Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Tumbles With ‘Meet Your Finalists’ Episode

Fox catches up to NBC in key demo averages as “9-1-1” ticks up, “The Voice” slips

American Idol
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“The Neighborhood” aired its Season 1 finale last night, but the rest of CBS’ primetime lineup let it down. ABC settled for third in demo ratings with a not-very-special special “American Idol,” while NBC and Fox tied for first among adults 18-49.

The two-hour special “Idol” took a deep dive into each finalist’s journey thus far, highlighting new, never-before-seen songs, stories, performances and footage, per ABC. Its 0.9 rating/4 share and 5.4 million total viewers were both new series lows, including during the Fox days, but a glorified recap show is not expected to compete with a regular singing episode.

NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.0 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC had a 5 share, Fox got a 4. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 6.3 million, according to preliminary numbers, and Fox was second with 5.4 million viewers.

For NBC, “The Voice” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.2 rating/6 share and 7.5 million viewers. “The Enemy Within” at 10 received a 0.6/3 and 4 million viewers.

For Fox, “The Resident” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 4.7 million viewers. “9-1-1” at 9 landed a 1.2/5 and 6 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 4.7 million. After “Idol,” “The Fix” at 10 managed a 0.5/2 and 3.2 million viewers.

Thanks to the return of “La Reina del Sur,” Telemundo finished fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.7 million. The Kate del Castillo drama premiered at 10 p.m. to a 0.9/4 and 2.1 million viewers.

CBS was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and third in viewers with 5 million. The “Neighborhood” season finale at 8 had a 1.0/5 and 6.3 million viewers. “Man With a Plan” at 8:30 got a 0.7/3 and 5 million viewers. At 9, “The Code” received a 0.6/2 and 4.6 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 799,000. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 899,000 viewers. “Arrow” at 9 got a 0.2/1 and 699,000 viewers.