Ratings: CBS’ ‘Survivor,’ ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ Premieres Can’t Keep Up With ABC

Disney broadcaster’s “Designated Survivor” rises in return, tops time slot

Designated Survivor
ABC's 'Designated Survivor'

“Designated Survivor” (pictured above) lives on, and ABC is pretty pleased about that.

The Disney-owned broadcast network not only topped the Kiefer Sutherland series’ 10 p.m. time slot, it took the whole night in the key 18-49 demographic. Of course, having a new “Modern Family” on the Wednesday schedule certainly didn’t hurt the effort — nor did NBC’s decision to program all encores.

Meanwhile, CBS topped total viewers with the season premieres of “Survivor” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.”

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Goldbergs” at 8 posted 1.7/7 and 5.7 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” received a 1.5/5 and 5 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 scored a 1.9/7 and 6.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “Black-ish” put up a 1.4/5 and 5.1 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 landed a 1.3/5 and 5.9 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.4/5 and first in viewers with 6.9 million. The two-hour “Survivor” season premiere at 8 had a 1.7/7 and 7.7 million viewers. The “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” premiere at 10 got a 0.9/3 and 5.3 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 4.9 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 received a 1.2/5 and 5.9 million viewers. At 9, “Star” garnered a 1.1/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 4.3 million, airing all reruns.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.7 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 781,000, running all repeats.