At one point, Wednesday nights weren’t one of the busiest TV nights of the week in the TV landscape, but it’s certainly on the rise at the moment. After all, just look at some of last night’s numbers!
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Let’s kick things off here with Survivor: Edge of Extinction, which got off to a really good start that should make a lot of people happy. Overall, the CBS series drew in total a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and over 7.7 million viewers. That’s not too far off from Survivor: David vs. Goliath from the fall and then also Survivor: Ghost Island from the spring of last year. While the ratings have slowly declined over the years, it’s been mostly in reflection of the larger TV industry — it still is one of the most dominant series of its kind and were it not for a pop-culture smash in The Masked Singer, it would have easily been the #1 show of the night.
Speaking of The Masked Singer, last night’s episode drew a whopping 2.6 and over 8 million viewers — some of its best ratings since the show’s premiere. We know that there’s a season 2 renewal already, but this just helps further to set the stage for whatever the show wants to do next. There’s actually a lot of pressure now on Fox to ensure that they don’t do anything to tamper with what is clearly a golden goose for them — they don’t want to over-saturate the market, but they also don’t want to wait too long to bring it back. Meanwhile, they’re going to have to contend with a much more difficult production with people eager to capitalize on spoilers — something that was less significant during the filming of season 1.
Great news for One Chicago
Just in case you needed another reminder that the Wednesday lineup is a hit, here it is — last night’s trio of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD drew a 1.3, a 1.3, and a 1.4 rating in the demo. For Chicago PD, this is its best performance of the season and it’s somewhat-remarkable that it was able to be higher in the numbers then Chicago Fire, especially with it being the second half of the crossover.
Bad news for The World’s Best
With only a 0.7 and a 0.6 rating for its two separate hours, we’re not sure we envision this talent competition coming back at the moment – which is a real shame since this is a really great show. Consider this a reminder that these talent shows are not easy to pull off.
What did you watch on primetime TV on Wednesday night? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the comments. (Photo: CBS.)