In the latest TV show ratings, ABC’s first spin of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune dominated Thursday in both the demo (with a 1.1 rating) and in total audience (drawing 7.8 million viewers).
Leading out of that, The Chase‘s premiere retained 6.2 mil and a 0.9, while The Hustler (3.8 mil/0.7) improved on Monday’s post-Bachelor preview.
FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (2.7 mil/0.7) returned down just a tick from its previous season average. Episode 2 of Call Me Kat (3.2 mil/0.6), TVLine reader grade “C”) was down sharply from Sunday’s sneak peek (5.6 mil/1.4), while Last Man Standing (3.3 mil/0.5, TVLine reader grade “A”) actually added eyeballs and was steady in the demo vs. its Sunday airing.
NBC | With no fresh sitcompetition from CBS, Mr. Mayor debuted to 4.9 mil and a 0.6, while its second episode did 4.3 mil/0.5 — both drawing a markedly larger audience than Superstore‘s average (2.4 mil) while on par in the demo. SVU (3.8 mil/0.6, TVLine reader grade “A-“) was steady with the return of Barba.
CBS | Leading out of reruns, Star Trek: Discovery (1.6 mil/0.2) was steady.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.