‘Survivor’ Finale Nabs Ratings Demo Win; ‘Chicago Fire’ Tops Total Viewers

The season finale of CBS’ Survivor: Edge of Extinction (1.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, 7.21 million viewers) came in tops in the demo on Wednesday night.

NBC’s Chicago Fire (1.0, 7.86M) ranked No. 1 in total viewers, followed closely by Chicago Med (1.1, 7.86M).

In the demo, Survivor inched up a tenth relative to its spring wrapper’s franchise low last year. In total viewers, Wednesday’s wrap-up is 97,000 from last spring’s finale low. But Wednesday night’s finale ended about a minute before 10:30 PM ET, and taking out that minute of Reunion ratings is likely to notch up Survivor’s stats.

In its 9 PM slot premiere, Fox’s Paradise Hotel (0.3, 1.14M) continued to lose customers. The series dropped to a lowest-yet 0.3 rating after opening with a 0.5 from 8-10 PM last Thursday, then slipping to a 0.4 at Monday from 9-10 PM. Hotel hung on to just 60% of its lead-in from a repeat MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, Part 1 (0.5, 2.06M). The franchise’s regular Junior iteration had not dropped below 0.7.

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ABC’s 10 PM just-canceled rookie Whiskey Cavalier (0.4, 2.49M) slipped back to equal its demo low to date.

The CW’s Riverdale third-season finale (0.3, 907K) came in a tenth shy of last year’s wrapper in the same slot. After which, Jane the Virgin (0.2, 640K) tumbled back to its demo season low.

CBS (1.4, 6.79M) led the night in the demo, NBC (1.0, 7.50M) in total viewers. Following, not closely, were ABC (0.6, 2.38M) Fox (0.4, 1.60M) and CW (0.3, 774K).

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