Ratings: J. Lo’s ‘Shades of Blue’ Drops 28 Percent From Debut But Takes Time Slot

The CW’s “World Dog Awards” rolls over, sits in last-place dog house

Jennifer Lopez‘s “Shades of Blue” fell fairly mightily versus last week’s series debut, though the NBC show still topped the 10 o’clock time slot on Thursday.

Meanwhile, “American Idol” handed Fox a key 18-49 demo win for the night, though CBS edged the younger-skewing network by an average of just 10,000 total viewers across primetime. The CW finished a distant seventh in both metrics, airing the special “The World Dog Awards”

Broadcast networks had to contend with the GOP Debate on the Fox Business Network.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.65 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Idol” was the only show on its primetime schedule.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.8/6 and first in viewers with 8.66 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. ET had a 3.7/13 and 15.5 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” at 8:30 got a 2.0/7 and 9.3 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 received a 1.7/5 and 8.4 million viewers. “Angel From Hell” at 9:30 managed a 1.3/4 and 6.9 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 posted a 1.1/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in viewers with 5.9 million. “Heroes: Reborn” at 8 p.m. ET had a 1.0/3 and 3.8 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 9 got a 1.5/5 and 7.4 million viewers. At 10, “Shades of Blue” settled for a 1.3/4 — down 28 percent — and 6.6 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.9 million.

ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.8 million. “Beyond the Tank” at 8 p.m. ET had a 1.0/3 and 4.1 million viewers. Over the next two hours, “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” averaged a 0.6/2 and 2.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

The CW was all bark and no bite as the pooch-trophy special landed it at seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.