TV Ratings Report: Jane the Virgin Returns Up as Most Shows Hit Lows

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Jane the Virgin's final season got underway Wednesday night, and it did so with some ratings growth. 

Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 1 raked in 0.8 million viewers and a 0.3 rating for The CW, achieving the show's best ratings since February 2018. 

It's You  - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 1

Probably helping matters is that the show is no longer on Friday nights. 

It fit like a glove out of Riverdale which had 0.9 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. If these ratings hold up, it's likely The CW will press on with the in-the-works Jane the Virgin spinoff.

Over on Fox, the ongoing Jussie Smollett drama continued to affect Empire, which scored a depressed 4 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating, matching series lows. 

Tragedy for Andre - Empire Season 5 Episode 12

Star was also on the downside, matching season lows with 3.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating. 

Survivor gained a tenth with 7.6 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. 

Million Dollar Mix was a stronger option than the World's Best, scoring 4.1 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating. 

SEAL Team posted a new low with 3.9 million viewers and a 0.6 rating. 

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Chicago Med (8 million/1.2 rating), Chicago Fire (8.2 million/1.2 rating), and Chicago P.D. (7.1 million/1.1 rating) were all steady. 

ABC's Whiskey Cavalier was the sole original on the network, and it suffered, hitting just 3 million viewers and a 0.5 rating. 

Don't get too attached to this one!

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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