‘Survivor’ Leads CBS to Wednesday Ratings Win

Dec 2, 2010  •  Post A Comment

CBS’s "Survivor: Nicaragua" was the top-rated show on a generally sluggish Wednesday night, and CBS came out as the overall winner, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

CBS won the 18-49 demo for the night with an average rating of 2.5, followed by Fox (2.1) and NBC (2.0), with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision (1.7) beating out ABC’s lineup of mostly reruns (1.5).

In total viewers it was also CBS on top, with an average for the night of 8.8 million, ahead of NBC (7.7 million), Fox (5.8 million), ABC (5.1 million) and Univision (4.2 million).

At 8 p.m. "Survivor" averaged a 3.55 in the 18-49 demo for the hour. Fox’s "Human Target" averaged a 1.6 in the same demo for the hour, and CW’s "America’s Next Top Model" had a mean score of 1.5 in the 18-49, beating NBC’s "Undercovers," which logged a 1.35 average in the same demo.

The 9 p.m. hour saw a close battle between Fox’s "Hell’s Kitchen" (2.55 rating in the 18-49 demo for the hour) and NBC’s "Law & Order: SVU" (2.45). CW’s "Hellcats" collected a mean score of 0.8 in the 18-49 in the time period.

NBC’s "Law & Order: LA" at 10 p.m. featured a Tiger Woods-esque ripped-from-the-headlines story and managed a time slot-winning 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic for the hour, up against CBS’s "The Grammy Nominations Concert," which had a 1.7 average in that same demo. A fresh "The Whole Truth" on ABC averaged a 0.9 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

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