Wednesday TV Ratings 6/23/21: Card Sharks and In The Dark Returns Tie Previous Averages, The Blacklist Finale Hits Series Low, MasterChef Easily Leads (UPDATED)


Preliminary Analysis: On a night with a handful of premieres and finales, NBC's 'The Blacklist' (0.2) found itself hitting a new series low for its season eight closer. The longtime drama was a tenth shy of last week's rating and a tenth behind its lead-in, 2017 DreamWorks film 'The Boss Baby' (0.3). ABC brought back 'Card Sharks' (0.3) in underwhelming fashion. The Joel McHale game-show was two-tenths below its last episode from January but roughly in-line with its lackluster Fall 2020 run. Earlier in the evening, 'Press Your Luck' (0.4) shed a tenth as 'The $100,000 Pyramid' (0.4) tied its previous outing. Over on CBS, 'Kids Say the Darndest Things' (0.3) was flat for its finale and was followed by more 'SWAT' repeats (0.2/0.2). Fox was steady across the board with 'MasterChef' (0.6) and 'Crime Scene Kitchen' (0.4). 'In the Dark' (0.1) returned for its third season on the CW and posted the same rating it garnered throughout season two. 'Kung Fu' (0.1) didn't budge in the 8pm slot. 

Finals Update: MasterChef (+0.1) and Crime Scene Kitchen (+0.1) adjusted up.

Time

Show

18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)

Network

8 PMMasterChef0.65/52.82Fox

Press Your Luck0.44/33.19ABC

Kids Say the Darndest Things (F)0.34/33.09CBS

The Boss Baby0.30/21.69NBC

Kung Fu0.12/10.84The CW
9 PMCrime Scene Kitchen0.45/31.83ABC

The $100,000 Pyramid0.43/33.56ABC

SWAT (R)0.22/22.21CBS

In the Dark (P)0.08/10.42The CW
10 PMCard Sharks0.31/22.42ABC

SWAT (R)0.23/12.24CBS

The Blacklist (F)0.22/22.13NBC
Key:
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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