Premiere Wednesday TV Ratings 9/21/22: Abbott Elementary Returns Steady, The Amazing Race Hits New Low, The Conners and Home Economics Rise (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Emmy-winning comedy 'Abbott Elementary' (0.57) made the move from Tuesday evenings to Wednesday nights and viewers clearly followed along with it. This rating was on-par with the sitcom's April finale and only seven-hundredths below its strongest showing (0.64). Right after 'Abbott', 'Home Economics' (0.38) returned with its highest rating since early February and was just three-hundredths behind its season premiere from fall 2021 (0.41). Earlier in the night, ABC aired the season five premiere of 'The Conners' (0.53) and the 10th season debut of 'The Goldbergs' (0.44). 'Conners' was well above its spring levels in this new timeslot while 'Goldbergs' was only a tiny bit higher than its season finale/all-time low (0.39). 10PM drama 'Big Sky' (0.26) remained abysmal in its move to Wednesdays, returning a single hundredth above its finale (0.25). On CBS, 'Survivor' (0.79) was only a hundredth higher than its series low on premiere night. In the 10PM hour, 'The Amazing Race' (0.46) went the extra mile by creating a new low for itself. Fox's 'The Masked Singer' (0.63) tied its series low on arrival and led into the middling return of 'LEGO Masters' (0.36). NBC's 'Chicago Med' (0.70) improved from its May finale (0.67), but 'Chicago Fire' (0.69) and 'Chicago PD' (0.67) declined from where they left off (0.80/0.74). The CW's 'Stargirl' (0.06, -0.02) shed two-hundredths and was followed by reruns of 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.05/0.04).

Finals Update: 'Survivor' (+0.1), 'Chicago Fire' (+0.1), 'Abbott Elementary' (+0.1), 'Chicago PD' (+0.1), and 'The Amazing Race' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMSurvivor (P)0.79/75.05CBS

Chicago Med (P)0.70/76.59NBC

The Masked Singer (P)0.63/63.70Fox

The Conners (P)0.53/53.73ABC

DC's Stargirl0.06/10.39The CW
8:30 PMThe Goldbergs (P)0.44/42.53ABC
9 PMChicago Fire (P)0.69/66.75NBC

Abbott Elementary (P)0.57/52.92ABC

LEGO Masters (P)0.36/31.47Fox

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.05/10.30The CW
9:30 PMHome Economics (P)0.38/42.10ABC

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.04/00.34The CW
10 PMChicago PD (P)0.67/75.48NBC

The Amazing Race (P)0.46/53.03CBS

Big Sky (P)0.26/32.26ABC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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