Ratings: ABC Finishes Last on Night of ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot Debut

CBS conquers Wednesday primetime with “Survivor” return, but NBC and Fox aren’t far behind

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ABC came in last place among the Big 4 broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — in both the key demo ratings and total viewers for Wednesday’s primetime, the night of its “The Wonder Years” reboot debut, according to early Nielsen data.

CBS topped the evening with the long-awaited return of “Survivor.” NBC and Fox tied for second place with the season debut of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” shows, and “The Masked Singer” Season 6 premiere and the series debut of “Alter Ego,” respectively.

CBS was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., the “Survivor” Season 41 premiere earned a 1.0 and 6 million viewers. “Big Brother” at 10 had a 0.6 and 2.9 million viewers.

NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.8. NBC was first in total viewers with 6.6 million, Fox was third with 3.6 million.

For NBC, the “Chicago Med” premiere at 8 pulled a 0.7 and 6.5 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Fire” got a 0.8 and 7 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 closed the block with a 0.8 and 6.4 million viewers.

For Fox, “The Masked Singer” Season 6 premiere at 8 scored a 1.0 and 6.3 million viewers. At 9, “Alter Ego” debuted to a 0.6 and 2.8 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.5 and in viewers with 2.7 million. At 8, “The Goldbergs” season premiere had a 0.6 and 3.4 million viewers. “The Wonder Years” reboot at 8:30 premiered to a 0.6 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9, “The Conners” season premiere also got a 0.6 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “Home Economics” kicked off its second season with a 0.4 and 2.2 million viewers. At 10, “A Million Little Things” premiered its new season to a 0.3 and 2 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in viewers with 328,000. “Riverdale” at 8 managed a 0.1 and 378,000 viewers. At 9, “In the Dark” fell to a 0.0 and 278,000 viewers.

We do not have early Nielsen numbers for Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.