Wednesday TV Ratings 9/9/20: 48 Hours: Suspicion Starts Far Lower Than Previous Tiger King Special,, Big Brother Rises (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Following in the footsteps of Fox's TMZ special (that garnered a robust 1.0 rating), CBS decided to cash in on the 'Tiger King' hysteria with a special of their own in the form of '48 Hours: Suspicion' (0.3). The '48 Hours' outing debuted in pretty feeble territory, losing a tenth from a stable 'Love Island' (0.4) before it. While the Fox special had a much stronger lead-in (1.5), this is still a pretty unsatisfactory result that may signal the hype for the Netflix series has died down. CBS started the night with longtime juggernaut 'Big Brother' (1.0), the series lost a tenth from its last Wednesday episode but rose from its Sunday airing. 

NBC's own powerhouse 'America's Got Talent' (0.6) couldn't hold a candle to CBS's 8pm effort but at least held stable with its last installment. It led into a very low-rated 'Inspire Change' special (0.2) and a 'Chicago Fire' repeat (0.2). Fox managed to beat out the peacock network's encores with a duo of 'MasterChef' repeats (0.4/0.4). ABC fell behind them with a set of six comedy repeats (0.4/0.3/0.3/0.3/0.3/0.2). The CW gained a tick with 'The 100' (0.2) but was frozen at 0.1 with 'Coroner'. 

Finals Update: Big Brother (+0.1) and 48 Hours: Suspicion (+0.1) adjusted up.

18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMBig Brother1.1/74.08CBS

America's Got Talent0.6/55.50NBC

The Goldbergs (R)0.4/32.20ABC

MasterChef (R)0.4/31.49Fox

The 1000.2/10.59The CW
8:30 PMBlackish (R)0.3/21.56ABC
9 PMLove Island0.4/21.66CBS

MasterChef (R)0.4/31.59Fox

The Conners (R)0.3/21.85ABC

Inspire Change0.2/11.30NBC

Coroner0.1/10.90The CW
9:30 PMAmerican Housewife (R)0.3/21.53ABC
10 PM48 Hours: Suspicion (Series Premiere)0.4/32.53CBS

The Goldbergs (R)0.3/21.27ABC

Chicago Med (R)0.2/11.57NBC
10:30 PMThe Conners (R)0.2/21.21ABC

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