Ratings: Shondaland’s ‘For the People’ Does Even Worse in Week 2

At least ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” grew week to week with its latest season finale


ABC’s “For the People” doesn’t look like it’s going to be up for renewal: Following a rerun, the newest Shondaland drama dropped 25 percent in key demo ratings from last week’s already soft starting point.

NBC’s “Rise” held up better, even without a “This Is Us” lead-in. With “The Voice” dominating at 8 p.m., NBC walked away with a Tuesday primetime victory.

With “Fresh Off the Boat” growing for its season finale, ABC finished second among adults 18-49. CBS was runner-up in total viewers, despite airing entirely repeats.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” earned a 2.1/9 and 10.7 million viewers. At 9, “Rise” received a 1.1/4 and 5.5 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 10 had a 1.2/5 and 6.9 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and third in viewers with 3/6 million. “The Middle” at 8 posted a 1.3/6 and 5.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” got a 1.0/4 and 3.6 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 1.1/4 and 3.9 million viewers. After a “Modern Family” rerun, “For the People” at 10 settled for a 0.6/3 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and second in viewers with 7 million.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 2.2 million. Following a repeat, “LA to Vegas” at 9 had a 0.6/2 and 2.2 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mick” got a 0.7/2 and 2 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth with total viewers with 1.5 million viewers, Telemundo was seventh with 1.26 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.27 million. After a rerun, “Black Lightning” received a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers.