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Ratings: The CW’s ‘Nancy Drew’ Debuts Behind Luke Perry Tribute on ‘Riverdale’

Fox wins another Wednesday in key demo as ”Masked Singer“ grows week to week

The CW’s “Nancy Drew” debuted behind the broadcast network’s “Riverdale” tribute to Luke Perry — in both scheduling terms and in TV ratings.

That doesn’t mean “Nancy Drew” did terribly at 9 o’clock — it actually earned the CW time slot’s largest audience in two years. Still, a 0.3 rating in the key 18-49 demo doesn’t cut it, and the series premiere’s 1,174,000 total viewers made “Nancy Drew” the least-watched show of the night on the English-language broadcast nets. Leading in, “Riverdale” received a 0.4 rating and 1,179,000 viewers.

Fox won another Wednesday in the demo thanks to “The Masked Singer,” which actually grew its audience week to week.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Masked Singer” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.0/9 and 6.9 million viewers. At 9, “Almost Family” had a 0.8/4 and 2.6 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and first in viewers with 7.1 million. “Chicago Med” at 8 landed a 1.1/5 and 7.4 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Fire” posted a 1.2/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.0/5 and 6.4 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.8/4. CBS was second in total viewers with 5 million, ABC was fourth with 3.6 million.

For CBS, “Survivor” at 8 put up a 1.1/5 and 6.5 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 0.7/3 and 4.8 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 got a 0.5/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.0/5 and 4.5 million viewers. “Schooled” at 8:30 got a 0.7/3 and 3.4 million viewers. At 9, “Modern Family” pumped some new life into the lineup with a 0.9/4 and 4 million viewers. That momentum was short-lived though, when “Single Parents” received a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers. Drama “Stumptown” at 10 finished primetime off with a 0.6/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.2 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1 million.