ABC’s Little Mermaid Live on Tuesday night averaged 9 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating, making it the highest-rated live musical TV event since Fox’s Grease Live, which posted a 4.3 in January 2016.In total audience, it was the most watched live TV musical event since NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live (in April 2018).
TVLine readers gave Ariel and friends an average grade of “C+.”
With a beefier lead-in, Emergence (3.5 mil/0.7) rose 35 and 40 percent to match and hit its best numbers since its premiere. And… it is again pre-empted next week, by a Dolly Parton special. #LittleMomentum
Opposite that big fish tale….
CBS | NCIS (10.7 mil/1.0) dipped to hit and tie series lows, while FBI (8.5 mil/0.8) and a very eventful NCIS: New Orleans (6.6 mil/0.7, watch cast reactions to [Spoiler]’s death) held steady.
FOX | Back after two weeks of World Series preemption, The Resident (3.4 mil/0.7) was up while Empire (2.5 mil/0.7) was down.