Lethal Weapon Ratings

Wednesday Ratings: Lethal Weapon, Star Rise With Freshman Finales

Fox’s already-renewed Lethal Weapon wrapped its freshman run on Wednesday night with 5.8 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating (per TVByTheNumbers), steady in audience while rising a tenth in the demo week-to-week.

Leading out of that, Star (4.1 mil/1.3) also ticked up with its finale, and will be back for Season 2 — though with a new showrunner.

Over on CBS, Survivor (7.8 mil/1.7) and Criminal Minds (7.3 mil/1.3) both added viewers while steady in the demo. Beyond Borders (5.4 mil/0.9) matched last week’s two-hour opener.

The CW’s Arrow (1.6 mil/0.5) dipped to match its series low in the demo, while The 100 (1.1 mil/0.4) was steady.

ABC’s Designated Survivor (5.7 mil/1.3) matched its midseason premiere, while a steady Modern Family (6 mil/1.9) topped the night in the demo. The Goldbergs (1.5) and Speechless (1.3) each slipped two tenths in the demo, while black-ish (1.5) rose a tenth.

NBC’s The Voice repeat (7.6 mil/1.6) drew Wednesday’s second-largest audience while placing third in the demo.

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  1. Brian says:

    Good for Star. This show ended up being surprisingly good. Glad I stuck with it.

  2. GraceM says:

    Looks like both The Flash and Arrow have lost viewers this past season. It’ll be interesting to see how Legends is doing. Hopefully these shows can bounce back next season.

  3. N says:

    What happened to the middle?

  4. Billy meacham says:

    Really like star. Glad it was renewed same for lethal weapon.

  5. kmw says:

    Wed was a better night for shows especially on FOX. Glad that LW rose.

  6. The Beach says:

    Hey Matt, do you ever show ratings for Hap and Leonard on Sundance? I’m afraid it’s the best show no one is watching. Season 1 was great and Season 2 just had its first episode (I’m missing Christina Hendricks already).

  7. Abby says:

    Sigh. Really pulling for CMBB, but I’m not optimistic. Hopefully it’ll tick up at some point. Maybe some people still don’t know it’s back? Or maybe it IS dead in the water. :(

    • Angela says:

      I think holding off on airing its second season until midseason instead of just having it air last fall, along with a lack of a definitive start date and barely any promotion when it was announced it’d replace “Doubt” really didn’t help matters. Hard for anyone who is interested in watching to really keep track.
      I am glad that original “Criminal Minds” remained steady in the ratings, though. Hope that trend continues.

  8. Christopher l says:

    Love the series of lethal weapon first time watching it love it