Thursday, September 22, 2016

UPDATED Wednesday Ratings - Strong Starts for 'Speechless,' 'Designated Survivor' & 'Lethal Weapon'; 'Big Brother' Finale Rises

On September 21, 2016, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.15 rating - followed by ABC (2.20), CBS (2.15), NBC (1.57) and The CW (0.33).

Furthermore, FOX won in total viewers with 9.296 million viewers - followed by ABC (8.095), CBS (7.835), NBC (6.852) and The CW (1.186).



UPDATE - Empire was adjusted up. Designated Survivor was adjusted down.

FOX (3.15 Rating, 9.296 Million Viewers)
        LETHAL WEAPON (2.2) SERIES PREMIERE
        EMPIRE (4.2) SEASON PREMIERE

ABC (2.20 Rating, 8.095 Million Viewers)
        THE GOLDBERGS (2.0) SEASON PREMIERE
        SPEECHLESS (2.0) SERIES PREMIERE
        MODERN FAMILY (2.6) SEASON PREMIERE
        BLACK-ISH (2.0) SEASON PREMIERE
        DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (2.2) SERIES PREMIERE

CBS (2.15 Rating, 7.835 Million Viewers)
        SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X (2.3) SEASON PREMIERE
        BIG BROTHER (2.0, +0.2) SEASON FINALE

NBC (1.57 Rating, 6.852 Million Viewers)
        BLINDSPOT (1.3, -0.2)
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (1.8) SEASON PREMIERE
        CHICAGO P.D. (1.6) SEASON PREMIERE

THE CW (0.33 Rating, 1.186 Million Viewers)
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.3) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.3, +0.0)
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.4) REPEAT


                                        The Final Ratings for Wednesday, September 21 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (8-9:30)
2.3
9.456

FOX
Lethal Weapon
2.2
7.932

ABC
The Goldbergs
2.0
6.899

NBC
Blindspot
1.3
6.082

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.3
1.183
8:30.
ABC
Speechless
2.0
7.383
9:00.
FOX
Empire
4.2
10.868

ABC
Modern Family
2.6
8.237

NBC
Law & Order: SVU
1.8
7.831

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.3
1.128
9:30.
ABC
black-ish
2.0
6.393

CBS
Big Brother (9:30-11)
2.0
6.320

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.4
1.203
10:00.
ABC
Designated Survivor
2.2
10.037

NBC
Chicago P.D.
1.6
6.874

Average Rating: 1.81
Average Viewership: 6.522


NOTE: For the 2016-17 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2832 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.