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Ratings: NBC’s Solid ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Premiere Helps Offset Soft ‘Reverie’ Start

Fox ties NBC for first in key demo, CBS claims most Wednesday viewers

NBC and Fox tied atop the key demo Wednesday night, when the Peacock’s solid “American Ninja Warrior” season premiere helped carry a soft start for new series “Reverie.” Fox aired two hours of “MasterChef.”

CBS finished No. 1 in terms of primetime total viewers on Wednesday, airing a “SEAL Team” rerun and two new hours of “Code Black.”

NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.0 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC, which had a 4 share, was second in total viewers with an average of 4.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Fox was third with 3.6 million viewers, though it pulled in a 5 share.

For NBC, the two-hour “American Ninja Warrior” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.2/5 and 5.4 million viewers. At 10, the “Reverie” debut settled for a 0.6/2 and 2.9 million viewers.

For Fox, the two-hour “MasterChef” season premiere at 8 averaged a 1.0/5 and 3.6 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.6 rating/3 share. CBS was first in total viewers with 5.5 million viewers. Airing all repeats, ABC was fourth in viewers with 2.4 million.

For CBS, following that repeat, the 9 o’clock hour of “Code Black” had a 0.7/3 and 6.3 million viewers. At 10, more of the medical drama got the same rating/share but dipped slightly to 6.2 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.2 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 821,000. After a rerun, “The Originals” at 9 received a 0.3/1 and 835,000 viewers.