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TV Ratings: CBS’ ‘Survivor,’ ABC’s ‘Designated Survivor’ Top Wednesday

Variety logo Variety 4/20/2017 Cynthia Littleton
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Wednesday was a good night for shows with “Survivor” in the title, and a slow night for everything else in primetime.

CBS led the pack with a two-hour installment of “Survivor: Game Changers” that grabbed 7.8 million viewers and a 1.7 in adults 18-49 from 8-10 p.m., per Nielsen’s live-same-day ratings. The veteran realty series was the most-watched program of the night, by far.

At 10 p.m., ABC’s freshman drama “Designated Survivor” (5.1 million, 0.9) impressed by jumping from a soft lead-in, 9:30 p.m.’s “Blackish” repeat (3.5 million, 0.8). That was enough for ABC to elbow past CBS’ “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (4.8 million, 0.8), despite the lead-in advantage.

NBC and CW were in repeats for the night. Fox aired a fresh seg of “Shots Fired” (3.2 million, 0.8), followed by an “Empire” encore.

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