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Ratings: ‘Empire,’ ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Goldbergs’ All Beat ‘A Very Pentatonix Christmas’

NBC settles for third-place tie with ABC in key 18-49 demo

“A Very Pentatonix Christmas” didn’t do very well last night. Thanks to “Empire,” Fox won Wednesday in TV ratings, while “Survivor” led CBS to a first-place finish among Nielsen-measured total viewers.

NBC, which hosted the a cappella Christmas special, settled for a third-place tie with ABC among adults 18-49.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.8/7 and 5.7 million viewers. At 9, “Star” had a 1.2/5 and 4 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and first in viewers with 7 million. “Survivor” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.8/7 and 8.9 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” got a 1.1/4 and 6.8 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 received a 0.9/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

NBC and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.1/4. NBC was second in total viewers with 5.8 million, ABC was fourth with 4.6 million.

For NBC, the Pentatonix special at 8 p.m. had a 0.8/3 and 4.8 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 got a 1.3/5 and 6.2 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.2/5 and 6.5 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 p.m. had a 1.5/6 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” got a 1.1/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 landed a 1.7/6 and 5.8 million viewers. “American Housewife” at 9:30 received a 1.2/5 and 4.6 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 finished primetime to a 0.7/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4. Telemundo had a 2 share, The CW got a 1. Telemundo was sixth in totally viewers with 1.15 million, The CW was seventh with 1.07 million.

For The CW, “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, “Dynasty” got a 0.2/1 and 691,000 viewers.