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Wednesday Overnights: Clean Sweep for ‘Chicago’ Dramas NBC

ABC Newbies 'Single Parents' and 'A Million Little Things' Continue to Lag

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.1/ 8, CBS: 3.7/ 7, Fox: 3.1/ 5, ABC: 2.9/ 5, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Note: Fox featured game 7 of the World Series.
NBC: +70, CBS: +12, ABC: – 3, CW: -37, Fox: -83

Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean household overnight sweep for NBC with its solid combination of “Chicago Med” (#1 for the night: 5.4 rating/10 share), “Chicago Fire” (5.3/ 9) and “Chicago PD” (4.7/ 9). Comparably, Chicago PD” bested competing “Criminal Minds” on CBS (#2: 3.1/ 6) and recent entry “A Million Little Things” on ABC (#3: 2.5/ 5) by 52 percent and 88 percent, respectively. Chances are this is the final season of “Criminal Minds.”

Earlier in the evening on CBS was veteran “Survivor,” which on this Halloween evening was slightly below average at a second place 4.5/ 8 in the 8 p.m. ET hour. And that led into sophomore lead-out “SEAL Team,” continues to lag at a 3.5/ 6 (#3) at 9 p.m.

ABC, meanwhile, was on par with typical Wednesday night 8-10 p.m. sitcom levels care of “The Goldbergs” (#4: 3.3/ 6), “American Housewife” (#4: 3.0/ 5), “Modern Family” (#2: 3.8/ 6) and freshman “Single Parents” (#4: 2.5/ 4), which received a full season episode order despite the lack of audience interest. Fox was below average with its pairing of dramas “Empire” (#3: 3.5/ 6), which remains a shell of its former self, and “Star” (#4: 2.8/ 5). And The CW featured encore telecasts of recent entries “Charmed” (#5: 0.6/ 1) and “Legacies” (#5: 0.4/ 1). The network ducked from the smaller HUT levels on Halloween, no doubt.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 31 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 3.3/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 4.6/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.3/10 (#1)
Fox – “Empire”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CW – “Charmed” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 3.0/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 4.4/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Empire”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
CW – “Charmed” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Star”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Legacies” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Single Parents”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 5.3/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Star”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Legacies” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “A Million Little Things”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.8/ 9 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “A Million Little Things”: 2.4/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.6/ 9 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Wow, that’s absolutely amazing for the Chicago triplets. They maintained and grew on Halloween night while everybody else fell from the week before.

    Wow, I think Empire is in trouble it just keeps declining but very good for Star staying stable.

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