NBC’s The Night Shift on Thursday night christened its fourth time slot in as many seasons with 3.6 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating(per finals), down sharply from both its Season 3 premiere (4.8 mil/1.1) and finale (5.4 mil/1.0), and marking series lows. Readers gave Part 1 of the season opener an average grade of “B+.”
Opening the Peacock’s night, Hollywood Game Night‘s premiere (3.8 mil/0.9) was down 10 percent from its Season 4 average. The Wall built on that, delivering 4.5 mil and a 1.0 — tying Fox’s Beat Shazam and CBS’ Big Bang rerun for the nightly demo win.
Over on ABC, Boy Band debuted to 3 mil and a 0.7, while The Gong Show drew 3.9 mil/0.9. All told, that’s down from the year-ago performances of Battlebots (3.9 mil/1.0) and Greatest Hits (4.8 mil/1.1).
Fox’s Beat Shazam (3.2 mil/1.0) returned steady, while Love Connection (2.9 mil/0.9) ticked up from its previous airing.
CBS’ old Bang delivered Thursday’s biggest audience: 6.35 million viewers.