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Ratings: Titan Games Rocks for NBC, S.W.A.T. Eyes Season Highs

Titan Games Ratings

You like smelling what the Rock is cooking. Or something to that effect.

The Titan Games premiered to 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating, improving the two-hour time slot’s average this season by 157 percent and fueling NBC’s first non-sports Thursday win in almost two years (when a special Voice outing got paired with Chicago Med and The Blacklist). NBC also notes that it enjoyed its first non-sports Thursday win ever when facing a fresh episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Leading out of the Dwayne Johnson-hosted competition, The Blacklist‘s specially scheduled opener (4.2 mil/0.9, TVLine reader grade “B+”) was on par with its previous season average (5.7 mil/0.9). The Blacklist now moves to its new Friday time slot tonight at 9/8c.

Elsewhere….

CBS | The Big Bang Theory (12.6 mil/2.2) and Young Sheldon (10.9 mil/1.7) each returned up. Leading out of a Sheldon rerun (6.1 mil/0.9), S.W.A.T. (6 mil/0.9) returned with its best numbers since its freshman finale.

FOX | Gotham (2.6 mil/0.7, TVLine reader grade “B+”) opened its farewell run up from its May finale (2.2 mil/0.6) but down from Season 4’s average (2.6 mil/0.8). Landing in its regular time slot, The Orville (2.8 mil/0.6) was expectedly down, and hugely, from Sunday’s post-NFL premiere (5.7 mil/1.5), but it also fell well shy of its freshman average (4.3 mil/1.3).

ABC | The Last Days of JFK Jr. special did 5.4 mil/0.7 leading out of Conners reruns.

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