Thursday, March 23, 2017

UPDATED Wednesday Ratings - 'Empire' Returns Up Slightly; 'Shots Fired' Opens Low; 'Chicago P.D.' Drops

On March 22, 2017, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.95 rating - followed by CBS (1.27), NBC (1.07), ABC (1.02) and The CW (0.40).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 6.704 million viewers - followed by FOX (6.281), NBC (5.192), ABC (4.271) and The CW (1.153).




UPDATE - Law & Order: SVU was adjusted up.

FOX (1.95 Rating, 6.281 Million Viewers)
        SHOTS FIRED (1.1) SERIES PREMIERE
        EMPIRE (2.8, +0.1)

CBS (1.27 Rating, 6.704 Million Viewers)
        SURVIVOR: GAME CHANGERS (1.7, +0.0)
        CRIMINAL MINDS (1.3, +0.0)
        CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (0.8, -0.1)

NBC (1.07 Rating, 5.192 Million Viewers)
        BLINDSPOT (0.9, +0.1)
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (1.2, -0.1)
        CHICAGO P.D. (1.2, -0.7)

ABC (1.02 Rating, 4.271 Million Viewers)
        THE GOLDBERGS (1.0) REPEAT
        SPEECHLESS (1.0) REPEAT
        MODERN FAMILY (1.1) REPEAT
        BLACK-ISH (0.8) REPEAT
        DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (1.1, -0.2)

THE CW (0.40 Rating, 1.153 Million Viewers)
        ARROW (0.5, +0.0)
        THE 100 (0.3, +0.0)


                                          The Final Ratings for Wednesday, March 22 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
Survivor: Game Changers
1.7
8.101

FOX
Shots Fired
1.1
4.698

ABC
The Goldbergs - R
1.0
4.262

NBC
Blindspot
0.9
4.256

The CW
Arrow
0.5
1.379
8:30.
ABC
Speechless - R
1.0
3.631
9:00.
FOX
Empire
2.8
7.954

CBS
Criminal Minds
1.3
7.463

NBC
Law & Order: SVU
1.2
5.190

ABC
Modern Family - R
1.1
3.943

The CW
The 100
0.3
0.895
9:30.
ABC
black-ish - R
0.8
3.067
10:00.
NBC
Chicago P.D.
1.2
6.389

ABC
Designated Survivor
1.1
5.206

CBS
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
0.8
4.780

Average Rating: 1.12
Average Viewership: 4.748


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.