Ratings: New Episode of NBC’s ‘The Wall’ Prevails in Battle of the Reruns

Fox’s Foster Farms Bowl brings network into second place with ABC

Last Updated: December 28, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

A fresh showing of NBC’s “The Wall” was enough to win the Peacock network the Wednesday night ratings battle. Of course, it didn’t have a lot of stiff competition with the reruns aired on the rest of the Big 4.

The Foster Farms Bowl filled Fox’s lineup, a repeat of the “Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” took up most of CBS’ night, and ABC churned out a slew of reruns, all leading to NBC grabbing the number one slot in the key demo.

NBC was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8, “The Wall” posted a 1.0/4 and 5.5 million viewers. The game show was followed by an encore of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors” special.

ABC and Fox tied for second in ratings with a 0.6/3. ABC was third in viewers with 2.9 million, showing repeats all through primetime.

Fox was fourth in viewers with 2.7 million. At 8, the Foster Farm Bowl’s pregame show had a 0.5/2 and 2 million viewers. From 8:30-10, the college football game between the Arizona Wildcats and Purdue Boilermakers took a 0.7/3 and an average of 2.9 million viewers.

CBS and Univision tied for fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2. CBS was second in viewers with 4.7 million, airing an encore of the “Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” and rerun of “SEAL Team.”

Univision was fifth in viewers with 1.6 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 822,000. At 8, the premiere of new series “EA Madden NFL 18 Challenge” settled for a 0.2/1 and 670,000 viewers. It was followed by a rerun of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.”