TV Ratings: Survivor: Winners at War Finale Delivers 5-Season Highs

Tv Ratings Survivor Winners War

Survivor‘s war between winners wound down on Wednesday night before 8 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating — the stalwart CBS series’ best numbers for a finale since Season 35.

TVLine readers gave the finale an average grade of “B+,” while Season 40 as a whole earned an “A-.” (Read recap.)


FOX | Opposite Survivor, The Masked Singer (7 mil/1.8, read recap and castoff Q&A) dropped just a few eyeballs while steady (and leading Wednesday) in the demo. This week’s aftershow (3.9 mil/0.9) was steady.

ABC | Of the Wednesday sitcoms all awaiting renew/cancel decisions, The Goldbergs (4.2 mil/0.8) was steady, while Schooled (3.3 mil/0.7), American Housewife (3.1 mil/0.6) and Single Parents (2.3 mil/0.5, TVLine reader grade “A”) ticked up with their own finales.

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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