TV Ratings: Riverdale Returns Low in New Slot, Houghs Outdraw Adele

Riverdale Returns CW

In the latest TV show ratings, The CW’s Riverdale resumed Season 6 — after a months-long break, and in a brand new time slot — with fewer than 250,000 total viewers (a series low) and a 0.1 demo rating. TVLine readers gave the midseason premiere an average grade of “C”; read post mortem.

Leading out of that, March (100K/0.0) hit and matched series lows.

Over on CBS (pending certain adjustment due to delayed starts), the network currently has 60 Minutes drawing 9.4 million total viewers, followed by The Equalizer‘s 6.9 mil, NCIS: LA‘s 5.5 mil and SWAT‘s 4.1 mil.

ABC’s American Idol (5.2 mil/0.6) was steady, while the Hough’s Step Into the Movies thing (3.1 mi/0.3) was on par with The Rookie‘s averages.

NBC’s Weakest Link (1.8 mil/0.2) added a few eyeballs, while the Adele special drew 2 mil and a 0.3.

At Fox, The Simpsons (980K/0.3), The Great North (760K/0.2), Bob’s Burgers (1 mil/0.3) and Family Guy (1.1 mil/0.3) were all 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. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.