Primetime Ratings: ABC, CBS, Fox Ride Unscripted to Shared Win

ABC, CBS and Fox split the Wednesday ratings crown, each riding an unscripted lineup to score a 0.6/3. That rating beat the 0.5/3s that NBC and Telemundo tallied.

ABC had its game shows. Press Your Luck did a flat 0.7 and Card Sharks grew 20% for a 0.6, then Match Game scored a level 0.6.

CBS had Love Island down 17% at 0.5, Big Brother at its usual 1.0 and a SWAT repeat.

On Fox, it was MasterChef off 13% at 0.7 and First Responders Live down 50% at 0.4.

Fox won the ratings race last Wednesday.

NBC had repeats of Ellen’s Game of Games and Songland, before The InBetween dropped 25% for a 0.3.

Telemundo had Un Poquito Tuyo at 0.3 and Betty en NY at 0.5, both flat, and La Reina del Sur up a tenth at 0.7.

The CW scored a 0.3/2. A Penn & Teller: Fool Us rerun led into Jane the Virgin up 50% for a 0.3.

Univision did a 0.3/2 too as La Reina Soy Yo, La Rosa de Guadalupe and Por Amar Sin Ley all posted that rating, all level with last week. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.