Ratings: ‘Survivor: Ghost Island’ Premiere Haunts Broadcast Competition

CBS reality show beats “9-1-1,” “Modern Family” and everything else

The debut of “Survivor: Ghost Island” just spooked the rest of Wednesday’s broadcast TV competition.

With the two-hour Season 36 (yes, you read that right) premiere of its reality competition, CBS topped primetime cleanly last night. Here are just some of the shows “Ghost Island” beat head-to-head: “X-Files,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Blacklist,” “Modern Family,” “9-1-1.”

“Survivor” laid even more victims in its path than those.

As a result, CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Survivor” made landfall at 8 p.m. with a 1.7/7 and 8.1 million viewers — that latter Nielsen number actually grew 6 percent from last March’s season premiere. At 10, “SEAL Team” had a 0.8/3 and 5 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and third in viewers with 4.6 million. “X-Files” at 8 got a 0.8/3 and 3.2 million viewers. At 9, “9-1-1” received a 1.5/6 and 5.9 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and second in viewers with 5.8 million. “The Blacklist” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 5.7 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” got a 1.1/4 and 5.6 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.2/5 and 6.1 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 4.3 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.3/6 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” got a 1.0/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 received a 1.3/5 and 4.9 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” closed the comedy block to a 1.0/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 finished primetime to a 0.6/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.6 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.3 million

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 767,000, airing all reruns.