8:35am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'SEAL Team' Hits Season High, 'Survivor' Leads
On Wednesday, CBS' SEAL Team recorded its best adults 18-49 rating since April, and ABC's Modern Family hit a season high in total viewers.
SEAL Team reached 1.0 among adults 18-49 for the first time this season, rising by 0.2 compared with a week ago. It last reached the 1.0 mark on April 11.The show's 6.54 million viewers were the most it's had since early February. This helped CBS to an across-the-board win in primetime along with the night-leading Survivor (1.5, even with last week) and Criminal Minds (0.8, +0.1).
In addition to Modern Family (1.4 in the 18-49 demo, 5.71 million viewers), The Goldbergs (5.29 million) and American Housewife (4.61 million) also drew their largest audiences of the season. The Goldbergs fell slightly in the demo to 1.1, while American Housewife (1.0) improved a bit, along with Single Parents (0.9). A Million Little Things matched last week's 0.7.
NBC aired holiday editions of Ellen's Game of Games (1.2) and Little Big Shots (0.8), followed by a rerun of its special A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy (0.4). Riverdale (0.4) and All American (0.2) were both steady on The CW.
CBS averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 for the night, beating out ABC's 1.0. NBC finished third at 0.8. Fox earned a 0.5 with reruns of Empire and Star, and The CW trailed at 0.3.