Fox edged NBC Wednesday to finish first in ratings for the adults 18-49 demographic. It helped that Fox (Gordon Ramsay’s “MasterChef,” the series premiere of “24 Hours to Hell and Back”) doesn’t nationally program the 10 p.m. hour, which NBC (“American Ninja Warrior,” “Reverie”) and the rest of the Big 4 broadcast networks do.
CBS was No. 1 in terms of total viewers last night, despite airing two hours of reruns versus one original.
Fox was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 3.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.0/5 and 3.8 million viewers. At 9, the debut of “24 Hours to Hell and Back” posted a 1.1/5 and 3.7 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 4.2 million. Two hours of “American Ninja Warrior” starting at 8 averaged a 1.1/5 and 5.1 million viewers. “Reverie” at 10 settled for a 0.5/2 and 2.4 million viewers.
ABC was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.5 million, airing all reruns.
CBS and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5. CBS had a 3 share, Telemundo got a 2. CBS was first in total viewers with 4.8 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.
For CBS, following repeats, “Code Black” at 10 received a 0.7/3 and 6.1 million viewers.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.5 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 738,000. After a rerun, “The Originals” managed a 0.3/1 and 843,000 viewers.