Basically, we are looking at a night here now where Survivor and Empire are tying for #1 with a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That’s a decent performance for both of those shows, but bad basically for the night as a whole that there are no major hits anywhere else. The ratings are lagging and there are a number of disappointments elsewhere.
Over on CBS, the biggest one has to be that SEAL Team and Criminal Minds posted only a 0.8 and then a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic for their premiere episodes. SEAL Team lost almost half of its lead-in, and that set up the 300th episode of Criminal Minds to not perform altogether well. Given that we had an hour here for a milestone episode for Criminal Minds (it was their 300th episode!), that does make us a little more concerned in whatever the future could be here.
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As for what’s happening elsewhere, A Million Little Things over on ABC is already proving itself to be a disappointment, as episode 2 generated only a 0.8. This marks a pretty steep decline from the premiere and the trajectory here is not altogether positive. This is a timeslot that the network has some trouble delivering on at the moment.
Is there any good news?
Well, over on NBC they have to be reasonably satisfied that the One Chicago crossover drew a 1.3 rating in the demo across the board! This shows that everyone who started watching the series were willing to stick with it the rest of the way through. The One Chicago family, next to the Survivor fandom, may be the most consistent viewing block on Wednesday night. We anticipate smaller drops for these shows all season and for all three to return for more.
(For those curious, CarterMatt has reviews for all of the crossover episodes, starting with Chicago Fire over here.)
What were you watching on Wednesday night, and are you worried already about the future of Criminal Minds and SEAL Team? Share right away in the comments. (Photo: CBS.)