Wednesday TV ratings: One Chicago up, Riverdale down

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Best Friend Magic" Episode 809 -- Pictured: Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Best Friend Magic" Episode 809 -- Pictured: Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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The One Chicago fall finales led to a spike in viewers. The same couldn’t be said for Riverdale. Here are the Wednesday TV ratings for Nov. 20.

It’s not all that surprising that the One Chicago shows were up in the TV ratings on Nov. 20. It was their fall finales, and those episodes always bring intense cliffhangers. Naturally, fans were going to tune in live.

They weren’t the only shows up in the TV ratings for the night. The majority of others were. Here’s a breakdown of the Wednesday TV ratings for Nov. 20.

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We’ll start with One Chicago Wednesday, with all three shows ticking up in the ratings. Once again, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire were on par for the best demos out of all scripted shows. It was Med that took the win in the total audience results, though. Fire was a tick behind, despite the larger boost.

Chicago PD won the timeslot, with the only show in the last hour to see an upward tick in both metrics. All three shows are likely safe for the new season unless the showrunners decide its time to end them.

CBS also had a good night, with both Survivor and SEAL Team ticking up in both metrics. SEAL Team‘s was the best in the demo, with a 16% boost. Sadly, the same couldn’t be said for SWAT. While the audience saw a healthy 21% boost, the demo was down 7% to a low of 0.5. This show is looking like it will be canceled.

THE MASKED SINGER: The Flower in the “Return of the Masks: Group D” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Oct. 9 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.© 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.
THE MASKED SINGER: The Flower in the “Return of the Masks: Group D” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Oct. 9 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.© 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. /

FOX’s The Masked Singer pulled in the best demo of the night, which isn’t surprising considering we’re getting so close to the end. As fans found out who was behind Flower, the show ticked up by 15% in the demo and 19% in the total audience. We already know there’s a third season, but these figures suggest the show will be renewed for Season 4 very soon.

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Sadly, FOX’s Wednesday scripted show is still in the firing line. Almost Family did see a small demo uptick and a 19% uptick in the total audience, but that 0.5 and 1.88 million viewers is still the lowest of all shows except the CW shows.

Speaking of The CW, Riverdale was the one with the bad news. It saw a 23% drop in the demo to 0.2 and a 7% drop in the total audience. In fact, the total audience is now just a tick over Nancy Drew‘s, which saw a 2% climb with a 25% climb in the demo. I do think both these shows are going to be renewed for the 2020-2021 season, though.

Nancy Drew — “The Tale of The Fallen Sea Queen” — Image Number: NCD107b_0177r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Kennedy McMann as Nancy and Leah Lewis as George — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Nancy Drew — “The Tale of The Fallen Sea Queen” — Image Number: NCD107b_0177r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Kennedy McMann as Nancy and Leah Lewis as George — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

Then there’s ABC, which had a mixed night. The Goldbergs held steady, which is nothing to worry about. All other shows dropped in at least one metric. Single Parents saw the worst demo drop, and I’m not sure this comedy will see a third season if these drops continue. Stumptown saw the worst audience drop of the entire night, losing 7% of its already-small audience. Unless the DVR ratings are great, the Cobie Smulders freshman series may not be coming back.

Check out the TV ratings for Nov. 20 to see how your favorite shows performed.

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