In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ Survivor and NBC’s Chicago Med tied for the nightly demo win, while NBC’s Chicago Fire copped Wednesday’s largest audience.
CBS | Survivor opened Season 43 with 4.8 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating (and TVLine reader grade “B”), down a tick from its spring opener. The Amazing Race‘s Season 34 premiere retained just 2.9 mil/0.4 (reader grade “A-“), down sharply from its January opener.
NBC | Chicago Med (6.3 mil/0.7, reader grade “B”) returned steady in the demo versus its previous average, while Fire (6.5 mil/0.6, reader grade “B+”) and P.D. (5.4 mil/0.6, reader grade “B”) were down. Fire in fact slipped to series lows on both counts, while P.D. registered a demo low.
FOX | The Masked Singer (3.5 mil/0.6, reader grade “C+”) opened its new season with an all-time audience low and matching its demo low; LEGO Masters led out of that with 1.6 mil/0.4.
ABC | The Conners (3.5 mil/0.5, reader grade “C+”) and Big Sky (2.2 mil/0.3, reader grade “A-“) both returned steady in the demo, The Goldbergs (2.4 mil/0.4, reader grade “C”) was down (and hit an audience low), and Home Economics (2 mil/0.4) ticked up from its previous averages. Abbott Elementary (2.8 mil/0.5, reader grade “A”) on its new night matched its Season 1 audience while off just a tenth in the demo.
THE CW | Stargirl (403K/0.1) slipped to an all-time audience low opposite full-on competition.
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