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Wednesday TV Ratings, 11/8/17: CMA Awards Up from 2016, Criminal Minds & Chicago PD Fractional (UPDATED)

While ABC had a wonderful Wednesday, CBS and NBC certainly did not. Three of their shows arrived in Fractionland for the first time. NBC had Law & Order: SVU at 9 down a tenth to 1.1, surrounded by fractional Blacklist and Chicago PD. PD was down two tenths from its latest episode, while Blacklist was steady. On CBS, Survivor kicked off the night at 1.6, leading into fractional outings from SEAL Team and Criminal Minds. It's an especially bad performance for SEAL Team, which not only had a larger lead-in, but also had 0.9/0.8 halves, meaning it's not even a high 0.9 that Criminal Minds may have. Either way, this isn't promising for either, as Minds is even yty with midseason-bound Code Black, which isn't exactly known as a hit. On Fox, Empire returned steady, though Star was down. Neither is doing particularly great, with both at or near last season's lows, but they're still doing well enough to put this lineup in Fox's "success" column for now. On the CW, Riverdale shed a tenth, while Dynasty remained at last week's pitiful 0.2. Riverdale isn't anywhere near its amazing premiere rating, but that doesn't make the recently-extended Dynasty look any better. ABC was the undeniable winner of the night with a strong 3.2 for the CMA Awards. This is up from last year, which is incredible, especially considering the Alphabet's luck with recent award shows.

Finals Update: Everything held its preliminary ratings.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PM51st Annual CMA Awards3.2/1214.29ABC

Empire1.8/75.41Fox

Survivor1.6/67.73CBS

The Blacklist0.9/34.99NBC

Riverdale0.5/21.49The CW
9 PMStar1.2/43.79Fox

Law & Order: SVU1.1/44.89NBC

SEAL Team0.9/36.17CBS

Dynasty0.2/10.72The CW
10 PMChicago PD0.9/45.14NBC

Criminal Minds0.9/45.47CBS