Primetime Ratings: ‘Salvation’ Level With Premiere on Winner CBS

CBS was tops in Wednesday primetime ratings, putting up a 1.0 in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnight numbers, and a 5 share. That was a wee bit better than Fox’s 0.9/4. 

CBS had Big Brother at 1.8, down 5% from last week, then episode two of drama Salvation at a flat 0.7. A Criminal Minds repeat filled out prime. 

On Fox, MasterChef went up 10% to 1.1 and The F Word With Gordon Ramsay climbed 17% to 0.7. 

NBC did a 0.6/3, as Little Big Shots: Forever Young slipped 11% to 0.8 and The Carmichael Show did a flat 0.7. Repeats of Carmichael and This Is Us finished out prime. 

ABC was at 0.6/2, the network showing repeated comedies, including The Goldbergs and Modern Family

The CW did a 0.2/1, with repeats of Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. 

Among Spanish-language networks, both Telemundo and Univision scored a 0.5/2. 

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.