Tuesday Ratings: No Lift for ‘Survivor’ Finale

Survivor Finale Ratings CBS

On a ho-hum night for primetime overall, CBS saw a lackluster turnout Wednesday for the finale of “Survivor.”

The two-hour closer for the 29th edition of the reality stalwart, this time set in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, delivered a 2.4 rating/8 share and 9.7 million viewers from 8-10 p.m., according to preliminary Nielsens. That was essentially unchanged from the previous week’s installment.

On Fox, the 9 p.m. finale of “Hell’s Kitchen” (1.3/4, 3.6 mil) was also nothing to shout about and in fact lower in the demo than Tuesday’s “MasterChef Jr.” finale.

Reruns and holiday specials dominated the rest of the primetime sked. NBC’s 8 p.m. “Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York” special (1.3/4, 7.4 mil) was up a few ticks from last year’s edition, a sign of the Peacock’s overall improving health.

Even with “Survivor” hitting a new low for a finale seg, CBS easily took the night.

Nightly averages, 18-49: CBS (2.2/7), ABC (1.3/4), Fox (1.3/4), NBC (1.3/4), CW (0.5/2)

Nightly averages, total viewers: CBS (9.1 mil), NBC (5.8 mil), ABC (4.8 mil) Fox (3.6 mil), CW (1.6 mil)

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  1. pol says:

    Well, to be fair Survivor is approaching the 30th season, and yet the ratings are consistent with almost 10 million for the finale. Other shows will be lucky to have that kind of fan base. Not to mention it’s cheaper.

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