 17 percent in the household overnights. “Survivor” concludes this current addictive edition with a two-hour telecast next Wednesday, followed by the live reunion show.

Airing out of “Survivor” last night were encore telecasts of dramas “SEAL Team” (#4: 2.8/ 5) and “Criminal Minds” (#3: 2.3/ 4) from 9-11 p.m.

In the specials department was the “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special” on NBC at a 3.3/ 6 from 9-11 p.m. For a listing of the current Golden Globe nominees, which will be presented live at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on January 7, click here

Earlier in the evening on NBC was a repeat of game show “The Wall” at a fourth-place 2.3/ 4 from 8-9 p.m.

Elsewhere, ABC was at typical Wednesday overnight levels care of its line-up of 8-10 p.m. sitcoms “The Goldbergs” (#3: 3.9/ 7), “Speechless” (#3: 3.0/ 5), “Modern Family” (#1: 4.0/ 7) and “American Housewife” (#2t: 3.1/ 5), followed by sophomore drama “Designated Survivor” at 10 p.m. (#2: 3.1/ 6).

The CW capped off the night with sophomore “Riverdale” (#5: 1.0/ 2), which is the youngest skewing series currently on the air, and recent entry “Dynasty” at a modest 0.5/ 1 at 9 p.m.
What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, December 13 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 3.9/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “Empire”: 4.4/ 7 (#2)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “Empire”: 4.6/ 8 (#2)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#4)
NBC – “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Star”: 3.2/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Dad”: 3.1/ 5 (#2t)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#4)
NBC – “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Star”: 3.1/ 5 (#2t)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special”: 3.6/ 6 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special”: 3.3/ 6 (#1)

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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