8:35am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Masked Singer' Returns Down, Still Leads
The Masked Singer's return from two weeks off for the World Series brought lower ratings than its last outing, but it still led Wednesday's 18-49 ratings by a sizable margin.
Fox aired two episodes of its unscripted hit in primetime, each one scoring a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49. That ties the show's lowest same-day mark to date, but it was also 54 percent higher than the next-best show in the 18-49 demographic, CBS' Survivor (1.3). (The Masked Singer also gets a good-sized bump in delayed viewing, growing by a full point after seven days.) The two episodes averaged 7.1 million viewers.
NBC's Chicago Med was Wednesday's most watched primetime show with 8.03 million viewers, its second-largest audience of the season behind a crossover installment on Oct. 16. It scored a 1.1 in adults 18-49. Chicago Fire finished second in viewers with 7.64 million, along with a 1.0 in the 18-49 demographic. Chicago P.D. finished at 6.44 million and 1.0.
Survivor's 1.3 in adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers are both up week to week on CBS. SEAL Team (0.6, 4.52 million) and SWAT (0.5, 3.84 million) are even in adults 18-49 and up a little in viewers. (SWAT also ranks high in delayed viewing, doubling its 18-49 rating and almost doubling its total audience after a week.)
ABC's comedies were all fairly steady: Modern Family ticked down in adults 18-49 to 0.9, but The Goldbergs (0.9), Schooled (0.7) and Single Parents (0.6) all matched last week's ratings. Stumptown (0.5) was also steady; the rookie drama will likely more than double its demo rating and its total viewership of 2.83 million after a week, based on its performance so far.
The CW got 0.2s from both Riverdale and Nancy Drew, the latter improving by a tenth of a point over last week.
Fox's 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 led primetime on the broadcast networks, finishing a point ahead of NBC's 1.0. CBS (0.8) edged out ABC (0.7) for third place. The CW trailed at 0.2.
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