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

"Celebrity Guests: Becky Lynch and Joel McHale" -- WWE Champion Becky Lynch joins Team Gronk, and comedian and actor Joel McHale joins Team Venus, as they compete against each other in a game of human darts, attempt to break a world record for popping balloons and take on a sumo wrestler, on GAME ON! Wednesday, July 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Keegan-Michael Key hosts. Pictured: Keegan-Michael Key Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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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The tennis great and NFL star break down the competition, courage, and comedy of the wacky new reality series.

Except for the CW's low-rated airings of The 100 and British import, Bulletproof, the rest of the night was filled with reruns. That said, as has been the case all summer, the One Chicago shows — Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and 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