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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

Last Updated: March 8, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

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.