Univision wins another Wednesday among adults 18-49
Fox’s “Ultimate Tag” season finale didn’t ultimately win Wednesday night, but at least it stayed steady with last week’s Nielsen ratings.
Also just like last week, Univision won primetime in the key demo and NBC repeats averaged the most total viewers.
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Univision was first in ratings with a 0.5 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and fourth in total viewers with an average of 1.5 million, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC, CBS and Fox tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.4 rating. NBC and CBS had 3 shares, Fox got a 2. NBC was first in total viewers with 3.4 million, CBS was second with 2.9 million and Fox was fifth with 1.3 million.
NBC aired all reruns last night.
For CBS, “Tough as Nails” at 8 p.m. had a 0.5/4 and 3.5 million viewers. Repeats followed.
For Fox, following a rerun, the “Ultimate Tag” season finale at 9 received a 0.3/2 and 1.1 million viewers.
ABC and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both a 0.3/2. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2 million, Telemundo was sixth with 871,000.
For ABC, “United We Fall” at 8 got a 0.5/4 and 3.5 million viewers. Following reruns, “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 10 had a 0.2/2 and 1.3 million viewers.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/0 and in viewers with 377,000. After a repeat at 8, the “Bulletproof” season finale at 9 settled for a 0.1/0 and 352,000 viewers.
14 Lowest-Rated Renewed Broadcast TV Shows of the 2019-2020 Season (Photos)
We’ve got good news and bad news, but not necessarily in that order…
Why would a low-rated show ever be renewed for another season? Well, the series could be a critical darling or might do well in demos other than the regularly reported adults 18-49 one. Such a program may be particularly cheap to produce or exist at a studio that shares an umbrella with its network.
Maybe there's a global pandemic, and shows with a cast, writing staff, production crew and existing sets are suddenly a better bet than rolling the dice on new development. Or, perhaps the show is simply on Fox.
Scroll through the TheWrap's gallery to see the 14 lowest-rated scripted TV shows of the 2019-20 season that were renewed by Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. All ratings in this story come from Nielsen's "most current" data, which includes a week's worth of delayed viewing where available. Lowest-rated is first, highest-rated last. And, yes, there are ties. Readers can see the complete list of all the broadcast TV shows that have been renewed, canceled and ordered here