In the latest TV show ratings, NBC’s Night Court led Tuesday in the demo, while CBS’ FBI dominated the night in total audience.
NBC | Night Court opened the night with 5 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down 32 and 26 percent from its boffo, double-episode debut (which aired opposite an FBI rerun). American Auto‘s sophomore opener retained just 2.4 mil and a 0.4, matching its demo low.
CBS | FBI (7.3 mil/0.6) was steady in the demo. FBI: International (5.9 mil/0.4, read post mortem) and Most Wanted (5.1 mil/0.4) both dipped in the demo yet are eyeing their largest audiences since Oct. 18.
FOX | 9-1-1: Lone Star (3.8 mil/0.5, TVLine reader grade “A-“; read post mortem) matched series lows with its Season 4 premiere. Accused Episode 2 (2.4 mil/0.4) was, of course, down sharply from Sunday’s post-NFL launch.
THE CW | The Winchesters (360K/0.1) returned to a new audience low but was steady in the demo.
ABC | The Rookie (4.2 mil/0.5), Feds (2.7 mil/0.3) and Will Trent (3 mil/0.3) all dipped, with the latter matching its lowest numbers thus far.
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. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.