2:22pm PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: NBC's 'Chicago' Dramas Solid, NBA Draft Slips
NBC had three of the four most watched shows in primetime Wednesday with its trio of Chicago dramas, while The Masked Singer took the adults 18-49 crown for Fox. The NBA Draft, meanwhile, slipped to its lowest viewership in more than a decade.
Chicago Med (7.87 million viewers) and Chicago Fire (7.77 million) finished first and second among all viewers in primetime, and both improved over last week's premieres. They each drew a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. At 10 p.m., Chicago PD scored 6.38 million viewers (about even with last week) and a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo (down from 1.0).
The Masked Singer was up week to week in both adults 18-49 (1.7, the best mark of the night) and viewers (6.42 million). I Can See Your Voice (1.0, 3.76 million) also improved a little.
At ABC, the second season premiere of For Life came in low with a 0.4 in the demo and 1.96 million viewers, below its first-season averages of 0.55 in adults 18-49 and 2.45 million viewers. Comedies The Goldbergs (0.7, 3.72 million), American Housewife (0.6, 2.9 million), The Conners (0.6, 3.65 million) and Black-ish (0.4, 2.39 million) were steady or down slightly from their last airings two weeks ago.
CBS' Amazing Race averaged 3.54 million viewers and a 0.65 in the demo for back-to-back episodes, while SWAT remained low at 2.19 million viewers and a 0.3 in adults 18-49.
The NBA Draft averaged about 2.65 million viewers across ESPN and ESPNU from 8-11 p.m. ET. That's down about 16 percent from last year and the smallest audience for the draft since 2009. Additional coverage on ESPN from 11 p.m. to 12:24 a.m. ET drew just under 1 million viewers.
Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight was the most watched show on cable Wednesday with 4.49 million tuning in.
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Nov. 19, 3:28 p.m. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that NBA TV aired live coverage of the NBA Draft.