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Wednesday Overnights: Solid Start for ‘Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’ on CBS

Fox's '9-1-1' Tops the 9 p.m. ET Hour

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.5/ 8, CBS: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 3.6/ 6, ABC: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

NBC: +12, Fox: no change, CBS: – 3, CW: -20, ABC: -46

Ratings Breakdown:
NBC scored a household overnight midweek victory with its Wednesday drama trio: “The Blacklist” (#2: 4.2 rating/7 share at 8 p.m.), veteran “Law & Order: SVU” (#2: 4.4/ 7 at 9 p.m.) and “Chicago PD” (#1: season high 4.7/ 8 at 10 p.m.). But the bigger story was the launch of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” on CBS at a dominant 4.7/ 8 in the household overnights at 8 p.m. Comparably, this was nine percent above “The Amazing Race” one week earlier (4.3/ 7 on Feb. 1), and 42 percent above short-lived year-ago reality competition “Hunted” (3.3/ 5 on 2/08/17). In other words, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” will clearly keep CBS on the map opposite the 2018 Winter Olympics on NBC.

At 9 p.m. on CBS was “The Amazing Race,” which moved into the hour last night with a third-place 3.7/ 6. A second installment of “The Amazing Race” finished second at 10 p.m. with a 3.2/ 6 in the household overnights, which was 88 percent above competing “The Match Game” on ABC (#3: 1.7/ 3).

Earlier in the evening on ABC was animated 2015 theatrical “Inside Out” at a modest 1.9/ 3 from 8-10 p.m.

Elsewhere, Fox’s recently introduced (and already renewed) “9-1-1” is the absolute real deal, with a first-place 4.7/ 8 in the household overnights from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, that was 81 percent above lead-in “The X-Files” (#4: 2.6/ 4 at 8 p.m.), and 62 percent above former time period occupant “Star” on the year-ago evening (2.9/ 5 on 2/08/17).

The CW, meanwhile, had a typical Wednesday care of social media magnet “Riverdale” (#5: 1.0/ 2 at 8 p.m.) and failing “Dynasty” (#5: 0.5/ 1), which moves to Fridays at 8 p.m. effective on March 9.

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, February 7 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “Inside Out”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition”: 4.9/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The X-Files”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “Inside Out”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition”: 4.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The X-Files”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “Inside Out”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “The Amazing Race” (time period premiere): 3.7/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.7/ 8 (#1)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “Inside Out”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “The Amazing Race” (time period premiere): 3.5/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.7/ 8 (#1)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.7/ 9 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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