In the latest TV show ratings, the premiere of ABC’s Kelly Ripa-hosted Generation Gap quiz show delivered a very quiet Thursday’s largest audience — 3.6 million total viewers — while tying its lead-in, Press Your Luck, for the nightly demo win.
Opening ABC’s night, Press Your Luck‘s Season 3 premiere (3.4 mil/0.4) was nearly on par with its sophomore averages (3.2 mil/0.5).
Closing out ABC’s night, the debut of 20/20‘s sleep-inducing The Fatal Flaw true crime-meets-dollhouses series frittered away its family-friendly lead-in, retaining just 2 mil and a 0.2.
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