TV Ratings: Steady 'Survivor' Finale Carries CBS to Demo Win

NBC's 'Chicago' shows, however, lead Wednesday's total-viewer rankings.
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The finale of Survivor: Edge of Extinction led CBS to the top spot among adults 18-49 in Wednesday's ratings, but NBC took the total-viewer crown in primetime.

Survivor closed its 38th season with a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 from 8-10:30 p.m. That's even with the long-running competition's fall edition and slightly ahead of the 1.4 for the spring 2018 finale. From 8-10 p.m., the show averaged 7.42 million viewers; numbers for the final half-hour weren't immediately available. The reunion show scored a 0.9 in adults 18-49 from 10:30-11 p.m.

NBC's Chicago Med and Chicago Fire finished in a dead heat for the night's most watched show, each drawing about 7.86 million viewers. Med (1.1) ticked up in adults 18-49, while Fire was steady at 1.0. Chicago P.D. also improved a bit in the demo to 1.0 and led its hour in viewers with 6.77 million.

Following a showing of Toy Story 2 (0.6), ABC's Whiskey Cavalier posted a 0.4 in adults 18-49, even with last week. Fox got a 0.5 from its special Masterchef Celebrity Family Showdown, while Paradise Hotel continued its slow start with a 0.3 and a scant 1.14 million viewers.

The season finale of Riverdale on The CW held at 0.3 in adults 18-49, but its 907,000 viewers were the most for the show in two months. Jane the Virgin ticked down to 0.2 in the demo.

CBS led the 18-49 rankings for the night with a 1.4 rating. NBC finished second at 1.0, followed by ABC at 0.6. Fox averaged 0.4 and The CW 0.3.  

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