Ratings: ‘Hell's Kitchen’ Debut Dips Slightly to New Low

Ratings: 'Hell's Kitchen' Debut Dips Slightly to New Low

ABC's “Grey's Anatomy” ties a series low

CBS topped Thursday in both ratings and viewers, while Fox's season premiere of “Hell's Kitchen” dipped slightly from last year's debut to a new low.

For ABC, “Grey's Anatomy” and “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” ticked down to tie series lows.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.5 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 10.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 was the highest-rated and most-watched show of the night, with a 4.9/17 and 17.3 million viewers. “The Millers” at 8:30 earned a 2.6/8 and 11.1 million viewers. “Two and a Half Men” at 9 received a 2.6/8 and 10 million viewers. “The Crazy Ones” at 9:30 got a 1.8/5 and 7 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 had a 1.7/5 and 9 million viewers.

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Fox was second in ratings with a 2.1/6 and in viewers with 7 million. The “Hell's Kitchen” season premiere at 8 earned a 1.9/7 — a debut low, though down just five percent from last year — and 5.3 million viewers. “American Idol” made its new time period premiere at 9, when it received a 2.2/6 — tying last week's series low — and 8.8 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.9/6 and in viewers with 6.1 million. “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” tied a series low with a 0.8/3 and had 3.1 million viewers. “Grey's Anatomy” at 9 also tied a low with a 2.3/7 and had 7.1 million viewers. “Scandal” at 10 earned a 2.7/8 and 8.1 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in viewers with 3.2 million. “Community” at 8 stayed flat with a 1.0/4 — a series low — and 2.9 million viewers. “Parks and Recreation” at 8:30 got a 1.1/4 and 2.7 million viewers. “Hollywood Game Night” had a 1.0/3 and 3 million viewers. “Parenthood” at 10 received a 1.2/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in total viewers with 2.6 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.4 million. Following a rerun, “Reign” at 9 got a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

  • Ed Galo

    American Idol ratings 8.76 Million is the lowest in Idol history according to TV ratings sites, last year season 12 lowest TV ratings was 11.4 million, so how can the public still say that season 12 was the worst, when the numbers show different?