In the latest TV show ratings, Fox’s MasterChef led the first Wednesday of the off-season in the demo, while CBS’ FBI: Most Wanted rerun copped the night’s largest audience.
FOX | With #OneChicago and Survivor now out of the way, MasterChef drew 2.2 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, up sharply from last week’s season opener. Week 2 of Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars (1.6 mil/0.3) similarly enjoyed gains.
THE CW | Nancy Drew returned to 420,000 total viewers and a 0.1 demo rating, improving on its average Season 3 audience (360K, airing Fridays opposite Magnum P.I., 20/20 and such); TVLine readers gave the final season premiere a grade of “A”; read post mortem. Riverdale (283K/0.1) in turn hit a season high in audience and also ticked up in the demo.
CBS | That aforementioned Most Wanted repeat delivered 3.6 million viewers.
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