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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Beat Shazam’ and ‘Love Connection’ Premieres Top Thursday

NBC’s Red Nose Day programming settles for second

Fox’s “Beat Shazam” debut beat everything else in its time slot in the key 18-49 demographic last night, and so did the network’s “Love Connection” premiere.

As a result, Fox finished first Thursday in the main demo, topping NBC’s Red Nose Day programming in the process. CBS was No. 1 among total viewers, despite airing mostly reruns.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 3.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Beat Shazam” at 8 p.m. landed a 1.2/5 and 3.6 million viewers. “Love Connection” at 9 started off with a 1.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.6 million. “American Ninja Warrior: Celebrity Edition” at 8 had a 1.1/5 and 4.2 million viewers. At 9, the Red Nose Day edition of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” got a 0.9/4 and 3.9 million viewers. The actual “Red Nose Day” special at 10 received a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.7/3, but first in viewers with 4.2 million. Following repeats, “The Amazing Race” at 10 managed a 0.6/2 and 3.6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 2.4 million, airing all reruns.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 903,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 728,000, running just repeats.