Thursday, October 20, 2016

UPDATED Wednesday Ratings - Final Presidential Debate Rises; 'Arrow' Hits Series Low; 'Blindspot' Up; 'Lethal Weapon' Down

On October 19, 2016, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.47 rating - followed by NBC (2.20), CBS (2.02), FOX (1.86) and The CW (0.50).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 8.706 million viewers - followed by ABC (8.596), NBC (7.693), FOX (6.423) and The CW (1.425).




UPDATE - Blindspot and Frequency were adjusted down.

ABC (2.47 Rating, 8.596 Million Viewers)
        IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (2.2) REPEAT
        TOY STORY OF TERROR! (2.0) REPEAT
        PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (2.8)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (2.3)

NBC (2.20 Rating, 7.693 Million Viewers)
        BLINDSPOT (1.2, +0.1)
        PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (2.8)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (2.5)

CBS (2.02 Rating, 8.706 Million Viewers)
        SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X (1.9, -0.1)
        PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (2.2)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (1.8)

FOX (1.86 Rating, 6.423 Million Viewers)
        LETHAL WEAPON (1.7, -0.2)
        PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (2.0)

THE CW (0.50 Rating, 1.425 Million Viewers)
        ARROW (0.6, -0.1)
        FREQUENCY (0.3, +0.0)


                                       The Final Ratings for Wednesday, October 19 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
ABC
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! - R
2.2
7.569

CBS
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
1.9
8.585

FOX
Lethal Weapon
1.7
6.658

NBC
Blindspot
1.2
5.239

The CW
Arrow
0.6
1.789
8:30.
ABC
Toy Story of TERROR! - R
2.0
6.437
9:00.
ABC
Presidential Debate (9-10:30)
2.8
9.838

NBC
Presidential Debate (9-10:30)
2.8
9.180

CBS
Presidential Debate (9-10:30)
2.2
9.294

FOX
Presidential Debate (9-10:30)
2.0
6.298

The CW
Frequency
0.3
1.043
10:30.
NBC
Debate Analysis
2.5
8.298

ABC
Debate Analysis
2.3
8.274

CBS
Debate Analysis
1.8
7.390

Average Rating: 1.88
Average Viewership: 6.849


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.