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Primetime Ratings Wednesday: Fox on Top With 'MasterChef' Return

MasterChef: Legends on Fox
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Fox won the Wednesday ratings race, as the season starter for MasterChef led Fox to a 0.5 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. Just behind were ABC and Univision at 0.4/3. 

The new season, known as MasterChef: Legends, opener scored a 0.6. Crime Scene Kitchen lost 43% from its premiere, when it had The Masked Singer finale leading in, for a 0.4.

ABC had Press Your Luck and The $100,000 Pyramid both up a tenth for a 0.5. A Million Little Things posted a flat 0.3. 

On Univision, it was Diseñando Tu Amor and Si Nos Dejan at 0.4, Diseñando up a tenth and Si Nos Dejan level with its premiere. La Hija Del Embajador posted a flat 0.3. 

CBS and NBC both earned a 0.3/2. CBS had Kids Say the Darndest Things at a flat 0.4 and SWAT reruns. 

On NBC, it was Chicago repeats across prime after the shows had their finales last week. 

Telemundo posted a 0.2/2. Exatlón Estados Unidos and La Suerte De Loli both lost a tenth for a 0.2 apiece. Café Con Aroma De Mujer stayed flat at 0.2. 

The CW had a 0.1/1. Kung Fu scored a 0.1, as did the Nancy Drew season finale. Both stayed level. 

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.