Ratings: CBS’ ‘Doubt’ Is a Dud, No Doubt

Laverne Cox legal drama drops 25 percent from already weak premiere

CBS' 'Doubt'

Let there be no more doubt about the lack of interest in CBS’ “Doubt.”

Wednesday’s second episode of the Laverne Cox legal drama dropped 25 percent in TV ratings from last week’s poor premiere. That decline can be seen in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers.

As such, CBS relinquished the evening’s regular overall audience win to NBC. ABC’s sitcoms carried the Disney broadcaster to the top slot among adults 18-49.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted demo, but third in total viewers with an average of 5.121 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Goldbergs” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.7/7 and 6.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” had a 1.5/6 ad 5.3 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 scored a 2.0/7 and 6.7 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9:30 received a 1.6/6 and 5.4 million viewers. An hour of “Match Game” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.9/4 and 3.6 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.3/5, but fourth in viewers with 5.050 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 put up a 1.3/5 and 6.2 million viewers. At 9, “Star” landed a 1.2/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4, but first in viewers with 5.428 million. “Blindspot” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” got a 1.3/5 and 5.7 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 10 received a 1.3/5 and 6.5 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4, but second in viewers with 5.420 million. “Hunted” at 8 had a 1.2/4 and 5.1 million viewers. At 9, “Criminal Minds” got a 1.3/5 and 7.2 million viewers. At 10, “Doubt” settled for a 0.6/2 and 4 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.1 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million. “Arrow” at 8 received a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. “The 100” at 9 managed a 0.4/1 and 1 million viewers.