Ratings: Lucy Hale’s ‘Life Sentence’ Premiere Doesn’t Have Much Life

ABC just misses out on a four-way tie with CBS, NBC and ABC

Lucy Hale in 'Life Sentence'
The CW

The debut ratings for Lucy Hale’s new CW show “Life Sentence” don’t indicate much longevity at all. “Life Sentence” at 9 p.m. managed a 0.3/1 and 757,000 total viewers.

Elsewhere, ABC is feeling left out this morning, as the broadcast net just missed out on a potential four-way ratings tie with CBS, NBC and Fox. Step your game up, “Goldbergs.” (OK, really it was the fault of “Designated Survivor.”)

While the non-Disney-owned members of the so-called “Big 4” channels averaged the same Nielsen rating and share numbers on Wednesday, it was CBS taking the tiebreaker: total viewers. The Les Moonves-led network came in first by that metric, thanks to a tiny uptick from last week’s “Survivor: Ghost Island” premiere.

CBS, NBC and Fox each had a 1.2 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary primetime numbers. CBS finished first in overall audience members with an average of 6.5 million.

For CBS, “Survivor” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.7/7 and 8.2 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 0.9/3 and 6.1 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 got a 0.9/4 and 5 million viewers.

NBC was second in viewers with 6.1 million. “The Blacklist” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 5.8 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” got a 1.2/5 and 5.8 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.3/6 and 6.8 million viewers.

Fox was third in viewers with 4.7 million. “The X-Files” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, “9-1-1” put up a 1.6/6 and 6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.4 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.4/6 and 5.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” got a 1.2/5 and 4.4 million viewers. At 9, “Modern Family” received a 1.4/5 and 5.2 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” closed out the comedy block with a 1.1/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 settled for a 0.6/3 and 3.6 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 in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1 million. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers.