Primetime Ratings: CBS Rolls to Easy Win

CBS won the broadcast battle Wednesday with a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, according to the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. That easily beat NBC’s 1.3/4, The CW’s 1.0/3, Fox’s 0.9/3 and ABC’s 0.8/3.

It was not a strong night for broadcast television. CBS’ NCIS slipped 4% to a 2.3, while NCIS: New Orleans grew 11% to a 2.0. Limitless fell 8% to 1.2.

On NBC, Hollywood Game Night slid 9% to 1.0, while Chicago Med dropped 13% to 1.4 and Chicago Fire was off 11% to 1.6.

The Flash on The CW was off 6% from last week at 1.5, and iZombie was flat at 0.6.

Fox had New Girl at 1.2, down 14%, Grandfathered off 11% at 0.8, Brooklyn Nine-Nine down 10% to 0.9, and The Grinder sliding 25% to 0.6.

On ABC, Fresh Off the Boat grew 8% to 1.3, and The Muppets fell 11% to 0.8. Marvel’s Agent Carter registered a 0.7 across two hours, down 13%.  

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.