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Wednesday Overnights: CBS Wins; NBC’s ‘Chicago PD’ Tops the Scripted Dramas

'Empire' on the Downside on Fox

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, December 6, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 4.4/ 7, NBC: 3.9/ 7, Fox: 3.5/ 6, ABC: 3.2/ 5, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: – 6, CBS: – 8, CW: -20, Fox: -24, NBC: -34

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Ratings Breakdown:
CBS got over the Wednesday “hump” in winning overnight fashion thanks to warhorse “Survivor,” which led the evening with a 5.4 rating/9 share in the 8 p.m. hour. Comparably, this was on par with the year-ago evening and it led into full season renewed drama “SEAL Team” at a first-place 4.3/ 7 at 9 p.m. Veteran “Criminal Minds” continues to lag at 10 p.m., however, with a second-place 3.6/ 7 at 10 p.m., which was 14 percent below year-ago occupant “Code Black.”

”Code Black” will be returning for a third season on an unconfirmed day and time.

On Fox, drama “Empire” will certainly lead the evening in adults 18-49 (and all the key demo groups), but a 4.2/ 7 in the household overnights at 8 p.m. was 14 percent below the 4.9/ 8 one year earlier at 9 p.m.

”Empire” led into sophomore “Star,” which dipped by 31 percent with a fourth-place 2.9/ 5 at 9 p.m.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “Chicago PD” (#1: 4.3/ 7 at 10 p.m.), was the top-rated scripted drama of the evening, besting competing “Criminal Minds” on CBS (#2: 3.6/ 7) and “Designated Survivor” on ABC (#3: 2.8/ 5) by 19 percent and 54 percent, respectively. Just one-tenth of a rating point behind “Chicago PD” was lead-in “Law & Order: SVU” at a 4.2/ 7 (#2) at 9 p.m.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was an encore telecast of holiday special “A Very Pentatonix Christmas” at a fourth-place 3.1/ 5 at 8 p.m.

On ABC, the 8-10 p.m. sitcom block – “The Goldbergs” (#3: 3.7/ 6), “Speechless” (#4: 2.9/ 5), “Modern Family” (#3: 4.1/ 7) and “American Housewife” (#3: 3.0/ 5) – was close to recent overnight levels. And The CW featured social media magnet “Riverdale” (#5: 1.0/ 2 at 8 p.m.) into modest “Dynasty” (#5: 0.5/ 1 at 9 p.m.), which was renewed for the full season despite the lagging ratings.

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, December 6 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.5/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “A Very Pentatonix Christmas” (R): 3.2/ 5 (#4)
Fox – “Empire”: 4.0/ 7 (#3)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless”: 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.3/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “A Very Pentatonix Christmas” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Empire”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 4.1/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Star”: 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Star”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.6/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.5/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.2/ 8 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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