Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With ‘Chicago’ Shows

NBC got the Wednesday title in primetime ratings, its Chicago shows leading to a 1.1 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. That topped the 1.0/5 that both CBS and Fox scored.

NBC had Chicago Med at 1.2 and Chicago Fire at 1.2, then Chicago P.D. at 1.1. All three were flat.

CBS saw Survivor up 7% at 1.5 and the premiere of Million Dollar Mile, with contestants racing across obstacle courses in downtown Los Angeles, rated a 1.0. SEAL Team fell 14% for a 0.6.

On Fox, Empire rated a level 1.1 and Star slid 10% to 0.9.

ABC got a 0.5/3. It had comedy reruns before Whiskey Cavalier dropped 29% to 0.5 thanks to the weak lead-in.

Telemundo and Univision both did a 0.4/2.

The CW got a 0.3/1, with Riverdale at a flat 0.3 and the premiere of Jane the Virgin at 0.3. It is the final season of Jane, which premiered at 0.3 in fall 2017. 

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.