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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Great American Baking Show’ Premiere Gets Burned

Fourth place Fox’s ”Orville“ season finale stays pretty steady with last week

Thursday’s primetime saw a bit of a raw start for ABC’s “Great American Baking Show,” and the Nielsen ratings for Fox’s Season 1 finale for “The Orville” weren’t exactly out-of-this-world either.

Those host networks finished third and fourth, respectively, among the Big 4 broadcast channels last night. NBC and its “Thursday Night Football” was No. 1, and the “Big Bang Theory”-boosted CBS finished runner-up.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.7 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10 million, according to preliminary numbers. A pregame show leading-in to the New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons game itself average those numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.6/6 and in viewers with 9.1 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.8/11 and 14.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” put up a 2.2/8 and 12.5 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 received a 1.4/5 and 8.8 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” had a 1.1/4 and 6.5 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 got a 0.9/4 and 6.2 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “Shrek the Halls” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9, “Toy Story That Time Forgot” got a 0.8/3 and 4 million viewers. “The Great American Baking Show” at 10 premiered to a 0.8/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.1 million. “Gotham” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 2.6 million viewers. At 9, “The Orville” season-ending episode got a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.3 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.5 million. “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.7 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million.