Ratings: ‘Batwoman’ Draws 1.8 Million Viewers, ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ Gets 3 Times That

NBC and Fox dominate Sunday debuts with their NFL games

Last Updated: October 14, 2019 @ 12:50 PM

“Kids Say the Darndest Things” and “Batwoman” bowed on Sunday, when both had some hefty competition from NFL football.

The CW’s “Batwoman” at 8 p.m. hooked a 0.5 rating/2 share and 1.8 million viewers. In the same hour, ABC’s “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” hosted by Tiffany Haddish, debuted to a 0.9/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers for NBC and Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.0 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers are the net of “Sunday Night Football” and its pregame show.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.0/12 and in viewers with 9.4 million. The Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys afternoon NFL game ran into primetime with a 6.1/27 and 20.9 million viewers from 7 to 7:30. From 7:30 to 8, postgame show “The OT” landed a 6.2/26 and the same (rounded) 20.9 million viewers. At 8, “The Simpsons” posted a (clearly inflated) 2.6/10 and 7 million viewers. “Bless the Harts” at 8:30 got a 1.3/5 and 3.2 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 2.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “Family Guy” received a 0.9/4 and 2.2 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. CBS was third in total viewers with 6.6 million, ABC was fourth with 4.3 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 8.4 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.7/3 and 6.5 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.7/3 and 6.6 million viewers. At 10, “Madam Secretary” premiered its sixth and final season to a 0.4/2 and 4.9 million viewers.

For ABC, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.6/3 and 4.1 million viewers. After “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” “Shark Tank” at 9 got a 0.7/3 and 3.9 million viewers. At 10, “The Rookie” received a 0.6/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.171 million.

The CW and Univision tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3/1. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.247 million, Univision was seventh with 1.095 million.

For The CW, following “Batwoman,” the “Supergirl” season premiere at 9 had a 0.4/1 and 1.3 million viewers.

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