Ratings: ABC Finishes Fourth With ‘Great American Baking Show’ Finale

Fox’s “My Kitchen Rules” premieres on the back burner

Last Updated: January 13, 2017 @ 9:10 AM

ABC finished last among the Big 4 broadcasters in Thursday’s TV ratings, when the Disney-owned broadcaster aired the “Great American Baking Show” season finale and two hours of African-American music special “Taking the Stage.”

CBS was first in primetime averages, despite starting the night off with a rerun. Fortunately, that repeat was still “The Big Bang Theory,” which easily won its time slot.

NBC and Fox tied for second in the key 18-49 demographic. The latter net’s “My Kitchen Rules” quietly debuted last night, clocking in last among the Big 4 in terms of total viewers. It tied “Taking the Stage” in the main demo that hour, however.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following the rerun, “The Great Indoors” at 8:30 p.m. put up a 1.4/5 and 7.2 million viewers. At 9, “Mom” had a 1.3/5 and 7.3 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 got a 1.2/4 and 5.9 million viewers. “Pure Genius” at 10 received a  0.9/3 and 5.2 million viewers.

NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.1/4. NBC was second in total viewers with 5.34 million, Fox was fourth with 3.2 million.

For NBC, “Superstore” at 8 had a 1.2/5 and 3.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” got a 1.1/4 and 3.6 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 9 received a 1.2/4 and 6.8 million viewers. At 10, “The Blacklist” closed prime to a 1.0/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

For Fox, “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 cooked up a 1.2/5 and 3.9 million viewers. At 9, “My Kitchen Rules” premiered to a 0.9/3 and 2.6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and third in viewers with 5.26 million. “The Great American Baking Show” at 8 concluded with a 1.0/4 and 5.1 million viewers. That overall eyeball count was the show’s biggest to-date. At 9, 120 minutes of “Taking the Stage: Changing America” averaged a 0.9/3 and 5.3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.9 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 962,000, running just repeats.