Ratings: 'The Goldbergs' Is Wednesday's Top Comedy With Episode After George Segal's Death

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Ratings: ‘The Goldbergs’ Is Wednesday’s Top Comedy With Episode After George Segal’s Death

Of course, only ABC aired sitcoms — but it beat “The Conners,” so

Fox won Wednesday thanks to steady performances from “The Masked Singer” and “Game of Talents” — and thanks to reruns on NBC. But ABC was No. 1 in our hearts, airing the first episode of “The Goldbergs” since actor George Segal died earlier this week.

Unfortunately, our hearts are not Nielsen panelists, and ABC settled for a third-place ratings tie with Univision. ABC came in fourth place among total viewers, ranking even behind those NBC “One Chicago” repeats.

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“The Goldbergs” was Wednesday’s top comedy, which makes logical sense considering only ABC aired sitcoms and the Adam F. Goldberg-created series led the night off at 8 p.m. But it outdid “The Conners” an hour later, and that’s never a given.

Fox was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 3.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Masked Singer” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.1/8 and 4.9 million total viewers. Find out who was eliminated here. At 9, “Game of Talents” got a 0.7/5 and 2.9 million total viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “Tough as Nails” at 8 had a 0.4/3 and 3.1 million total viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” got a 0.5/3 and 3.9 million total viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 received a 0.5/4 and 3.6 million total viewers.

ABC and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.4/3. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2.5 million, Univision was fifth with 1.5 million.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 got a 0.6/4 and 3.4 million total viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” had a 0.5/3 and 2.7 million total viewers. “The Conners” at 9 received a 0.5/3 and 3.3 million total viewers. At 9:30, “Call Your Mother” managed a 0.3/2 and 2.1 million total viewers. “The Con” at 10 settled for a 0.2/2 and 1.7 million total viewers.

NBC and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3/2. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 924,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in total viewers with 467,000. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 509,000 total viewers. At 9, “Nancy Drew” got a 0.1/1 and 426,000 total viewers.

Tony Maglio