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.
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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.