Ratings: CBS, ABC, Fox Settle for Another Three-Way Tie

“American Idol” is top show of the night in total viewers and key 18-49 demo

Last Updated: February 25, 2016 @ 11:26 AM

For the second week in a row, CBS, ABC and Fox were tied in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic on Wednesday night.

All three networks pulled in a 1.7 rating in the demo, although CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 8.1 million for the night, thanks to “Survivor” and “Criminal Minds.”

On ABC, “Black-ish” drew strong reactions on social media for an episode dealing with police brutality, but the episode failed to provide a major lift in the ratings. It drew in 6.2 million viewers and a 1.9 rating, up only slightly from last week.

CBS aired “Survivor” at 8 p.m., which attracted 8.6 million viewers and a 2.0 rating. “Criminal Minds” followed at 9 with 8.8 million and a 1.9 rating. The “Code Black” season finale at 10 pulled in 6.9 million viewers and a 1.2 rating.

NBC finished in fourth place in the demo with a 1.4 but second in total viewers with 6.7 million. “The Mysteries of Laura” got 6.7 million viewers and a 1.0 rating at 8. “Law & Order: SVU” got 6.6 million viewers and 1.5 rating at 9. “Chicago PD” closed out at 10 with just under 7 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.

Fox finished third in total viewers with 6.6 million. “American Idol” was the most watched show of the night, drawing in 8.9 million viewers and a 2.1 rating at 8. “Hell’s Kitchen” got 4.3 million viewers and a 1.3 rating at 9.

ABC finished fourth in total viewers with 5.8 million. “The Middle” pulled in 7.3 million viewers and a 1.9 rating at 8, followed by “The Goldbergs” at 8:30, which got 6.4 million viewers and a 1.9 rating. “Modern Family” got 8 million viewers and a 2.5 rating at 9, with “Black-ish” airing at 9:30. “American Crime” got 3.7 million viewers and a 1.0 rating at 10.

The CW finished fifth overall with 2.3 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. “Arrow” got 2.7 million viewers and a 1.0 rating at 8. “Supernatural” managed 1.9 million viewers and a 0.7 rating at 9.

Univision finished sixth with a 0.7 rating and 1.9 million viewers.

Telemundo finished seventh with 0.5 rating and 1.5 million viewers.