Thursday, May 24, 2018

UPDATED Wednesday Ratings - 'Survivor' and 'Star' Finales Dip; 'SVU' Finale Rises; 'Empire' Finale Steady

On May 23, 2018, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.40 rating - followed by CBS (1.33), NBC (1.00), ABC (0.60) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 6.810 million viewers - followed by NBC (5.332), FOX (4.601), ABC (2.568) and The CW (0.914).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Empire and Star were adjusted up. Survivor: Reunion Special and the repeat of The Originals were adjusted down.

FOX (1.40 Rating, 4.601 Million Viewers)
        EMPIRE (1.7, +0.1) SEASON FINALE
        STAR (1.3, +0.0) SEASON FINALE

CBS (1.33 Rating, 6.810 Million Viewers)
        SURVIVOR (1.4, -0.1) SEASON FINALE
        SURVIVOR: REUNION SPECIAL (0.8)

NBC (1.00 Rating, 5.332 Million Viewers)
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (0.6) REPEAT
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (1.2, +0.2) SEASON FINALE

ABC (0.60 Rating, 2.568 Million Viewers)
        TOY STORY 3 (0.7) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.5, +0.1)

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 0.914 Million Viewers)
        SUPERGIRL (0.2) REPEAT
        THE ORIGINALS (0.1) REPEAT


                                           The Final Ratings for Wednesday, May 23 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
Empire
1.7
5.296

CBS
Survivor (8-10:30)
1.4
7.311

ABC
Toy Story 3 (8-10) - R
0.7
2.717

NBC
Law & Order: SVU - R
0.6
3.846

The CW
Supergirl - R
0.2
0.633
9:00 PM
NBC
Law & Order: SVU (9-11)
1.2
6.119

FOX
Star
1.3
3.948

The CW
The Originals - R
0.1
0.467
10:00 PM
ABC
20|20
0.5
2.266
10:30 PM
CBS
Survivor: Reunion Special
0.8
4.616

Average Rating: 0.85
Average Viewership: 3.722


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic 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.