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

Last Updated: March 9, 2017 @ 9:41 AM

“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.