Ratings: Fox Has to Share First Place With NBC and CBS as ‘BH90210’ Slips Again

Coulda been worse if ABC didn’t air all reruns

Last Updated: August 22, 2019 @ 9:28 AM

This trajectory is the (Peach) pits. “Beverly Hills, 90210” revival “BH90210” slipped again in Wednesday’s rating, forcing Fox to share first place with NBC and CBS. Fox was last among the trio in terms of total viewers.

To be fair to Fox, “BH90210” is not (yet, perhaps) getting bad ratings — they’re just no longer good enough for standalone wins. And if the trend continues, Fox may soon not even compete for the primetime tie. But listen: “America’s Got Talent” (even the recap shows) and “Big Brother” are no bums.

ABC was a non-factor last night with its all-rerun lineup, ending up in a three-way tie of its own with Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.

NBC, CBS and Fox tied for first in ratings, each with a 0.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC and Fox had 4 shares, CBS got a 3. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 4.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. CBS was second with 3.2 million total viewers, Fox was third with 2.6 million.

For NBC, “America’s Got Talent” at 8 p.m. scored a 1.1/6 and 7.9 million viewers. At 9, “Songland” struck a 0.7/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 10, “Hollywood Game Night” settled for a 0.4/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

For CBS, “Big Brother” at 8 posted a 1.3/7 and 4.5 million viewers. The network aired reruns after that.

For Fox, “MasterChef” at 8 received a 0.7/4 and 3 million viewers. At 9, “BH90210” earned a 0.8/4 and 2.2 million viewers.

ABC, Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2 rating. ABC was fourth in viewers with 2.1 million, Univision was fifth with 1.099 million and Telemundo was sixth with 1.077.

For ABC, the night was filled with encores.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 658,000. At 8, “Bulletproof” managed a 0.1/1 and 620,000 viewers. At 9, “Hypnotize Me” got a 0.2/1 and 697,000 viewers.