Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins With ‘Survivor’ Finale

CBS won Wednesday’s prime ratings, the Survivor finale leading to a 1.4 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. That topped the 1.0/5 that NBC scored.

Survivor did a 1.5 from 8 to 10:30 p.m., same as its December finale did, and the reunion special got a 0.9.

NBC had Chicago Med up 10% at 1.1, Chicago Fire at a flat 1.0 and Chicago P.D. up 11% at 1.0.

ABC had a 0.6/3 and Fox a 0.4/2. On ABC, Toy Story 2 did a 0.6 and Whiskey Cavalier slid 20% at 0.4.

On Fox, MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown premiered at 0.5 and Paradise Hotel was down a tenth at 0.3.

Telemundo and Univision both did a 0.4/2.

The CW got a 0.3/1. The Riverdale finale got a 0.3 and Jane the Virgin a 0.2. Riverdale was flat and Jane lost a tenth of a point. 

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.