Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star premiere on Sunday night drew 11.5 million total viewers and a 3.2 demo rating (per Nielsen finals) leading out of the NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and Packers. That is up sharply from what Fox’s The Resident debuted to (8.7 mil/2.6) in the same cushy time slot two years ago, but well shy of the X-Files revival’s performance (16.2 mil/6.1) in 2016.
(For the completists out there, Magnum P.I. did 8.8 mil and a 2.4 one year ago, leading out of CBS’ AFC Championship Game coverage, while CBS’ Hunted — remember that? Because I sure don’t! — did 11.9 mil/4.1 in 2017.)
TVLine readers gave 9-1-1: Lone Star, which christens its regular time slot tonight at 8/7c, an average grade of “B.”
Elsewhere on Sunday, per fast nationals:
THE CW | Batwoman (777K/0.2, average TVLine reader grade “A-“) returned down 22 and 33 percent from its fall finale, marking series lows. Supergirl (830K/0.2, reader grade “B”) dropped a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.
ABC | AFV (3.9 mil/0.5) and Kids Say the Darnedest Things (2.8 mil/0.4) dipped, while Shark Tank (2.7 mil/0.5) was steady.
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