Primetime Ratings: NBC’s ‘Heartbeat’ Drops From Preview

CBS seized the Wednesday ratings crown with a 1.9 score in adults 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. ABC was runner-up at 1.6/6, then NBC at 1.3/4, Fox at 1.1/4 and The CW at 0.7/2.

CBS had Survivor at 2.0, down 9%, Criminal Minds up 11% at 2.1, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders at 1.5, down a tenth from last week’s premiere.

ABC’s The Middle did a 1.7 and The Goldbergs a 1.9, both flat with last week. Modern Family rated a 2.4, down 4%, and Black-ish a flat 1.9. Drama Nashville then posted a flat 0.9.

NBC had Heartbeat at 0.9, well down from the previous night’s 1.4 preview, and Law & Order: SVU at 1.5, down 6%, then Chicago P.D. down 13% at 1.3.

Fox’s offerings were up. Rosewood increased 11% to 1.0, and Hell’s Kitchen grew 9% to 1.2.

On The CW, Arrow was off 30% to 0.7, while Supernatural slid 14% to 0.6.

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.