Wednesday Overnights: Midweek Game Shows Lead ABC to Modest Victory

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Household Rating/Share
ABC: 2.6/ 5, CBS: 2.5/ 5, NBC: 2.1/ 4, Fox: 1.9/ 4, CW: 0.6/ 1
-Change Versus the Year Ago Evening:
ABC: +44, NBC: +24, CBS: -19, Fox: -24, CW: -25
Ratings Breakdown:
“The Amazing Race” on CBS, which concludes for the season next week, topped this third Wednesday in June with a 3.4 rating/7 share in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. But it was ABC’s summer midweek combination of game shows “Press Your Luck” (#2: 3.0/ 5 at 8 p.m.), “Card Sharks” (#1: 2.5/ 4 at 9 p.m.) and “The Match Game” (#1: 2.4/ 4 at 10 p.m.) that led the evening. In other words, there was not much positive to report on this evening.
Elsewhere, “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot” on CBS dipped to a 2.2/ 4 (#2t) at 9 p.m. out of “The Amazing Race.” Fox’s combination of “Masterchef” (#3: 2.3/ 4 at 8 p.m.) and recent reality entry “First Responders Live” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 9 p.m.) could not compete. And soon-to-conclude “Jane the Virgin” on The CW scored a typical 0.6/ 1 (#5) at 9 p.m.
The only other original option was NBC drama “The InBetween” at a modest 2.0/ 4 (#2t) at 10 p.m.
What follows are the household overnights for Wednesday, June 19 by network and half-hour:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.2/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks”: 2.6/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot”: 2.2/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks”: 2.4/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot”: 2.2/ 4 (#2t)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#2t)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.4/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2t)
NBC – “The InBetween”: 2.0/ 4 (#2t)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.5/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “The InBetween”: 1.9/ 4 (#3)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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