Ratings: Fox, CBS Split Wednesday Wins With ‘Bullseye,’ ‘Briefcase’ Debuts

But “MasterChef” was the real draw for key demo victor Fox

Last Updated: May 28, 2015 @ 1:04 PM

Fox’s “Bullseye” didn’t quite hit the mark on Wednesday’s premiere, but coupled with “MasterChef” the network topped the night in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

CBS’s “The Briefcase” faired better, handing that network a close second place in the demo and a comfortable victory among total viewers. That reality debut was the most-watched hour in primetime last night.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 3.98 million, according to preliminary numbers. “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. received a night-high 1.5/6 and had 4.6 million viewers. “Bullseye” at 9 got a 1.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.2/4 and first in viewers with 6.3 million. “The Briefcase” at 8 posted a 1.3/5 and primetime-best 6.8 million viewers. Reruns followed.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and second in viewers with 4.03 million. At 8, “500 Questions” received a 1.0/4 and 4.9 million viewers. After repeats, “Celebrity Wife Swap” at 10 had a 1.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.8 million. Following a rerun, the “iHeart Country Festival” at 9 got a 1.0/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 885,000, airing entirely repeats.