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Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins Soft Night With Soft New ‘Boss’

CBS won a mostly forgettable night on broadcast TV, the season premiere of Undercover Boss doing a 1.1 in adults 18-49 and a second hour of Boss weighing in at 1.0. Undercover Boss premiered last December at 1.4.

A new episode of Code Black wrapped up prime at 0.9.

CBS scored a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, and a 4 share. It was the only network to tally a full point; ABC was at 0.8/3, Fox and NBC at 0.7/3 and The CW at 0.2/1.

ABC aired repeated comedies before the special Game Changers With Robin Roberts did a 0.6.

Fox had repeated dramas.

NBC had a rebroadcast of Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas at 0.8 and repeated dramas thereafter.

On The CW, Terry Crews Saves Christmas was at 0.3 before an Arrow repeat.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.