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Wednesday Overnights: ‘Survivor’ on CBS Tops Night

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 4.2/ 7, NBC: 4.1/ 7, Fox: 3.5/ 6, ABC: 2.9/ 5, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening
NBC: +17, Fox: + 3, CBS: – 5, CW: -11, ABC: -12

Ratings Breakdown:
Veteran “Survivor” on CBS, featuring a double eviction, topped the household overnights on this first Wednesday in May, with a consistent 5.1 rating/9 share in the 8 p.m. hour. Comparably, that bested competing “Empire” on Fox (#2: 4.0/ 7) by 27 percent. “Empire,” however, is still the show to beat in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demos).

Also in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour was NBC’s consistent “The Blacklist” (#3: 3.7/ 7), ABC sitcoms “The Goldbergs” (#4: 3.4/ 6) and recently introduced “Alex, Inc.” (#4: 2.2/ 4), and social media favorite “Riverdale” on The CW (#5: 0.9/ 2). Chances of a second season for “Alex, Inc.” are nil.

Tops at 9 p.m. was NBC granddaddy “Law & Order: SVU” at a 4.3/ 7, which beat competing “SEAL Team” on CBS (#2: 4.0/ 7) by seven percent and built from lead-in “The Blacklist” by 16 percent. Yes, a 20th season of “SVU” is highly likely.

Also in the 9 p.m. hour were ABC sitcoms “Modern Family” (#3: 3.5/ 6) and “American Housewife” (#4: 2.7/ 5), Fox’s sophomore drama “Star” (#3t: 3.1/ 5), and the final season of “The Originals” on The CW (#5: 0.7/ 1).

NBC remained in the overnight winner’s circle at 10 p.m. care of “Chicago PD” at a 4.2/ 8, which beat competing “Code Black” on CBS (#2: 3.5/ 6) and “Designated Survivor” on ABC (#3: 2.7/ 5) by 20 percent and 55 percent, respectively.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Wednesday, April 25 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 3.4/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.2/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “ The Blacklist”: 3.7/ 7 (#3)
Fox – “Empire”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Alex, Inc.”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.0/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “ The Blacklist”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “Empire”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.2/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “Star”: 3.1/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Originals”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 2.7/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.5/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “Star”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CW – “The Originals”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.1/ 8 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Do you believe NBC will renew the Blacklist? If so, do you think they leave it in this time slot? Mid season? Friday?