The greatest, indeed.
The Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time primetime tournament launched on Tuesday night with 14.4 million total viewers and a 2.4 demo rating, simply crushing all comers.
Placing a distant second in the demo for the night were Jeopardy! lead-out mixed-ish (with a 1.1) and NBC’s 9 pm installment of Ellen’s Game of Games (also with a 1.1).
Elsewhere on Tuesday:
ABC | Leading out of Jeopardy! GOAT, mixed-ish (4.8 mil/1.1) hit series highs, black-ish (3.2 mil/0.8) returned up two tenths, and Emergence (2.3 mil/0.5) ticked up a tenth from its fall finale.
CBS | NCIS (10.3 mil/1.0) returned down a few viewers but steady in the demo. FBI (9.3 mil/0.9) drew its largest audience since Oct. 1 and rose a tenth in the demo from its fall finale. FBI: Most Wanted (7.2 mil/0.8) copped the largest audience for a series launch this season, and was up a tenth from Sunday-bound NCIS: New Orleans‘ fall average in the time slot.
NBC | Ellen’s Game of Games did 4.4 mil/1.0 (opposite Jeopardy!) and then 4.7 mil/1.1. The Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist preview then did a less-than-ordinary 2.7 mil and a 0.6, five weeks ahead of its actual premiere.
FOX | The Resident (3.7 mil/0.7) returned steady, while 24 Hours to Hell and Back (2.5 mil/0.7) opened its new season on par with Empire‘s midseason finale.
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