Ratings: ABC’s ‘1969’ Docuseries Debut Is Anything But Historic

Week 2 of “Bless This Mess” declines from series premiere

Last Updated: April 24, 2019 @ 9:47 AM

1969 may be a year to remember, but not many ABC viewers were moved to relive the historic Moon landing during the debut of the network’s six-part docuseries. Combined with a lackluster second week from new sitcom “Bless This Mess,” ABC settled for a logjam tie as one of the night’s four runners-up in primetime ratings.

NBC won Tuesday night among adults 18-49 with its new “Village”-then-“Voice” lineup, but even those Nielsen returns were pretty soft. CBS was No. 1 in total viewers despite airing mostly repeats.

Find last Tuesday’s comparable numbers here.

NBC was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Village” at 8 p.m. had a 0.6/3 and 4.1 million viewers. “The Voice” results show at 9 landed a 0.9/4 and 6.2 million viewers. At 10, “New Amsterdam” got a 0.8/4 and 5.2 million viewers.

CBS, ABC, Fox and Telemundo all tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.6/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 6.8 million, ABC was third with 3.3 million, Fox was fourth with 2.4 million and Telemundo was fifth with 1.5 million.

For CBS, following a pair of reruns, “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 had a 0.6/3 and 6.4 million viewers.

For ABC, “American Housewife” at 8 got a 0.8/4 and 4 million viewers. After a repeat, “Black-ish” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers. “Bless This Mess” at 9:30 settled for a 0.7 and 3.6 million viewers. At 10 p.m., “1969” managed a 0.4 rating and 3 million viewers.

For Fox, “MasterChef Junior” at 8 had a 0.7/4 and 2.9 million viewers. “Mental Samurai” at 9 got a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

“La Reina Del Sur” kept Telemundo competitive for the second night in a row.

The CW and Univision tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.34 million, Univision was seventh with 1.30 million.

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.5/3 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, the season finale of “Roswell, New Mexico” got a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers.

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