TV Ratings: 'Goldbergs,' 'SEAL Team' Lead Quiet Evening

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Wednesday night was not a great one for linear TV.

With the night's usual leaders, NBC's three Chicago shows, airing reruns, no primetime show on broadcast or cable managed to get above a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49, and only one show got above 4 million total viewers. ABC's The Goldbergs owns the 18-49 figure, and the most watched title goes to CBS' SEAL Team with 4.16 million viewers.

Everything that aired Wednesday night will grow its audience via delayed viewing and streaming, but the starting point for most shows is pretty low.

The Goldbergs averaged 3.5 million viewers along with its 0.6 demo rating; both were off a little week to week. American Housewife (2.73 million, 0.51), The Conners (3.56 million, 0.56) and Call Your Mother (2.39 million, 0.39) also declined.

SEAL Team's total audience grew by about 380,000 people compared to its last episode two weeks ago; Tough as Nails (3.47 million) and SWAT (3.62 million) also improved. The latter also rose a little in adults 18-49 to 0.45, although Tough as Nails (0.45) and SEAL Team (0.48) declined slightly.

Two episodes of Name That Tune on Fox averaged 2.69 million viewers and scored 0.56 and 0.59 ratings in the 18-49 demo, in line with last week. The CW joined NBC in airing repeats.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show was the most watched show on cable with 3.48 million viewers, topping Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.17 million) on Fox News. MTV's The Challenge: Double Agents topped the 18-49 rankings on cable with a 0.53 — more than three fourths of its total audience of 887,000 fell within that age range.

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