Thursday, October 6, 2016

UPDATED Wednesday Ratings - 'Empire,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'SVU' and 'Designated Survivor' Drop; 'Arrow' Returns Down

On October 5, 2016, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.50 rating - followed by ABC (1.77), CBS (1.40), NBC (1.30) and The CW (0.55).

Furthermore, FOX won in total viewers with 7.859 million viewers - followed by CBS (7.324), ABC (6.504), NBC (5.829) and The CW (1.624).




UPDATE - Empire, Survivor, Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D. were adjusted up. black-ish was adjusted down.

FOX (2.50 Rating, 7.859 Million Viewers)
        LETHAL WEAPON (1.7, -0.3)
        EMPIRE (3.4, -0.3)

ABC (1.77 Rating, 6.504 Million Viewers)
        THE GOLDBERGS (1.8, -0.1)
        SPEECHLESS (1.8, +0.0)
        MODERN FAMILY (2.2, -0.1)
        BLACK-ISH (1.5, -0.1)
        DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (1.6, -0.2)

CBS (1.40 Rating, 7.324 Million Viewers)
        SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X (1.9, -0.2)
        CRIMINAL MINDS (1.4, -0.5)
        CODE BLACK (1.0, -0.2)

NBC (1.30 Rating, 5.829 Million Viewers)
        BLINDSPOT (1.3, +0.0)
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (1.4, -0.2)
        CHICAGO P.D. (1.4, -0.1)

THE CW (0.55 Rating, 1.624 Million Viewers)
        ARROW (0.7) SEASON PREMIERE
        FREQUENCY (0.4) SERIES PREMIERE


                                         The Final Ratings for Wednesday, October 5 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
1.9
8.598

ABC
The Goldbergs
1.8
6.230

FOX
Lethal Weapon
1.7
6.616

NBC
Blindspot
1.3
5.708

The CW
Arrow
0.7
1.871
8:30.
ABC
Speechless
1.8
6.033
9:00.
FOX
Empire
3.4
9.250

ABC
Modern Family
2.2
6.968

CBS
Criminal Minds
1.4
7.623

NBC
Law & Order: SVU
1.4
5.757

The CW
Frequency
0.4
1.352
9:30.
ABC
black-ish
1.5
5.184
10:00.
ABC
Designated Survivor
1.6
7.053

NBC
Chicago P.D.
1.4
6.218

CBS
Code Black
1.0
5.872

Average Rating: 1.57
Average Viewership: 6.022


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.