TV Ratings: NBC's 'Chicago' Dramas Solid, NBA Draft Slips

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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.