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Wednesday Overnights: New Fox Drama ‘Almost Family’ Left at the Starting Gate

Another Clean Household Overnight Sweep for NBC's 'Chicago' Trio

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.0/ 9, Fox: 3.7/ 6, CBS: 3.5/ 6, ABC: 2.9/ 5, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change From Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +50, Fox: + 3, CBS: – 3, ABC: -10. NBC: -11,

Ratings Breakdown:
In series premiere news, Fox drama “Almost Family” was left at the overnight starting gate with a fourth-place 2.2 rating/4 share in households in the 9 p.m. hour. Comparably, this was 29 percent below the 3.1/ 5 for year-ago time period occupant “Star.” And the retention out of lead-in “The Masked Singer” (#2: 5.3/ 9 at 8 p.m.) was just 42 percent. Since most new series drop by 10 to 20 percent in week two, “Almost Home” faces a steep uphill battle.

There were two season premieres last night (and both on CBS): “SEAL Team” (#2: 3.5/ 6 at 9 p.m.) and relocated “S.W.A.T.” (#3: 2.9/ 5 at 9 p.m.). “SEAL TEAM” opened nine percent its year-ago return (3.2/ 5 on 10/04/18) and “S.W.A.T.” was close to overnight levels for former time period occupant “Criminal Minds.”

Earlier in the evening on CBS was veteran “Survivor” at a third-place 4.2/ 7 at 8 p.m. Surpisingly, the returns of former winners “Boston” Rob Marinao and Sandra Diaz-Twine is a positive twist.

Elsewhere, NBC scored a clean Wednesday household overnight sweep with its “Chicago” trio: “Chicago Med” (5.4/ 9 at 8 p.m.), “Chicago Fire” (5.3/ 9 at 9 p.m.) and “Chicago PD” (4.2/ 8 at 10 p.m.). The CW offered night one of “The iHeart Radio Music Festival,” which averaged a 0.6/ 1 from 8-10 p.m. Week two of ABC drama “Stumptown” dropped to a 3.1/ 6 at 10 p.m. (#2), which was 11 percent below the 3.5/ 6 one week earlier. And ABC’s 8-10 p.m. sitcom block fared as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 3.2/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 4.3/ 8 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “The Masked Singer”: 5.1/ 9 (#2)
CW – “iHeat Radio Music Festival” – night one: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Schooled”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 4.1/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.4/ 9 (#1t)
Fox – “The Masked Singer”: 5.4/ 9 (#1t)
CW – “iHeat Radio Music Festival” – night one: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 3.3/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (season premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 5.3/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Almost Family” (series premiere): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “iHeat Radio Music Festival” – night one: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Single Parents”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (season premiere): 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 5.3/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Almost Family” (series premiere): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “iHeat Radio Music Festival” – night one: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Stumptown”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (series premiere): 2.9/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Stumptown”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (series premiere): 2.8/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.1/ 8 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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