Ratings: Fox Wins Wednesday as ‘X-Files’ Dips Ahead of Finale

CBS takes first in total viewers as “Survivor: Ghost Island” stays steady

Last Updated: March 23, 2018 @ 10:57 PM

There is good news and bad news for Fox this morning. The good: the network won Wednesday in Nielsen ratings. The bad: the victory came along with a dip in the numbers for “The X-Files” revival ahead of it’s (likely) series finale next week.

The penultimate episode of Season 11 managed a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers compared to last week’s episode, which earned a 0.9/4 and 3.5 million viewers.

While Fox took home the gold in ratings, it lost in total viewers to CBS, which has seen “Survivor: Ghost Island” hold steady since its premiere three weeks ago.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following “The X-Files” at 8 p.m., at 9, “9-1-1” earned a 1.6/6 and 6.5 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, with a 1.1/4 and 1.1/5, respectively.

CBS was first in viewers with 6.2 million. At 8, “Survivor: Ghost Island” landed a 1.7/7 and 8.2 million viewers. Following a repeat of “NCIS” at 9, at 10, “Criminal Minds” had a 0.9/4 and  5.7 million viewers.

NBC was second in viewers with 6 million. At 8, “The Blacklist” settled for a 0.9/4 and 5.4 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” scored a 1.3/5 and 6 million viewers. At 10, “Chicago P.D.” put up a 1.2/5 and 6.6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.7 million. At 8, “Speechless” took a 0.9/4 and 4.1 million viewers. A second episode at 8:30 drew a 0.9/4 and 3.7 million viewers.  A second episode at 8:30 drew a 0.9 and 3.7 million.Following repeats of “Modern Family” and “American Housewife,” at 10, “Designated Survivor” settled for a 0.7/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 903,000. At 8, “Riverdale” took a 0.4/2 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, “Life Sentence” settled for a 0.2/1 and 623,000 viewers.