American Crime Ratings

Ratings: American Crime, black-ish Rise

The antepenultimate episode of ABC’s American Crime Season 2 drew 3.5 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating this Wednesday, up 10 percent and a tenth week-to-week.

Leading into that, a powerful installment of black-ish did 6.2 mil and a 1.9, up 9 percent and a tenth. TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “B+.”

Opening ABC’s night, The Middle (7.3 mil/1.9) was flat, Goldbergs (6.4 mil/1.9) ticked down and Modern Family (8 mil/2.5) inched up a tenth.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

THE CW | Arrow (2.7 mil/1.0) rose 11 percent and a tenth, while Supernatural (1.9 mil/0.7) ticked down.

NBC | Part 1 of Mysteries of Laura‘s Season 2 finale was steady with 6.7 mil and a 1.0. SVU (6.6 mil/1.5) slipped 14 percent and two tenths, while Chicago P.D. (7 mil/1.6) was flat.

CBS | Survivor (8.6 mil/2.0) was up a tenth from its opener, Criminal Minds (8.8 mil/1.8) was steady and Code Black‘s freshman finale (6.9 mil/1.2, average grade of “B+”) grew 15 and 20 percent.

FOX | American Idol (8.9 mil/2.1) inched up 8 percent and a tenth week-to-week.

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18 Comments
  1. Matt says:

    I think that was Code Black’s series finale. More chance of Trump joining a monastery than there is of CBS picking up another season.

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    Code Black may get renewed soon if there’s a chance that Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders breaks out in the 10 pm Wednesday night time slot starting March 16th.

  3. Jackie Jacks says:

    ABC-TV has the best Soap Opera, General Hospital, and by far the best family sitcoms, everyone is super from the Middle {Fave on the Mid—Sue, love her cute new Bob for College}, to Blackish {fave on Blackish; the Adorable Twins}, & also including: Fresh Off the Boat, Dr. Ken, The Goldbergs, The Emmy winning Modern Family {fave on MF—Lilly} and Tim’s Last Man Standing! American Crime—is quite JUICY, and always a fan of Nashville!

  4. Tori Coop says:

    Notice SVU can’t do crap when new episodes of Criminal Minds is on. Warren Leight & Co. at SVU can brag when they’re doing ~ok against repeats but can’t keep it up against new episodes.

  5. kmw says:

    The Middle may have stayed flat but a 1.9 for them especially going up against Survivor and Idol is still pretty good. Nice that American Crime went up a little.

    • misery chick says:

      Yes, very nice that American Crime went up a little. I hope and pray that the amazing reviews & improving ratings will help secure a third season renewal…there’s NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT ON TV!!

  6. Tracee says:

    Awesome news for blackish! Last night’s episode balanced serious subject matter with humor very well.

  7. bj says:

    Glad to see Code Black rose in the finale. It’s really a great show.

  8. Sja says:

    Abc needs to up its marketing and publicity for American Crime. Its one of the best shows no one knows about

  9. D. says:

    I’m gonna miss American Crime so bad, can’t believe next week there’s already the finale.

  10. Rjrtist says:

    Kudos to all the actors, writing and direction on American Crime. It’s nice not knowing in what direction a storyline is going. I love when dialogue overlaps, example Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman in the basketball gym lastnight. Well done.

    • KLS says:

      Agreed, about the overlapping dialogue. It was very realistic, especially when one person is defending themselves. I really like this show and am surprised by it every week.

  11. JM says:

    So happy for American Crime, the best show on TV right now. Each week I anxiously wait for the next episode–it is so good. And the message is so important. People really should be watching this amazing show.

  12. Ethel says:

    American Crime is the best show on TV right now. Far better than last season. Timothy Hutton is awesome in this show but the stars are Connor Jessup and the woman playing his mother(sorry, I don’t know her name), Hoping it is renewed for a third season with several of the same cast members returning as they did this year.