Fox’s “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” didn’t quite score exemplary marks on Tuesday, one week after the show returned to the airwaves following a multi-year hiatus.
To be fair to the Jeff Foxworthy-hosted competition, all follow-up episodes from last week’s broadcast network premieres were down last night.
NBC easily topped primetime in both the key adults 18-49 demographic and in total viewers. There was a three-way tie for second in the demo between CBS, Fox and Univision.
NBC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 9 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “America’s Got Talent” earned a 2.4/9 and 10.7 million viewers — both tops on the night. At 10, “I Can Do That!” received a 1.5/5 and 5.5 million viewers.
CBS, Fox and Univision all tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.9/3. CBS was second with 7.6 million viewers, airing entirely reruns; Fox was third with 3.1 million; Univision was fifth with 2.4 million.
For Fox, “Fifth Grader” at 8 got a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers. “Hell’s Kitchen” at 9 posted a 1.1/4 and 3.3 million viewers.
ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.6 million. Following repeats, “Extreme Weight Loss” at 9 waddled to a 0.8/3 — tying a series low — and 2.4 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and seventh in viewers with 1.4 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.6 million. Following a rerun, “iZombie” at 9 got a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers.