Wednesday TV Ratings 5/24/23: Middling Premieres for Food Stars and MasterChef, The Prank Panel Posts Poor Retention of Rising Jeopardy! Masters, Survivor and Chicago Med Decline for Finales (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: On ABC, 'Jeopardy! Masters' (0.61, +0.04) finished strong on finale night and climbed to its third highest-rating of this cycle. The alphabet network tried to use 'Jeopardy!' to boost the series premiere of 'The Prank Panel' (0.30), but the latter failed to even retain half of its lead-in. At 10, 'The Game Show Show' (0.19, -0.09) crashed in week three, likely due to 'Prank Panel' being a good bit lower than the usual 'Celebrity Wheel'. CBS's 'Survivor' (0.69, -0.02) topped the night for its finale but dropped by two-hundredths on a week-to-week basis. Dramas 'Chicago Med' (0.44, -0.03) and 'Chicago PD' (0.45, -0.01) also dipped for their season closers on NBC. Sandwiched in-between, 'Chicago Fire' (0.49, 0.00) held steady and widened the gap between it and its companions. Fox was the only network with no finales, instead going with the season premiere of 'MasterChef' (0.33) and the series debut of 'Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars' (0.27). Though this was a pretty middling start for 'Food Stars', this debut night is certainly an improvement over Tuesday's 'Shazam'-'Lyrics' combo (0.22/0.24). On the CW, 'The Flash' (0.09, -0.01) ended its 9-season run in unremarkable fashion. The superhero drama shed a hundredth and led into a sinking edition of 'Riverdale' (0.04, -0.01). For 'Flash', this is a far far cry from the 1.9 rating it began its run with 9 years prior. 

Finals Update: 'Survivor' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMSurvivor (F)0.697.04.41CBS

Jeopardy! Masters (F)0.616.46.47ABC

Chicago Med (F)0.444.65.55NBC

MasterChef (P)0.333.51.63Fox

The Flash (Series Finale) CW
9 PMChicago Fire (F)0.494.66.09NBC

The Prank Panel (Series Premiere)0.302.91.90ABC

Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars (Series Premiere)

Riverdale0.040.40.19The CW
10 PMChicago PD (F)0.454.74.76NBC

The Game Show Show0.192.01.47ABC
(P) = premiere
(F) = finale

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