Ratings: ‘First Responders Live’ Uptick Breathes Life Into Fox

Demo increase was slight, but enough for Fox to win Wednesday

“First Responders Live” (fireman) carried Fox to a primetime win in the key adults 18-49 demo, though “MasterChef” again rated the better of the network’s two Wednesday programs.

The reason we’re hanging last night’s win on “First Responders” is because it grew in ratings week-to-week and it anchors Fox’s Wednesday primetime. The “MasterChef” demo rating also grew versus the prior week’s fast-national rating, though it was flat with the final Nielsen number, which had adjusted one-tenth of a ratings point later last Thursday.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio