Fox topped its all-Gordon Ramsay Wednesday in the key 18-49 demographic with the season premiere of his “MasterChef” and the series debut of the man’s live “F Word.”
NBC bested CBS to take primetime’s total-viewer crown last night, thanks mostly to “Little Big Shots.” Fox finished third by that Nielsen metric.
Fox was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic, but third in overall audience members with an average of 3.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. netted an appetizing 1.0/5 and 3.5 million viewers. “The F Word” at 9 landed a 1.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and first in viewers with 4.74 million. “Little Big Shots” at 8 posted a 1.2/5 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, the season premiere of “The Carmichael Show” put up a 0.9/4 and 4.3 million viewers. A second episode at 9:30 slipped to a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers. A repeat followed.
CBS and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. Despite airing all reruns, CBS was second in total viewers with 4.72 million; Univision was fifth with 1.6 million.
ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.3 million, running entirely repeats.
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 1 million, airing only reruns.