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Ratings: ‘9-1-1’ Keeps Fox Alive

CBS benefits from key reruns on NBC, ABC

Fox’s “9-1-1” lost last week’s gains this Wednesday, but the Ryan Murphy first responder drama did enough to hand its host network first place in primetime’s key 18-49 demographic.

CBS and ABC finished in a tie for second among adults in that age range. The Disney-owned channel would have pulled away from the small pack if it aired an original “Modern Family” and not a repeat. Still, ABC’s “Goldbergs” ended up as the highest-rated show of the evening.

The Les Moonves-led broadcaster was No. 1 among total viewers, as NBC aired all reruns. Fox finished second in terms of Nielsen’s overall-eyeball averages.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The X-Files” at 8 p.m. had a 1.0/4 and 3.9 million viewers. At 9, “9-1-1” got a 1.6/6 and 6.4 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.1/4. CBS was first in total viewers with 5.8 million, ABC was fourth with 4.4 million.

For CBS, “The Amazing Race” from 8-10 averaged a 1.2/5 and 5.2 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 received a 0.9/4 and 5.2 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 landed a 1.7/7 and 6.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” had a 1.3/5 and 6.6 million viewers. Following a repeat, another “Housewife” at 9:30 got a 1.1/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Match Game” at 10 received a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and third in viewers with 4.8 million, airing all reruns.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.5 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 967,000. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers. At 9, “Dynasty” settled for a 0.2/1 and 557,000 viewers.