In the latest TV show ratings, The CW’s Riverdale opened Season 5 with 655,000 total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating, right on par with its May finale and steady in the demo though down in viewers from its previous average.
TVLine readers gave the prom episode an average grade of “B”; read post mortem.
Nancy Drew then drew 491K and a 0.1 (TVLine reader grade “A”; read post mortem), matching its freshman finale and steady in the demo though down in viewers from its Season 1 average.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, both ABC’s and NBC’s broadcast of the Celebrating America presidential inauguration special averaged 3.9 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, while CBS’ drew 3.3 mil.
Leading out of the special on ABC, The Conners (3.1 mil/0.6) was steady, while Call Your Mother (2.4 mil/0.4) dipped in Week 2.
Fox’s The Masked Dancer (2.8 mil/0.6) and Name That Tune (2.7 mil/0.6) each dipped.
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. Warning: Contents may be hot!