Wednesday TV Ratings 7/12/23: The ESPYS Slip from 2022, MasterChef Drops After Break, LA Fire & Rescue Rises (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: ABC's broadcast of the 2023 'ESPY Awards' managed a 0.41 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and was the highest-rated program of the evening. This was just a single hundredth lower than last year's ceremony (0.42). Fox's 'MasterChef' (0.39, -0.03) dropped by three-hundredths in its return but came within striking distance of the 'ESPYS'. 'Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars' (0.28, +0.01) picked up a hundredth in the 9 p.m. time slot. On NBC, 'LA Fire & Rescue' (0.28, +0.05) bounced back rather nicely and led into reruns of 'Chicago Fire' (0.17) and 'Chicago PD' (0.18). CBS had encores of 'The Price Is Right at Night' (0.38/0.35) and 'CSI: Vegas' (0.19). 'Nancy Drew' (0.03, -0.03) slipped on the CW and led into a 'Riverdale' repeat (0.04) that outpaced it.

Finals Update: 'Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMThe 2023 ESPYS0.4142.34ABC


The Price Is Right at Night (R)0.3843.80CBS

LA Fire & Rescue0.2832.68NBC

Nancy Drew0.0300.39The CW
9 PMThe Price Is Right at Night (R)0.3543.60CBS

Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars0.2831.38Fox

Chicago Fire (R)0.1722.27NBC

Riverdale (R)0.0400.21The CW
10 PMCSI: Vegas (R)0.1921.96CBS

Chicago PD (R)0.1822.05NBC
(R) = repeat

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