Wednesday TV Ratings 8/23/23: Riverdale and Nancy Drew Rise in Series Finales, Big Brother and America’s Got Talent Slip, Superfan Continues to Embarrass (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: It was series finale night on the CW as 'Nancy Drew' (0.06, +0.01) and 'Riverdale' (0.05, +0.01) gained a hundredth apiece for their respective last episodes. Though neither drama set a new season high, they did avoid dropping for their final broadcasts. Over on CBS, reality offerings 'Big Brother' (0.62, -0.01) and 'Superfan' (0.14, -0.02) dealt with some small declines. 'Brother' topped the night as usual, while 'Superfan' lost to every (non-CW) show outside of the 10 p.m. 'So Help Me Todd' rerun (0.12). NBC's 'America's Got Talent' (0.50, -0.10) shed a full tenth when compared to Tuesday's episode and led into a rerun of 'Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter and Love' (0.19). 'MasterChef' (0.34, +0.02) picked up two-hundredths on Fox and was the third highest-rated broadcast in the Adults 18-49 demographic. ABC had a rerun marathon of 'Abbott Elementary' (0.21/0.20/0.20/0.16) and a lone 'Rookie' encore (0.11).

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary rounded ratings. 



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMBig Brother0.6273.29CBS

America's Got Talent0.5064.88NBC


Abbott Elementary (R)0.2131.85ABC

Nancy Drew (Series Finale)0.0610.35The CW
8:30 PMAbbott Elementary (R)0.2021.47ABC
9 PMCarol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter and Love (R)0.1922.27NBC

Abbott Elementary (R)0.2021.31ABC


Riverdale (Series Finale)0.0510.21The CW
9:30 PMAbbott Elementary (R)0.1621.23ABC
10 PMSo Help Me Todd (R)0.1211.22CBS

The Rookie (R)0.1111.12ABC
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