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Wednesday Final Ratings: TNT Dominates in Key Demos, Falls Just Shy of CBS for Prime Time Viewer Lead

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  • What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Wednesday, May 9:

    The Goldbergs (ABC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 4.743 million viewers
    – 2.9/6 HH
    – 1.2/6 A18-49 (1.3/6 F18-49, 1.0/6 M18-49)
    – 0.5/4 A18-34 (0.6/4 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.6/6 A25-54 (1.8/7 F25-54, 1.5/6 M25-54)

    Alex, Inc. (ABC, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 3.033 million viewers
    – 1.9/4 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 1.0/4 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    Modern Family (ABC, 9:00 PM, 31 min.)
    – 4.734 million viewers
    – 3.0/5 HH
    – 1.3/5 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
    – 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 1.8/6 A25-54 (2.1/7 F25-54, 1.5/5 M25-54)

    American Housewife (ABC, 9:31 PM, 29 min.)
    – 4.121 million viewers
    – 2.6/5 HH
    – 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.3/5 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

    Designated Survivor (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.286 million viewers
    – 2.2/4 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

    Survivor: Ghost Island (CBS, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 7.743 million viewers
    – 4.6/9 HH
    – 1.5/7 A18-49 (1.7/7 F18-49, 1.3/7 M18-49)
    – 0.9/6 A18-34 (1.1/6 F18-34, 0.8/6 M18-34)
    – 2.2/8 A25-54 (2.4/9 F25-54, 2.0/8 M25-54)

    SEAL Team (CBS, 9:01 PM, 59 min.)
    – 6.153 million viewers
    – 3.8/7 HH
    – 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.4/5 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

    Code Black (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.028 million viewers
    – 3.3/7 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/4 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 1.0/4 A25-54 (1.3/4 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

    The Blacklist (NBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 4.955 million viewers
    – 3.2/6 HH
    – 0.8/4 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

    Law and Order: SVU (NBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.713 million viewers
    – 3.8/7 HH
    – 1.1/5 A18-49 (1.4/5 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
    – 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.8/6 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

    Chicago P.D. (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 6.343 million viewers
    – 4.1/8 HH
    – 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.4/6 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
    – 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.9/5 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 1.7/6 A25-54 (2.0/7 F25-54, 1.3/5 M25-54)

    Empire (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.022 million viewers
    – 3.3/6 HH
    – 1.6/7 A18-49 (2.1/9 F18-49, 1.1/5 M18-49)
    – 1.1/7 A18-34 (1.5/9 F18-34, 0.7/5 M18-34)
    – 1.9/7 A25-54 (2.5/9 F25-54, 1.3/5 M25-54)

    Star (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.720 million viewers
    – 2.5/4 HH
    – 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.6/6 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
    – 0.8/5 A18-34 (1.2/6 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 1.4/5 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

    Riverdale (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.000 million viewers
    – 0.6/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.3/1 M25-54)

    The Originals (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.756 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.4/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
    – 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
    – 0.3/1 A25-54 (0.4/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

    La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 62 min.)
    – 1.766 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49

    El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.597 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.297 million viewers
    – 0.8/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Por Amar Sin Ley (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.412 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.505 million viewers
    – 0.3/1 HH
    – 0.1/1 A18-49

    La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.391 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.465 million viewers
    – 0.3/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.133 million viewers
    – 0.7/2 HH
    – 0.3/1 A18-49
    – 0.2/1 A18-34

    Mi Familia Perfecta (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.824 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.3/1 A18-49
    – 0.2/1 A18-34

    Al Otro Lado Del Muro (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.208 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49
    – 0.3/2 A18-34

    El Señor de Los Cielos V (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.057 million viewers
    – 1.1/2 HH
    – 0.9/4 A18-49
    – 0.7/4 A18-34

    What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Wednesday, May 9 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

    Storage Wars Canada (A&E, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.542 million viewers (#69)
    – 0.34 HH (#72)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#63)
    – 0.17 A25-54 (#68)

    Storage Wars Canada (A&E, 9:30 PM, 31 min.)
    – 0.534 million viewers (#70)
    – 0.33 HH (#75)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#63)
    – 0.17 A25-54 (#68)

    Real Housewives of NYC (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.444 million viewers (#15)
    – 1.04 HH (#13)
    – 0.46 A18-49 (#11)
    – 0.29 A18-34 (#17)
    – 0.60 A25-54 (#10)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.944 million viewers (#27)
    – 0.67 HH (#25)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#77)
    – 0.23 A25-54 (#47)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.887 million viewers (#31)
    – 0.63 HH (#28)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#63)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#92)
    – 0.21 A25-54 (#52)

    CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.857 million viewers (#34)
    – 0.61 HH (#30)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#43)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#86)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#39)

    Misfit Garage (DISC, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
    – 0.922 million viewers (#28)
    – 0.59 HH (#31)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#22)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#77)
    – 0.42 A25-54 (#17)

    Sticker Shock (DISC, 10:02 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.703 million viewers (#45)
    – 0.46 HH (#45)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#86)
    – 0.27 A25-54 (#36)

    Botched (E!, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.620 million viewers (#60)
    – 0.42 HH (#52)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#39)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#43)

    MLB Wednesday Night – Early Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (ESPN, 7:00 PM, 233 min.)
    – 1.043 million viewers (#25)
    – 0.69 HH (#24)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#28)
    – 0.23 A18-34 (#20)
    – 0.33 A25-54 (#26)

    Sportscenter Late (ESPN, 10:53 PM, 67 min.)
    – 0.489 million viewers (#78)
    – 0.35 HH (#67)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#53)
    – 0.20 A25-54 (#57)

    Iron Chef Gauntlet 2 (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.082 million viewers (#23)
    – 0.65 HH (#26)
    – 0.35 A18-49 (#15)
    – 0.30 A18-34 (#16)
    – 0.42 A25-54 (#17)

    Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.897 million viewers (#5)
    – 1.90 HH (#5)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#22)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.49 A25-54 (#13)

    Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.504 million viewers (#2)
    – 2.36 HH (#2)
    – 0.34 A18-49 (#16)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#56)
    – 0.61 A25-54 (#9)

    The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.968 million viewers (#3)
    – 1.95 HH (#4)
    – 0.33 A18-49 (#18)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#56)
    – 0.54 A25-54 (#12)

    Famous in Love (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.316 million viewers (#91)
    – 0.20 HH (#92)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#87)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.13 A25-54 (#86)

    The Americans (FX, 10:00 PM, 73 min.)
    – 0.671 million viewers (#50)
    – 0.43 HH (#51)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#54)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#63)
    – 0.18 A25-54 (#63)

    Archer (FXX, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.362 million viewers (#88)
    – 0.23 HH (#87)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#43)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#33)
    – 0.21 A25-54 (#52)

    Property Brothers (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.341 million viewers (#17)
    – 0.91 HH (#17)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#30)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#46)
    – 0.32 A25-54 (#27)

    House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.582 million viewers (#13)
    – 1.05 HH (#11)
    – 0.32 A18-49 (#19)
    – 0.20 A18-34 (#24)
    – 0.37 A25-54 (#20)

    House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.398 million viewers (#16)
    – 0.96 HH (#15)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#53)
    – 0.36 A25-54 (#21)

    American Pickers: Best of (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
    – 1.004 million viewers (#26)
    – 0.65 HH (#26)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#77)
    – 0.27 A25-54 (#36)

    See No Evil (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.109 million viewers (#21)
    – 0.77 HH (#20)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#29)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#37)
    – 0.32 A25-54 (#27)

    Murder Chose Me (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.073 million viewers (#24)
    – 0.75 HH (#22)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#25)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#37)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#23)

    Little Women LA (LIF, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
    – 0.639 million viewers (#58)
    – 0.46 HH (#45)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#54)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#77)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#48)

    Little Women LA First Look (LIF, 10:02 PM, 11 min.)
    – 0.522 million viewers (#73)
    – 0.39 HH (#62)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#77)
    – 0.18 A25-54 (#63)

    All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.799 million viewers (#9)
    – 1.25 HH (#8)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#34)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.30 A25-54 (#31)

    Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.931 million viewers (#4)
    – 1.96 HH (#3)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.48 A25-54 (#14)

    Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.150 million viewers (#7)
    – 1.48 HH (#7)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#31)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#86)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#23)

    Life and Death Row (NGC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.376 million viewers (#86)
    – 0.25 HH (#86)
    – 0.11 A18-49 (#95)
    – 0.03 A18-34 (#100)
    – 0.14 A25-54 (#82)

    The Expanse (SYFY, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.555 million viewers (#67)
    – 0.35 HH (#67)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#63)
    – 0.21 A25-54 (#52)

    Krypton (SYFY, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.528 million viewers (#71)
    – 0.35 HH (#67)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#54)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.20 A25-54 (#57)

    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.868 million viewers (#33)
    – 0.57 HH (#35)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#25)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#37)
    – 0.36 A25-54 (#21)

    My 600-Lb. Life: One Ton (TLC, 8:00 PM, 124 min.)
    – 1.179 million viewers (#19)
    – 0.79 HH (#19)
    – 0.37 A18-49 (#13)
    – 0.25 A18-34 (#18)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#16)

    Skin Tight (TLC, 10:04 PM, 62 min.)
    – 0.736 million viewers (#42)
    – 0.51 HH (#38)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#39)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#59)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#48)

    NBA Playoffs Pre-Game (TNT, 8:00 PM, 13 min.)
    – 2.564 million viewers (#6)
    – 1.68 HH (#6)
    – 0.82 A18-49 (#2)
    – 0.69 A18-34 (#3)
    – 0.98 A25-54 (#2)

    NBA Playoffs-Round 2 Eastern Conference Game 5: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics (TNT, 8:13 PM, 168 min.)
    – 5.973 million viewers (#1)
    – 3.70 HH (#1)
    – 2.21 A18-49 (#1)
    – 1.97 A18-34 (#1)
    – 2.44 A25-54 (#1)

    Expedition Unknown Popups (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.648 million viewers (#55)
    – 0.41 HH (#55)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#43)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#94)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#39)

    Legendary Locations (TRAV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.775 million viewers (#39)
    – 0.49 HH (#42)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#37)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#94)
    – 0.30 A25-54 (#31)

    Colony (USA, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.443 million viewers (#82)
    – 0.30 HH (#79)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#87)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#86)
    – 0.15 A25-54 (#78)

    Black Ink Crew 6 (VH1, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.116 million viewers (#20)
    – 0.77 HH (#20)
    – 0.55 A18-49 (#7)
    – 0.57 A18-34 (#5)
    – 0.56 A25-54 (#11)

    Hip Hop Squares 2 (VH1, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.739 million viewers (#41)
    – 0.50 HH (#40)
    – 0.36 A18-49 (#14)
    – 0.38 A18-34 (#9)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#23)

    Hip Hop Squares 2 (VH1, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.673 million viewers (#49)
    – 0.46 HH (#45)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.33 A18-34 (#14)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#29)

    Source: Live+Same Day data, 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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