TV Ratings Wednesday, May 3: Modern Family Falls, Black-ish Down for Backdoor Pilot (UPDATED)

Finals update: It seems that 9:00 shows were the most prone to adjustments this week, with 3 going up and 1 going down, and only 1 adjustment fro a show at a different hour. Modern Family adjusted up a tenth to 1.7. It is still down two tenths from its last episode, and at a new low, but now it isn't as drastic. Criminal Minds also adjusted up a tenth, it to a 1.5, making its week-to-week improvement even stronger. Empire joined the upward adjustment train as well, going up a tenth to 1.9. It's still a low, but only a two-tenth drop week-to-week now. Chicago PD was the one non-9:00 show to adjust, going up a tenth to 1.2, which makes it even with last week's rating. The one piece of bad news in these adjustments was for The 100, which adjusted down a tenth to 0.3, making it even with last week.

The table reflects the changes, while the analysis below remains unchanged.

Final ratings for Wednesday, May 3rd 2017:

Show (Network)
A18-49 Rating
The Goldbergs (ABC)

Survivor (CBS)

Arrow (CW)

Shots Fired (FOX)

Blindspot (NBC)

Speechless (ABC)

Modern Family (ABC)

Criminal Minds (CBS)

The 100 (CW)

Empire (FOX)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

Black-ish (ABC)

Designated Survivor (ABC)

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS)

Chicago PD (NBC)

On ABC, Modern Family returned to a 1.6, down from the 1.9 it rated when it last aired four weeks ago, and a new low. Black-ish aired the backdoor pilot for its potential spin-off Liberal Arts last night. It was down from the 1.3 it got in the 9:30 episode last week, with a 1.2. Earlier in the night, The Goldbergs was even with a 1.4, and Speechless earned a 1.2, also even with last week. And at 10:00, Designated Survivor was down from last week's 1.1 with a 0.9.

On FOX, Shots Fired was even compared to the 0.8s it has received for the past two weeks. It was followed by Empire, which was down from last week's 2.1 with a 1.8, falling beneath 2.0 for the first time.

CBS and NBC had their typical procedural-focused Wednesday line-ups. CBS's Criminal Minds franchise took up two-thirds of their night, with Criminal Minds earning a 1.4, up from last week's 1.3, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders scoring a 0.9, up from last week's 0.8. They were preceded by Survivor, which was at a 1.8 this week, even with last week. NBC started the night off with bubble drama Blindspot, even this week at a 0.9. This was followed by two Dick Wolf dramas, first Law & Order: SVU, down from last week's 1.1 with a 1.0, and then Chicago PD, down from last week's 1.2 with a 1.1.

On the CW, Arrow was even and The 100 was up this week. Arrow scored a 0.5, while The 100 scored a 0.4. They were at 0.5 and 0.3 last week, respectively.

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