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Ratings: ‘Chicago PD’ Return Leads NBC to 3rd-Place Tie With ABC

And ”SVU“ net hands ”Alex, Inc.“ channel its hat in total viewers

Cops!!! Boy is NBC glad to see you guys, “Chicago P.D.” officers.

After a three-week hiatus, the return of the Dick Wolf police procedural to the network’s schedule led NBC to a third-place tie in the key 18-49 demographic with ABC.

Fox won another Wednesday in the main demo with a strong “Empire” episode, CBS and “Survivor” were No. 1 in terms of total viewers.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.8/8 and 5.8 million viewers. At 9, “Star” had a 1.3/5 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with 1.1/5 and first in viewers with 6.5 million. “Survivor” at 8 put up a 1.5/7 and 7.9 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” got a 1.0/4 and 6.3 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 received a 0.9/4 and 5.1 million viewers.

NBC and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. NBC was second in total viewers with 5.4 million, ABC was fourth with 4.1 million.

For NBC, “The Blacklist” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 5.1 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” got a 1.1/4 and 5.4 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.1/5 and 5.8 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 landed a 1.2/6 and 5.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “Alex, Inc.” had a 0.9/4 and 3.6 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 earned a 1.4/5 and 4.9 million viewers. “American Housewife” at 9:30 received a 1.1/4 and 4 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 managed a 0.6/3 and 3.4 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 seventh in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.2 million. At 8, a”Harry Potter: A History of Magic” special summoned a 0.3/1 and 1.4 million viewers. A rerun followed.

It’s worth pointing out here that The CW was preempted in 7 percent of the country, including major markets New York City and Boston, for the Yankees-Red Sox game.