9:06am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Survivor' Finale Tops Otherwise Silent Night
Have you left for your holiday break yet? Your broadcast networks certainly have.
Wednesday night, just two days before the start of the holiday weekend, was packed with sleepy repeats, previously aired holiday specials and three full hours of scantily clad schemers hanging out around a bonfire. (That's what Survivor is, right?)
CBS' Survivor finale was the only show in town last night, and it easily topped every other effort by all measures. The two-hour finale took a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.7 million viewers, modest gains from the previous week's episode. At 10 p.m., CBS followed it up with a post show that proved a somewhat smaller draw, with a 1.6 rating in the key demo and 7.3 million viewers.
This is normally where you'd see an "Elsewhere…" But that really was it.