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

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  • 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