black ish premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Black ish' has strong premiere, 'Survivor' up, 'SVU' solid WednesdayFast National ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

ABC’s comedy block got off to a solid start Wednesday, with “Black-ish” scoring strong numbers following “Modern Family” and “The Goldbergs” scoring its second-best ratings ever. That wasn’t quite enough, however, to give ABC a win for the night.

The top spot went to CBS, which got consistent performances from “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” — which had its best premiere among adults 18-49 since fall 2012 — and the finale of “Big Brother,” which was up a bit from its 2013 finale.

Elsewhere, “The Mysteries of Laura” drew a strong total audience but mediocre 18-49 numbers in its time-period debut for NBC. “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago PD” also put up decent numbers, while “Red Band Society” declined a little from its premiere on FOX.

NBC led the night in viewers with 9.5 million and a 6.2 rating/11 share in households, beating the 8.3 million and 4.9/8 for CBS. ABC (7.9 million, 5.0/8) came in third. FOX (3.5 million, 2.2/4) was off the pace some in fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.45 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

CBS led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating, edging ABC’s 2.4. NBC finished third at 1.9, followed by FOX, 1.2, and The CW, 0.5.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: “The Mysteries of Laura” (9.9 million viewers, 6.6/11 households)
CBS: “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” premiere (9.8 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: “The Middle” season premiere (7.4 million, 4.6/8)/”The Goldbergs” season premiere (7 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (3.7 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” (2.8)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Modern Family” season premiere (10.9 million, 6.6/11)/”Black-ish” series premiere (10.8 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” season premiere (10.1 million, 6.5/11)
CBS: “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” premiere (9.4 million, 5.5/9)/”Big Brother” season finale (7.3 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: “Red Band Society” (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” rerun (1.4 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (3.7)

10 p.m.

NBC: “Chicago PD” season premiere (8.45 million, 5.5/10)
CBS: “Big Brother” season finale (6.8 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: “Nashville” season premiere (5.65 million, 4.0/7)

18-49 leader: “Big Brother” (2.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter