Wednesday TV ratings: The World’s Best continues to fall, Whiskey Cavalier low-ish start [Feb. 27]

Whiskey Cavalier debuted last night to a middle-of-the-line start in the Wednesday TV ratings. Meanwhile, The World’s Best continues to fall.

Feb. 27 wasn’t a great night for TV ratings. CBS came in last out of the Big 4 networks with The World’s Best, most networks saw decreases in the ratings, and Whiskey Cavalier got off to a low-ish start. Here’s a look at the Wednesday TV ratings.

Let’s be honest. The World’s Best likely isn’t getting a second season renewal. Whether it’s the setup or just the fact that there are too many shows like it on TV now, viewers aren’t interested. The series saw another drop in the ratings this week, with the second hour dropping further to the lowest ratings in the timeslot across the networks. In fact, CBS came in last among the Big 4 networks in the 9 p.m. slot.

Could we have SEAL Team back already, please? The World’s Best is at a series low point of 0.4 in the demo and 2.558 million overall.

And CBS didn’t start off all that strong. Survivor: Edge of Extinction saw a 7% decrease in the demo (to 1.5) and an 8% decrease in the overall audience to 7.06 million. The demo was the second best of the timeslot (behind The Masked Singer) and the total audience was third best (behind The Masked Singer and Chicago Med). This isn’t dangerously low but something for CBS to consider about its reality shows.

Most networks saw a decrease in the ratings across the board. NBC’s freshly renewed One Chicago lineup each saw dips. Chicago PD was expectedly the worst after seeing a large increase of Chicago Fire fans wanting to know the conclusion to the two-hour crossover.

The only show to see a huge increase was The Masked Singer. The second-hour slot was the finale, with the winner revealed, so naturally, it was going to see an uptick. I’m not sure anyone expected the huge uptick that it did see. It was up 38% in the demo to a whopping 3.6 and up 33% in the total audience to 11.45 million from the first hour of the night.

The ratings for the show, which has already been renewed, were a series high. Maybe FOX has found its secret sauce in an unscripted singing competition with a twist.

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All American was the only other show to see an increase in the Wednesday TV ratings. The demo jumped by 11% to 0.2 and the total audience jumped by 7% to 0.62 million. Considering it returned after a three-week break, it’s good to see that audiences were tuning in. However, it’s still likely not enough to save the show.

Whiskey Cavalier was the show to debut. ABC put it in the 10 p.m. slot up against Chicago PD and The World’s Best. It’s going to be interesting to see how it does up against SEAL Team when that returns in its new timeslot in a couple of weeks, but for now, it’s got some time to gain ground. The series debuted with 4.10 million viewers and 0.7 in the demo, which is on the low-ish side but beats CBS right now.

Compared to previous ABC shows that debuted midseason, it’s hit and miss whether this is good enough. Shondaland’s For the People had a lower average and was renewed, but many other shows with a higher average have been canceled. We’ll have to wait and see how well the show does next week, as there’s usually a drop for a couple of weeks before a new show steadies.

Check out the full Wednesday TV ratings.

What did you watch on Wednesday night? What did you think of Whiskey Cavalier? What do you think of the Wednesday TV ratings? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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