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Ratings: ‘9-1-1’ (Life) Supports Another Lackluster ‘X-Files,’ Fox Finishes First

CBS edges NBC for Wednesday’s largest audience by just 4,000 total viewers

Fox topped its primetime competition last night in TV ratings thanks to Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1.” The Wednesday win was most definitely NOT thanks to “The X-Files,” which posted another week of lackluster Nielsen results.

CBS finished No. 1 in total viewers, just barely beating NBC by an average of 4,000 total viewers. NBC was second to Fox among the all-important adults 18-49 demographic.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the key demo, but third in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The X-Files” at 8 p.m. received a 0.9/4 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, “9-1-1” earned a 1.6/6 and 6.1 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 6.160 million. “The Blacklist” at 8 posted a 1.1/4 and 6.2 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” put up a 1.3/5 and 5.6 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 had a 1.2/5 and 6.7 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/4, but first in viewers with 6.164 million. “The Amazing Race” at 8 got a 1.2/5 and 6.5 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” received a 1.0/4 and 6.6 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 had a 1.0/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.3 million. Following reruns, “Match Game” at 10 managed a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers. At 9, “Dynasty” got a 0.2/1 and 641,000 viewers.