CBS got an early Christmas present, winning Wednesday night TV ratings thanks to Survivor.
Survivor closed out its 35th season Wednesday night by crowning Ben Driebergen winner in a finale that was steady with not only the previous week’s episode, but also the previous two finales. Airing in the 8 o’clock timeslot, the finale drew in a 1.9 rating and 8.7 million viewers. The season 35 reunion special, which aired directly after, drew a 1.2 and 6 million viewers, up 23% from the reunion special on December 14, 2016.
Over on The CW, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer grabbed a 0.3 in the key demo and 1.4 million viewers, while the special Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies drew a 0.2 and 1.1 million viewers.
On NBC, Pitch Perfect saw 3.5 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.
Both ABC and Fox only aired repeats, the latter ending the night with an average rating of 0.5 and 1.9 million viewers. ABC averaged a 0.6 and 2.7 million viewers.