Primetime Ratings Wednesday: NBC Thrives on ‘Chicago’ Shows

Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead and Tehmina Sunny as Dr. Sabeena Virani in NBC's 'Chicago Med'
(Image credit: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

NBC had the top score in Wednesday prime ratings, as its Chicago dramas paved the way to the win. NBC averaged a 0.9 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. In second was Fox at 0.5/3. 

Chicago Med got a 1.0 on NBC and Chicago Fire a 0.9, then Chicago P.D. a 0.8. Med went up a tenth, Fire was flat and P.D. lost a tenth. 

On Fox, The Masked Dancer scored a flat 0.5 and Name That Tune lost 33% for a 0.4.

ABC rated a 0.4/3. The Goldbergs, American Housewife and The Conners all posted a 0.5. Goldbergs and Conners were flat and Housewife picked up a tenth. Kyra Sedgwick comedy Call Your Mother and drama For Life both got a 0.3, Mother losing a tenth and For Life staying level with last week.  

CBS, Telemundo and Univision all rated a 0.3/2. CBS had Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2021 at 0.6 and then reruns of SEAL Team and SWAT

Telemundo had Exatlon Estados Unidos down 33% to 0.2 and La Suerte de Loli and Buscando a Frida both at 0.3, La Suerte down a tenth and Buscando staying flat. 

On Univision, Vencer El Desamor dropped 20% to 0.4. Imperio de Mentiras and Dulce Ambicion both got a level 0.3. 

The CW rated a 0.1/1. Riverdale and Nancy Drew both got a flat 0.1.

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.