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Wednesday Overnights: ‘The Masked Singer’ Leads Fox to Victory

Rock Solid 'Chicago' Trio on NBC; ABC's 'Stumptown' Gets Modest Sampling

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 5.8/10, NBC: 5.0/ 9, CBS: 3.5/ 6, ABC: 3.1/ 5, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change From Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +41, CW: no change, NBC: – 6, ABC: -16, CBS: -17

Ratings Breakdown:
The second season premiere of “The Masked Singer” led Fox to opening Wednesday overnight victory, with a 5.8 rating/10 share in households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, this was 41 percent above the year-ago combination of dramas “Empire” and “Star.” Look for a victory for Fox as well in adults 18-49 (and all the key demos).

NBC had a night of positive news care of the season premiere installments of the “Chicago” trio: “Chicago Med” (#2: 5.3/ 9 at 8 p.m.), “Chicago Fire” (#2: 5.2/ 9 at 9 p.m.) and “Chicago PD” (#1: 4.6/ 9 at 10 p.m.). The compatibility of three dramas, no doubt, is flawless.

In series premiere news, ABC crime solver “Stumptown” was sampled with a 3.5/ 6 in households at 10 p.m. While that is nothing to boast about, it was 52 percent above the second season premiere of lead-in sitcom “Single Parents” (#4: 2.3/ 4 at 8:30 p.m.).

The other weak comedy link of ABC was “Schooled,” which opened with a mere 2.4/ 4 at 8:30 p.m. (#4). Comparably, that was 27 percent below the season premiere of parent “The Goldbergs” (#4: 3.3/ 6 at 8 p.m.). Note to ABC: Renewing “The Kids Are Alright” would have been a better option.

ABC’s “Modern Family,” meanwhile, opened its final season with a 3.4/ 6 in households (#4) in the 9 p.m. half-hour.

On CBS, a 90-minute installment of veteran “Survivor” returned with s 4.1/ 7 in households from 8-9:30 p.m., which was 13 percent below the 4.7/ 8 one year earlier. That led into the 90-minute season finale of “Big Brother,” which with weaker lead-in support dipped to a 2.9/ 5 from 9:30-11 p.m. Comparably, that was 19 percent below the 3.6/ 6 on the year-ago evening. Bravo to “Big Brother” for addressing the bullying and racism that went on in the house early in the season. While Jackson may have won the $500,000, it is underdog Nicole that was America’s choice and the bigger winner. Note to Allison Grodner: Please let Jackson Michie fade into oblivion (as well as that early alliance of six).

The CW, which is avoiding the competition this week, featured a repeat of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 8 p.m.) into “Hypnotize Me” (#5: 0.4/ 1 at 9 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnights by network and half hour for Wednesday, September 25:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (season premiere): 3.3/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor” (season premiere): 4.3/ 8 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Med” (season premiere): 5.2/ 9 #2)
Fox – “The Masked Singer” (season premiere): 5.4/10 (#1)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Schooled” (season premiere): 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor” (season premiere): 4.1/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Med” (season premiere): 5.3/ 9 #2)
Fox – “The Masked Singer” (season premiere): 5.8/10 (#1)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (season premiere)): 3.4/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor” (season premiere): 4.0/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Fire” (season premiere): 5.1/ 9 9#2)
Fox – “The Masked Singer” (season premiere): 6.0/10 (#1)
CW – “Hypnotize Me”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Single Parents” (season premiere): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother” (season finale): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago Fire” (season premiere): 5.2/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “The Masked Singer” (season premiere): 6.2/11 (#1)
CW – “Hypnotize Me”: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Stumptown” (series premiere): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother” (season finale): 2.9/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago PD” (season premiere): 4.7/ 9 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Stumptown” (series premiere): 3.4/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother” (season finale): 2.9/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago PD” (season premiere): 4.5/ 9 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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    • If you ask me all of their new comedies should’ve been axed but I do feel like TKAA would’ve been a decent option for Disney Plus it never should’ve comeback to ABC though the ratings were too low behind The Conners.

      • I might actually do the Disney Plus thing when it starts. I am leery of subscribing to too many different services but Disney may have enough between its shows, movies, SW universe, etc. I agree that TKAA could have been an option but I may be saying that because I really liked it.

  1. Expected more out of TMS considering it peaked with a 8.3 for the finale, FOX had to be expecting more so a bit disappointing for them and I think the show starts to drop this year. Nice job by the Chicago shows they are rock solid and strong awesome episodes to open up the season as well. Chicago PD might’ve had one of its best episodes ever last night. Very surprised Survivor and BB dropped like they did. ABC comedies were a mixed bag Schooled and Single Parents look low but good news for Stumptown was the growth but it’s gonna get cooked in this timeslot once SWAT returns next week.

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