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

Last Updated: October 10, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

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.

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