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)