Thursday, December 20, 2018

UPDATED Wednesday Ratings - 'Survivor' Finale Holds Steady, Up Slightly from Spring Cycle

On December 19, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.40 rating - followed by ABC (0.57), NBC (0.50), FOX (0.45) and The CW (0.25).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 7.196 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.758), ABC (2.563), FOX (1.630) and The CW (1.000).

ABC, NBC, FOX and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The reunion special of Survivor was adjusted down.

CBS (1.40 Rating, 7.196 Million Viewers)
        SURVIVOR (1.5, +0.0) SEASON FINALE
        SURVIVOR: REUNION (1.0)

ABC (0.57 Rating, 2.563 Million Viewers)
        OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE (0.7) REPEAT
        SHREK THE HALLS (0.7) REPEAT
        MODERN FAMILY (0.6) REPEAT
        SINGLE PARENTS (0.5) REPEAT
        THE GOLDBERGS (0.5) REPEAT
        AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.50 Rating, 2.758 Million Viewers)
        PENTATONIX: A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT (0.5) REPEAT
        DARCI LYNNE: MY HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS (0.4) REPEAT
        ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES (0.6) REPEAT

FOX (0.45 Rating, 1.630 Million Viewers)
        EMPIRE (0.5) REPEAT
        STAR (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.25 Rating, 1.000 Million Viewers)
        GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER (0.3) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT


                                         The Final Ratings for Wednesday, December 19 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
Survivor (8-10)
1.5
7.716

ABC
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure - R
0.7
3.718

NBC
Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night - R
0.5
2.989

FOX
Empire - R
0.5
1.792

The CW
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - R
0.3
1.034
8:30 PM
ABC
Shrek the Halls - R
0.7
3.207
9:00 PM
ABC
Modern Family - R
0.6
2.767

NBC
Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas - R
0.4
2.692

FOX
Star - R
0.4
1.422

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.890
9:30 PM
ABC
Single Parents - R
0.5
2.090
10:00 PM
CBS
Survivor: Reunion
1.0
5.173

NBC
Ellen’s Game of Games - R
0.6
2.376

ABC
The Goldbergs - R
0.5
1.911
10:30 PM
ABC
American Housewife - R
0.4
1.755

Average Rating: 0.59
Average Viewership: 2.769


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 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.