Ratings: Jeopardy! GOAT Primetime Tourney Launch Dominates Tuesday

Ratings Jeopardy Greatest All Time

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.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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