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Wednesday Overnights: ‘Survivor’ Fall Season-Ender Leads CBS to Victory

The Remainder of the Evening is All Repeats

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 4.5 rating/8 share, NBC: 2.0/ 4, ABC: 1.9/ 3, Fox: 1.4/ 3, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC and The CW: no change, Fox: – 7. CBS: – 8, NBC: -20

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS won this third Wednesday in December with ease care of the fall season finale of veteran “Survivor.” Combined with the approximate 45-minute live reunion show (from 10:15-11 p.m. ET), this “David vs. Goliath”-themed edition scored a 4.5 rating/8 share in households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was 13 percent below the 5.2/ 9 for the year-ago season ender.

The Predict the Outcomes of the ‘Survivor: David vs. Goliath’ Season Finale game attracted 37 participants.

FINAL GAME STANDINGS

#1 Darklordbambi 18 points (the only participant to correctly predict the exact placement order of the Final Six; also, correctly guessed Nick would win immunity at Final 5 and at Final 4 as well as Mike winning the fire-making challenge).

#2 survivorfan27 17 points

#3 mpodg 15 points

#3 Orpheus 15 points

#3 Bluegal 15 points

#6 Anthony 14 points

#6 Michelle 14 points

#8 Prada’s Picks 13 points

#8 Mike 13 points

#10 Cathy 12 points

#10 Lisa 12 points

#10 Kareeza 12 points

#10 Ralph Tobias 12 points

#14 Tom 11 points

#14 Icedteadee 11 points

#14 zalax 11 points

#14 Robin Faerber 11 points

#14 MrKay Tastrophe 11 points

#14 Dwb1234 11 points

#14 Charlene 11 points

#14 Debra 11 points

#22 Miguens 10 points

#22 Dave 10 points

#22 Douglas 10 points

#25 jres18 9 points

#25 Jonny 9 points

#25 Derek Rogers 9 points

#25 Markomaypo 9 points

#25 Adam 9 points

#25 Jearbear13 9 points

#31 steven townsend 8 points

#31 CB Fan 8 points

#31 Thehague13 8 points

#31 cass 8 points

#35 SGEasty 7 points

#35 Larry Corsa 7 points

#37 Charlie Horse 6 points

The upcoming 38th edition of “Survivor,” which opens at an undisclosed date this spring, is subtitled “Edge of Extinction” and will feature four returning castaways: Joe Anglim, Aubry Bracco, Kelly Wentworth and David Wright.

The remainder of the evening was all repeats. For the half-hour breakdown for Wednesday, December 19, click here

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale): 5.1/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Empire” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Shrek the Halls” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2t)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale): 4.9/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2t)
Fox – “Empire” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale): 4.8/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Star” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Single Parents”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale): 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “Star” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor” (season finale)/ “Survivor” Reunion: 4.4/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Survivor” Reunion: 3.4/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Although it doesn’t really matter on a night of repeats, the Pentatonix special was pre-empted in the Detroit market.