Ratings: Fox Wins Wednesday’s Key Demo With ‘Empire’ But Finishes 4th Among Total Viewers

“Survivor” paves way for another CBS overall audience victory

Last Updated: October 19, 2017 @ 10:23 AM

Fox finished all over the place on Wednesday, when “Empire” handed the network a primetime win among adults 18-49. Unfortunately, the broadcaster ended up in last place in terms of the Big 4 channels’ overall audience averages.

CBS was No. 1 in total viewers, with “Survivor” and “SEAL Team” setting the pace. The Les Moonves-led network was runner-up in the main demo.

NBC settled for fourth in the demo last night.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and fourth in total viewers with an average of 4.94 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.8/7 and 5.5 million viewers. At 9, “Star” received a 1.3/5 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and first in viewers with 7 million. “Survivor” at 8 put up a 1.7/7 and 8 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 1.0/4 and 7 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 got a 1.1/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 4.97 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.4/6 and 5.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” got a 1.1/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 landed a 1.7/6 and 6.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” received a 1.4/5 and 5.1 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.8/3 and 4.4 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4, but second in viewers with 5.5 million. “The Blacklist” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 5.3 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” got a 1.2/4 and 5.6 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 10 received a 1.1/4 and 5.7 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW and Univision tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.4 million, Univision was seventh with 1.3 million.

For The CW, “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers. At 9, “Dynasty” got a 0.3/1 and 979,000 viewers.