8:26am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Survivor' Finale Tops Previous Season
The finale of Survivor: David vs. Goliath pulled in ratings on par with its season average Wednesday and finished a little ahead of the spring cycle's final episode.
The CBS competition came up short of its fall 2017 finale.
David vs. Goliath averaged a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.72 million viewers from 8-10 p.m. That's even with a week ago and up slightly from Survivor's spring 2018 finale (1.4, 7.31 million). The season 35 closer delivered a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo and 8.7 million viewers a year ago.
Those numbers, along with the 1.2 in adults 18-49 and 6.15 million viewers for the reunion show, are subject to change some, as the finale extended into the 10 o'clock hour.
The Survivor finale was the only original programming on the broadcast networks Wednesday night. The next-best demo ratings were 0.7s for a pair of specials on ABC: Olaf's Frozen Adventure and Shrek the Halls. Nothing else got above a 0.6.
CBS drew a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo for the whole of primetime, more than double the 0.6 for second-place ABC. NBC came in third with a 0.5, followed by Fox at 0.4 and The CW at 0.2.