Ratings: CW’s ‘All American’ Is Mostly Steady With Last Week’s Soft Premiere

Fox tops Wednesday’s key demo thanks to “Empire,” NBC claims total viewers with “Chicago” lineup

Last Updated: October 18, 2018 @ 8:55 AM

Good news/bad news, “All American” producers: On the plus side, your CW show retained 100 percent of last Wednesday’s series premiere rating. The bad news is that the prior week’s rating was pretty bad. Oh, and this hour had 73,000 — or 10.3 percent — fewer viewers than its first one.

At the top of the Nielsen leaderboard was Fox, which won primetime among adults 18-49 thanks to “Empire.” NBC topped the evening in total viewers with its lineup of “Chicago” dramas.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 4.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.6/7 and 5.2 million viewers. At 9, “Star” received a 1.2/5 and 3.8 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and first in viewers with 7.5 million. “Chicago Med” at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Fire” posted a 1.3/5 and 7.9 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 10 received a 1.2/5 and 7 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. CBS was second with 5.8 million viewers, ABC was fourth with 4 million viewers.

For CBS, “Survivor” at 8 had a 1.4/6 and 7.3 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” got a 0.8/3 and 5.5 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.7/3 and 4.5 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.1/5 and 4.9 million viewers. “American Housewife” at 8:30 got a 1.0/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 landed a 1.3/5 and 5 million viewers. At 9:30, “Single Parents” received a 1.0/4 and 3.5 million viewers. “A Million Little Things” at 10 finished primetime to a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 952,000. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers. at 9, “All American” got a 0.2/1 and 637,000 viewers.