Wednesday TV Ratings: A Strong Showing for Keegan-Michael Key’s ‘Game On!’

Game On! Keegan-Michael Key
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As we head into the long July 4th holiday weekend, viewership is gradually getting even quieter than usual, but some original programs still had a chance to shine on Wednesday, July 1.

Take CBS’s Game On!, for example. The Keegan-Michael Key sports-based competition series — featuring WWE’s Becky Lynch and actor Joel McHale — won Wednesday’s primetime broadcast schedule in the key 18-49 demographic and even built on last week’s series low in total viewers (2.9 million) with 3.3 million viewers.

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Except for the CW’s low-rated airings of The 100and British import, Bulletproof, the rest of the night was filled with reruns. That said, as has been the case all summer, the One Chicagoshows — Chicago Med, Chicago Fireand Chicago P.D. — all took their leads in their respective time slots in total viewers. Their key demo numbers were all at a 0.4 rating.

Due to the holiday weekend, the ratings posts will be taking a few days off but will resume on Monday, July 6. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Here’s the breakdown for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time ShowAdults 18-49 ratingTotal Viewers (millions)
8 p.m.Game On ! (CBS)0.63.3
The Goldbergs – R (ABC)0.52.7
Chicago Med – R (NBC)0.43.7
Master Chef – R (Fox)0.41.7
The 100 (CW)0.2690,000
8:30 p.m.black-ish – R (ABC)0.41.9
9:00 p.m.Chicago Fire – R (NBC)0.43.5
SEAL Team – R (CBS)0.42.5
MasterChef – R (FOX)0.41.7
The Conners – R (ABC)0.31.9
Bulletproof (CW)0.1372,000
9:30 p.m.American Housewife – R (ABC)0.31.7
10 p.m.Chicago P.D. – R (NBC)0.43.5
S.W.A.T. – R (CBS)0.42.5
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)0.31.3