Ratings: Fox’s ‘Kicking & Screaming’ Finale Sinks to Series Lows

ABC’s “TGIT” edges CBS for first place in key ratings demo

The Hannah Simone-hosted “Kicking & Screaming” season finale slipped to series lows on Thursday, matching its worst-ever TV rating in the key 18-49 demographic and setting a new low-water mark among total viewers. That disappointing performance dropped Fox behind Telemundo for the night, and into a tie with Univision.

ABC topped primetime in the main demo with its “TGIT” lineup, while CBS claimed another overall audience victory.

The Disney-owned broadcaster was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.7/7 and 6.9 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” landed a 1.4/5 and 5.3 million viewers. “The Catch” at 10 had a 0.7/2 and 3.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and first in viewers with 6.5 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored a 2.4/10 and 12.1 million viewers. “The Great Indoors” at 8:30 got a 1.2/5 and 6.5 million viewers. At 9, “Mom” received a 1.3/5 and 7.1 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 closed the comedy block to a 1.1/4 and 5.5 million viewers. At 10, “The Amazing Race” finished prime with a 0.7/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

NBC and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 4.4 million, Telemundo was fourth with 2.2 million.

For NBC, following a rerun, “Superstore” at 8:30 had a 0.8/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Med” got a 1.0/3 and 5.8 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 4.8 million viewers.

Fox and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. Fox was fifth in total viewers with 2.1 million viewers, Univision was sixth with 1.6 million viewers.

For Fox, “MasterChef Junior” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.5 million viewers. At 9, “Kicking & Screaming” settled for a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million. “Supernatural” at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers. At 9, “Riverdale” managed a 0.3/1 and 849,000 viewers.