BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS

Ratings: Battle of the Network Stars Places Second, Zoo Returns to Lows

ABC’s Battle of the Network Stars revival drew 4 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating with its Thursday debut, landing in a three-way tie for second in the demo (far behind CBS’ Big Brother).

Bookending the Battle (which both TVLine and readers gave a grade of “C”), Boy Band (2.7 mil/0.5) fell two tenths from its debut while The Gong Show (3.5 mil/0.9) held steady versus its own premiere (winning the 10 o’clock time slot).

Elsewhere…

CBS | A Big Bang rerun drew the night’s largest audience (6.6 million), Big Brother (5.3 mil/1.6) was down just a tick from last year’s first Thursday outing and Zoo christened its new time slot with series lows (3.1 mil/0.5, down nearly 30 percent from its sophomore finale).

NBC | Hollywood Game Night (3.9 mil/0.9) and The Wall (4.7 mil/1.0) were steady, while The Night Shift (4.2 mil/0.7) rose a tenth from last week’s lows.

FOX | Shazam (3.1 mil/0.9) dipped a tenth while Love Connection (2.4 mil/0.7) slipped two tenths.

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9 Comments
  1. ndixit says:

    Looks like final season for Zoo. The show is not cheap and those ratings won’t cut it.

  2. Well this is about to kill Zoo. Still bitter about Chloe’s death though.

  3. grazelled says:

    I liked the first season of Zoo but then it just got too weird. I would much rather watch Night Shift.

  4. Emily says:

    I hate that Zoo comes on at 10pm. WIsh it was at 9pm instead. Even though I love the show, I don’t see it lasting another season.

  5. kmw says:

    Wow poor Zoo that isn’t good and even FOX’S reality shows have dipped a bit. I expected a little better from Battle of Network Stars but then again this show was never going to be geared toward younger people so ABC is probably happy with the 1.0

  6. Michael Summerset says:

    BotNS was bound to loose to the premiere of BB. BotNS is a reality show and it’s competing with the summer’s biggest reality show.

  7. George says:

    Glad I recorded it so I could skip half the crap and stupidity. Are these people that inept? Can’t swim, can’t row, can’t shoot hoops, can’t throw a softball, run, climb, cross monkey bars? What a bunch of fools. I am no sure if I will watch next week. Really stupid schidt and people.

  8. NP20 says:

    Zoos ratings don’t surprise me with it’s new, later time slot. I had to DVR it because it’s now on too late for my kids to watch. I don’t know why they put it on so late this season