Ratings: CBS’ ‘American Gothic’ Finale Falls Flat

NBC wins Wednesday with Commander-in-Chief forum, “AGT” results and “Running Wild”

Last Updated: September 8, 2016 @ 9:05 AM

“American Gothic” just concluded a forgettable season with a forgettable finale ratings performance.

The CBS series was barely noticeable on the Nielsen sheets, as NBC comfortable won Wednesday outright. The night’s No. 1 network had a combination of the Matt Lauer commander-in-chief forum, an “America’s Got Talent” results show and “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.”

Fox and two hours of “MasterChef” finished second on the evening.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. The political forum at 8 p.m. ET earned a 1.8/7 and 10.8 million viewers. At 9, “AGT” posted a 1.9/7 and 10.5 million viewers. “Running Wild” at 10 received a 1.2/5 and 5.2 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and in viewers with 4.3 million for a two-hour “MasterChef.”

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 3.7 million. “Big Brother” at 8 put up a 1.8/7 and 6 million viewers. Two hours of “American Gothic” averaged up to a 0.6/2 and settled for 2.6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million, airing all reruns.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.4 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.5 million viewers. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 9 got a 0.4/1 and 1.3 million viewers. A repeat followed.