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Wednesday Overnights: CBS and NBC Tie; The Eye Net’s ‘Survivor’ Tops Night

Recent Returnee 'Code Black' Remains on the Fence on CBS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS and NBC: 4.0/ 7 each, Fox: 3.5/ 6, ABC: 2.8/ 5, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening
NBC: +21, Fox: + 3, CBS: -11, ABC: -18, CW: -22

Ratings Breakdown:
Veteran “Survivor” on CBS topped the Wednesday household overnights, as usual, with a healthy 4.9 rating/9 share. Comparably, that bested competing “Empire” on Fox (#2: 3.9/ 7) by 26 percent, but the variation in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demos) will be much closer.

Also in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour NBC’s “The Blacklist” (#3: 3.5/ 6), which is expected back for a sixth season, ABC comedies “The Goldbergs” (#4: 3.3/ 6) and waiting-to-be axed “Alex, Inc.” (#4: 2.2/ 4), and CW social media magnet “Riverdale” (#5: 0.8/ 2).

NBC granddaddy “Law & Order: SVU,” which was just greenlit for season 20, topped the 9 p.m. hour with a 4.1/ 7 in the household overnights. Comparably, that was five percent above competing (and also renewed) “SEAL Team” on CBS (#2: 3.9/ 7).

Also in the Wednesday 9 p.m. hour was ABC sitcoms “Modern Family” (#3: 3.5/ 6) and “American Housewife” (#4: 2.8/ 5), Fox’s sophomore drama “Star” (#4: 3.0/ 5), and the final season of “The Originals” on The CW (#5: 0.6/ 1).

NBC remained in the overnight winner’s circle at 10 p.m. care of also just renewed “Chicago PD” at a 4.3/ 8, which beat competing “Code Black” on CBS (#2: 3.3/ 6) and “Designated Survivor” on ABC (#3: 2.4/ 4) by 30 percent and 79 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”: 3.3/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.0/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “ The Blacklist”: 3.5/ 6 (#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”: 4.9/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “ The Blacklist”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “Empire”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.9/ 7 (#1t)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.9/ 6 (#1t)
Fox – “Star”: 3.0/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Originals”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.9/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.2/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “Star”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CW – “The Originals”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.4/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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