TV Ratings: Survivor Down vs. Year-Ago Opener, But Outdraws Masked Singer

TV Ratings Survivor Winners War

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ Survivor opened its “Winners at War” Season 40 with 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, down about 25 percent in the demo from its past few winter premieres, while on par with its traditionally lower-rated fall opener (6.3 mil/1.3) and drawing a larger crowd than Fox’s Masked Singer during the 8 o’clock hour (7.2 mil vs. 6.6 mil).

TVLine readers gave Survivor‘s two-hour kickoff an average grade of “A” (read in-depth recap).

Leading out of that, Criminal Minds (4 mil/0.6) copped its second-lowest numbers of its farewell season, with its antepenultimate hour.


FOX | The Masked Singer (6.6 mil/1.8) slipped two tenths in the demo yet still dominated the night in that measure. LEGO Masters (3.6 mil/1.2) fell 25 percent in Week 2 yet is still crushing Almost Family‘s fall high (2.7 mil/0.7) in the primo time slot.

THE CW | Riverdale (680K/0.2) was steady.

NBC | Chicago Med (8.1 mil/1.1) and Fire (8.2 mil/1.1) were steady in the demo, with the latter drawing Wednesday’s largest audience. P.D. (7 mil/1.0) dipped in the demo.

ABC | Famille Moderne (3,7 mil/0,9) and Single Parents (2.5 mil/0.6) ticked up, Schooled (2.9 mil/0.7) and Stumptown (2.4 mil/0.4) were steady, and The Goldbergs (3.9 mil/0.8) dipped.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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