Wednesday TV ratings: Almost Family rebounds, SWAT falls

"Monster" - The SWAT team's efforts to provide security for a dangerous warlord are hampered by unknown assailants looking to assassinate him in Los Angeles before he is extradited by the International Criminal Court to answer for his crimes. Also, Hondo's father, Daniel Sr. (Obba Babatundé), tries to make amends to his mother, Charice (Debbie Allen), Street's foster brother Nate (Cory Hardrict) asks for his help with a corrupt boss, and Deacon reluctantly explores therapy for his daughter Lila (Amanda Lowe-Oadell), on S.W.A.T., Wednesday, Dec. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R): Amy Farrington as Lieutenant Detective Piper Lynch and Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson. Photo: Best Possible Screengrab/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
"Monster" - The SWAT team's efforts to provide security for a dangerous warlord are hampered by unknown assailants looking to assassinate him in Los Angeles before he is extradited by the International Criminal Court to answer for his crimes. Also, Hondo's father, Daniel Sr. (Obba Babatundé), tries to make amends to his mother, Charice (Debbie Allen), Street's foster brother Nate (Cory Hardrict) asks for his help with a corrupt boss, and Deacon reluctantly explores therapy for his daughter Lila (Amanda Lowe-Oadell), on S.W.A.T., Wednesday, Dec. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R): Amy Farrington as Lieutenant Detective Piper Lynch and Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson. Photo: Best Possible Screengrab/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /
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A number of fall finales aired on Dec. 11, along with a double-reveal episode of The Masked Singer. Here’s a look at the Wednesday TV ratings.

The TV ratings for Dec. 11 are in. It was a night of fall finales, double-reveals, and more. It’s time to break down how all your favorites faired.

FOX won the night with The Masked Singer, bouncing back from a drop in viewers for Tuesday’s special. The double-reveal saw both metrics up by 18%, winning the night in both with 6.85 million viewers and a 1.9 demo rating.

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Survivor wasn’t far behind in the audience, which remained relatively steady. However, the steady demo was just a 1.2 rating, so not enough to stand against the masked singing celebrities.

It was a good night for the majority of shows, with many airing their fall finales. Riverdale was up by 8% in the total audience and Nancy Drew increased by 10% to match Riverdale‘s audience. I don’t think there’s anything to worry about with the two shows.

ABC had mostly a positive night, with Modern Family up 11%, Single Parents up 20%, and Stumptown up 6% in their total audiences. All shows that aired on Dec. 11 remained steady in the demo and others saw just small dips in their audiences.

The biggest surprise has to be Almost Family, which jumped up 100% in the demo and 96% in the audience. This likely isn’t enough to help the series remain on the air, though, with the uptick likely from the success of The Masked Singer.

Now for the bad news. CBS was good for most of the night until SWAT. The Shemar Moore series has struggled considerably this year, and the fall finale saw a 14% fall in the demo and 8% fall in the total audience. It’s not a series low, but it is disappointing. I don’t think the scheduling is helping with the series and it could lead to cancellation in 2020.

Making It had a mixed night. While the demo was up 20% for the first hour, the finale dropped by 16%. The total audience also dropped in both hours, with the final hour dropping by 24%. It’s a shame, because the series is good but it’s not getting the traction it needs. I wonder if NBC will renew it to put on its streaming service.

Check out the Dec. 11 TV ratings to see how your shows performed.

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