Skip to main content

Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins on Decent ‘F Word’ Start

Fox was the top performer among broadcasters Wednesday, putting up a 1.0 in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnight ratings, and a 4 share. The season premiere of MasterChef scored a 1.0, while the series premiere of The F Word With Gordon Ramsay did a 1.1.

Next was NBC at 0.8/4. Little Big Shots was off 8% from its last airing at 1.2, while the season premiere of The Carmichael Show did a 0.9, followed by a second episode at 0.8. NBC then aired a repeat at 10.

CBS, with repeats throughout prime, did a 0.6/3.

ABC had a 0.5/2. It too was in repeats.

The CW scored a 0.3/1 with repeats of Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Among Spanish-language channels, Univision was at 0.6/3 and Telemundo at 0.4/2.

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.