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Wednesday Overnights: ‘9-1-1’ on Fox Tops Night

The CW's 'Riverdale' to Feature a Musical Episode on April 18th Themed to Classic Theatrical 'Carrie'

WEDNESDAY 1/24/18

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.9/ 7, Fox: 3.7/ 6, NBC: 3.2/ 5, ABC: 2.8/ 5, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: + 9, CBS: + 8, NBC: + 7, ABC and CW: -22 each

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS inched past Fox for Wednesday overnight dominance, with a 0.2 household rating point advantage. But Fox will win the evening with ease in adults 18-49 (and all the key demo groups) thanks to recent entry “9-1-1,” which topped the night at 4.6 rating/7 share in households from 9-10 p.m. Comparably (and opposite an encore telecast of NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU”: #4, 2.6/ 4), that was a hefty 70 percent above year-ago time period occupant “Star” (2.7/ 4 on 1/25/17). It was 10 percent above the 4.2/ 7 in the overnights one week earlier. And “9-1-1” increased from lead-in “The X-Files” (#4: 2.6/ 4 at 8 p.m.) by 77 percent.

Congratulations Fox…”9-1-1” is a bona fide hit.

CBS featured two episodes of “The Amazing Race,” which won the 8 p.m. hour with a 4.4/ 7 and is the perfect Wednesday 8 p.m. time period warmer in between seasons of “Survivor.” Did you hear that, Bertram van Munster? The 9 p.m. telecast of “The Amazing Race” finished second in the hour (behind “9-1-1”), with a 3.7/ 6 in the household overnights.

Capping off the evening for the Eye net was veteran “Criminal Minds” at a dominant 3.5/ 6 at 10 p.m., which bested a repeat of NBC’s “Chicago PD” (#2: 3.2/ 6) and an original installment of “The Match Game” on ABC (#3: 2.2/ 4) by 9 percent and 59 percent, respectively.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was an encore telecast of an 8 p.m. edition of “Law & Order: SVU” at a fourth-place 2.6/ 4.

Over at ABC, the network featured two episodes of “American Housewife” on its Wednesday 8-10 p.m. comedy block as follows:

8:00 p.m.: “The Goldbergs”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
8:30 p.m.: “American Housewife”: 3.3/ 5 (#2)
9:00 p.m.: “Modern Family” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#4)
9:30 p.m.: “American Housewife”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)

The CW, meanwhile, was at typical Wednesday overnight levels with its pairing of dramas “Riverdale” (#5: 1.0/ 2 at 8 p.m.) and the failing freshman reboot of “Dynasty” (#5: 0.4/ 1 at 9 p.m.). Upcoming on “Riverdale” on April 18th will be a musical production of “Carrie,” which will be titled “A Night to Remember.” It will feature 11 songs and will be framed as a documentary about the high school theater production filmed by Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse).

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, January 24 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 4.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The X-Files”: 2.7/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 3.3/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 4.4/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 3.2/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “The X-Files”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.6/ 7 (#1)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.6/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.7/ 8 (#1)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.6/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.3/ 6 (#2))

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.5/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.2/ 6 (#2))

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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