Ratings: Designated Survivor Ticks Up Again, While ABC Sitcoms Go Low

Designated Survivor Ratings

Designated Survivor‘s reveal of “the White House traitor” on Wednesday night drew 5.1 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating (per finals), marking its second straight uptick in the demo (if the numbers hold in finals).

On ABC’s sitcom front, The Goldbergs (5.2 mil/1.4) and Speechless (4.5 mil/1.2) each slipped two tenths in the demo to series lows, while the first episode of black-ish (4.4 mil/1.2, 4.2 mil/1.3) matched its series low in the demo.

Over on The CW, Arrow (1.36 mil/0.5) and The 100 (810/0.3) returned steady in the demo while dipping to their smallest audiences ever.


CBS | Survivor (8.5 mil/1.8) hit a season high in audience while rising a tenth in the demo. Criminal Minds (6.9 mil/1.3) and Beyond Borders (4.6 mil/0.8) were steady.

FOX | Shots Fired (3.3 mil/0.8) was steady, while Empire (6.3 mil/2.1) dipped to new series lows (yet still easily led the night in the demo).

NBC | Bubble drama Blindspot (4.3 mil/0.9) held steady, while SVU (5.2 mil/1.1) and Chicago PD (6.3 mil/1.2) each dipped a tenth to tie their demo lows.

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