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Wednesday Overnights: ‘The Amazing Race’ is Alive and Well on CBS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.3/ 7, CBS: 4.2/ 7, Fox: 3.3/ 5, ABC: 3.1/ 5, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +17, NBC: + 5, CBS: no change, Fox: -13, ABC: -16

Ratings Breakdown:
NBC inched past CBS for Wednesday overnight dominance, besting the Eye net by one-tenth of a rating point in households. But the standout for of the evening was veteran “The Amazing Race” on CBS, which at a dominant 4.5 rating/7 share in the overnight households in the 8 p.m. hour is a vast improvement from recent seasons and right on par with regularly scheduled time period occupant “Survivor.”

Second in the 8 p.m. hour was NBC’s “The Blacklist” (4.2/ 7), followed by ABC comedies “The Goldbergs” (4.2/ 7) and “Speechless” (3.0/ 5), and “The X-Files” on Fox (2.7/ 4). A 90-minutes special on The CW, “The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-up Gala,” scored a 0.9/ 1 from 8-9:30 p.m., and that led into half-hour comedy special “The Animal Crackers” at a 0.4/ 1 at 9:30 p.m.

At a session yesterday at The Press Tour with the stars and producers of “The X-Files,” Gillian Anderson has confirmed that this current batch of 10-episodes will be her last as Dana Scully.

Tops in the 9 p.m. hour was a tie between “SEAL Team” on CBS and NBC granddaddy “Law & Order: SVU,” each at a 4.1/ 7. Opposite it was week two of Fox procedural “9-1-1” at a 3.9/ 6, which built from lead-in “The X-Files” by 39 percent and it was 22 percent above year-ago time period occupant “Star” (3.2/ 5 on 1/11/17). Last week, “9-1-1” opened with a 4.8/ 8.

On ABC, “Modern Family” reached the 200-episode mark with a typical 4.0/ 6 in the household overnights in the 9 p.m. half-hour (#3), leading into a 2.8/ 5 for sophomore “American Housewife” at 9:30 p.m. (2.8/ 5). Comparably, “American Housewife” slipped by 30 percent from “Modern Family.”
Tops at 10 p.m. was NBC’s “Chicago PD” at a 4.5/ 8, which bested competing “Criminal Minds” (3.9/ 7) on CBS and “The Match Game” (2.2/ 4) on ABC by 15 percent and 45 percent, respectively.
What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, January 10 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The X-Files”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-up Gala”: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 4.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The X-Files”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CW – ““The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-up Gala”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 4.0/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 4.2/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 3.9/ 6 (#4)
CW – ““The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-up Gala”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.0/ 6 (#3)
CW – “The Animal Crackers”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.6/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.5/ 8 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. TAR is a vast improvement over the “dating” seasons (or the social media fiasco)… So happy to see it focusing on real competitors!

  2. The X Files ratings floor me. I guess Gillian Anderson is leaving in the nick of time. I did enjoy episode 2