In the latest TV show ratings, The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico opened Season 3 with 640,000 total viewers and a 0.1 demo rating, which is on par with its sophomore finale. TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “B+”; read recap.
Leading out of that, The Republic of Sarah (300K/0.0) dipped.
NBC’s Tokyo Olympics coverage averaged 13.4 million total viewers and a 3.2 demo rating (in preliminary numbers), dominating the night on both counts yet marking the games’ first decline since Friday’s opening ceremony rebroadcast.
Over on ABC, The Bachelorette (3.2 mil/0.7) slipped 18 percent and two tenths opposite stiffer competition, while The Celebrity Dating Game (1.6 mil/0.3) hit an audience low but was steady in the demo.
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!