Ratings: CBS’ ‘The World’s Best’ Has Not the Best Time Period Premiere

Fox’s “The Masked Singer” drops double digits with Week 6’s Raven reveal

Last Updated: February 7, 2019 @ 8:47 AM

Wednesday at 8 p.m. is not the post-Super Bowl time slot. That’s a lesson CBS and its new talent show, “The World’s Best,” learned last night.

The James Corden-hosted alternative to “America’s Got Talent” was no “AGT” in its time period premiere, settling for a 1.0 rating/5 share among adults 18-49 and 5.6 million total viewers. The episode aired from 8 to 10 p.m., and CBS ended up third in primetime averages.

Meanwhile, on Fox, “The Masked Singer” declined double digits from last week’s surprising growth. Find out who was inside the singing competition’s Raven costume here.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” at 8 had a 1.1 and 3.8 million viewers. “The Masked Singer” at 9 posted a 2.2 and 7.1 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.3/6 and first in viewers with 8.5 million. “Chicago Med” at 8 put up a 1.4/7 and 9.3 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 9 landed a 1.3/5 and 8.8 million viewers. At 10, “Chicago P.D.” received a 1.2/5 and 7.4 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 5.3 million. After the “World’s Best” time slot premiere, the “Criminal Minds” season finale got a 0.8/4 and 4.7 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.5 million, airing all reruns.

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 793,000. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 994,000 viewers. At 9, “All American” got a 0.2/1 and 591,000 viewers.