Primetime Ratings: ‘Titan Games’ Lifts NBC to Thursday Title
NBC got top spot in Thursday prime ratings, with The Titan Games leading to a 1.5 in viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, and a 6 share. That beat the 1.3/6 put up by CBS.
The Dwayne Johnson competition series Titan Games premiered to a 1.8 from 8 to 10 p.m., while The Blacklist opened to a 0.9, down 18% from its fall 2017 premiere.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory rated a 2.2 and Young Sheldon a 1.7, both shows up a tenth of a point from their last fresh airings, and they led into repeats of the two comedies. SWAT closed out prime up 29% at 0.9.
ABC got a 0.7/3. Comedy reruns led into special The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr. at 0.7 from 9 to 11 p.m.
Fox was at 0.6/3. Gotham premiered at 0.7 after it opened to a 1.0 in fall 2017, and The Orville fell 54% from its season premiere to a 0.6.
Telemundo and Univision both rated a 0.4/2.
The CW rated a 0.2/1 with repeats of Supernatural and Legacies.
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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.