TV Ratings: 'Modern Family' Hits Finale Low, 'Empire' Ends Season With Uptick

'Star' also improves a little with its season finale, giving Fox a win among adults 18-49 on Wednesday night.
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Modern Family closed out its next-to-last season with its lowest-rated finale to date Wednesday night.

The ABC comedy, which is headed into its final season in 2019-20, tied last week's series low in adults 18-49 with a 1.0 rating. The finales of The Goldbergs (1.1) and Schooled (0.9) were each up a bit week to week — and had their most watched episodes since mid-March and late January, respectively. Single Parents ended its first season with a 0.7, even with a week ago. Whiskey Cavalier slipped a little to 0.4.

Fox's Empire (1.2) and Star (1.0) also ended their seasons Wednesday. Both shows improved a little on their week-ago ratings en route to giving the network the lead for the night in the 18-49 demographic.

Survivor led the night in adults 18-49 with a 1.4 for CBS, on par with last week. The Amazing Race (0.8) and SEAL Team (0.6) declined by a tenth of a point each in the demo, though The Amazing Race was steady in total viewers at 4.5 million.

NBC had the two most watched shows of the night in Chicago Med (7.75 million viewers) and Chicago Fire (7.71 million). Chicago P.D. (6.34 million) ranked fourth behind Survivor's 7.23 million. Fire (1.0) and P.D. (0.9) were down slightly in adults 18-49, while Med was even at 1.0.

Riverdale and Jane the Virgin both drew 0.3s on The CW.

Fox's 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo led the broadcast networks. CBS and NBC tied for second at 1.0. ABC averaged 0.8, Telemundo 0.5, Univision 0.4 and The CW 0.3.

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