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Wednesday Overnights: The Live Revival of ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ Scores on ABC

NBC's 'Chicago' Trio Concludes Seasons on a Consistent Note Despite the Added Competition

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.6/10, NBC: 5.0/ 9, CBS: 2.9/ 5, Fox: 1.5/ 3, CW: 0.4/ 1

-Change Versus the Year Ago Evening:
ABC: +250, NBC: +28, CW: no change, CBS: -33, Fox: -57

Ratings Breakdown:
ABC took center stage last night care of 90-minute special, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,” which scored a dominant 7.5 rating/13 share in the household overnights from 8-9:30 p.m. ET. That led into half-hour special, “All About All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” at a 5.9/10 at 9:30 p.m. Comparably, this was more than double the overnight rating of the alphabet net’s Wednesday sitcom block this season.

Despite the lead-in support, ABC’s “Whiskey Cavalier” concluded its one season run at a third-place 2.8/ 5 in households at 10 p.m.

In season finale news was the NBC “Chicago” trio – “Med” (#2: 5.3/10 at 8 p.m.), “Fire” (#2: 5.1/ 9 at 9 p.m.) and “PD” (#1: 4.5/ 9 at 10 p.m.), which did not lose steam despite facing the live ABC special.

In season premiere news was CW docuseries “My Last Days” (#5: 0.3/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” on Fox (#4: 1.4/ 2 at 9 p.m.).

Elsewhere, CBS populated the Wednesday 8-10 p.m. block with two episodes of “The Amazing Race” as follows:

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, May 22:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.”: 7.6/14 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.2/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Med” (season finale): 5.3/10 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “My Last Days” (season premiere): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.”: 7.5/13 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Med” (season finale): 5.3/10 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “My Last Days” (season premiere): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.”: 7.4/13 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Fire” (season finale): 5.0/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (season premiere): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “All About All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons”: 5.9/10 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Fire” (season finale): 5.1/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (season premiere): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Whiskey Cavalier” (series finale): 3.0/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (season finale): 3.1/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD” (season finale): 4.5/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Whiskey Cavalier” (series finale): 2.5/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (season finale): 2.9/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago PD” (season finale): 4.4/ 9 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Impressive for the Revivals. My guess is they’ll be quite older skewing, maybe high 1’s but 11 million viewers.

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