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Ratings: ‘SWAT’ Recovers Against NBC’s ‘Chicago’ Reruns

CBS wins a relatively weak Wednesday

CBS drama “S.W.A.T.” had a much better rating this week than last, thanks at least in large part to NBC airing all “Chicago” reruns.

Also chipping in was primetime kickoff special “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials,” which provided a better launching pad than last week’s “Undercover Boss.” “Criminal Minds” at 9 o’clock also appreciated the fresh lead-in.

As a result of all that, CBS won Wednesday outright.

CBS was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Super Bowl commercials special at 8 p.m. posted a 1.0/5 and 7.2 million viewers, topping the night. “Criminal Minds” at 9 had a 0.9/5 and 5.9 million viewers. At 10, “SWAT” got a 0.7/4 and 4.4 million viewers.

NBC and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. NBC was second in total viewers with 4.3 million, ABC was third with 3.1 million.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 0.9/5 and 4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Schooled” got a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Single Parents” at 9:30 received a 0.5/3 and 2.4 million viewers. A special on the Royal Family’s “Divide” at 10 drew a 0.5/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.5 million.

Fox and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a a 0.4/2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 2.5 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

For Fox, a Prince Harry and Meghan Markle special of its own at 8 had a 0.5/3 and 3.3 million viewers. Repeats followed.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 693,000. “Riverdale” at 8 got a 0.2/1 and 743,000 viewers. At 9, “Nancy Drew” managed a 0.1/1 and 642,000 viewers.

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