Fox’s World’s Funniest returned on Tuesday night with not just a truncated name, but also depleted ratings.
The wacky clip show drew 1.7 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, down half from what Hell’s Kitchen last did in the time slot and down 37 percent from its spring finale (which aired on a Friday).
Opening Fox’s night, 5th Grader (2.6 mil/0.7) dipped 13 percent and a tenth week-to-week.
Over on NBC, America’s Got Talent (10.9 mil/2.5) rose 7 percent and two tenths, dominating the night in both measures. I Can Do That (5.1 mil/1.4) was up 16 percent and a tenth.
ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss (2.3 mil/0.7) shed a tenth in the demo.