“Hollywood Game Night” went directly to (ratings) jail on Sunday, when it posted series-record lows in both the key demo and in total viewers.
Pairing the Jane Lynch-hosted game show with reruns, NBC settled for a fourth-place tie with Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo in the key adults 18-49 demographic last night.
ABC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The season finale of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 p.m. had a 0.6/5 and 4.6 million viewers. At 8, “Celebrity Family Feud” received a 0.8/5 and 5.2 million viewers. “Press Your Luck” at 9 got a 0.7/4 and 3.9 million viewers. At 10, “Match Game” closed primetime with a 0.6/4 and 3.5 million viewers.
CBS was second in ratings with a 0.5/3 and first in viewers with 5.1 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 0.7/5 and 7.8 million viewers. Reruns followed.
Fox was third in ratings with a 0.4/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. Fox aired a NASCAR race in primetime for the east coast. The west coast got reruns when primetime rolled around.
NBC, Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.3/2. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 1.7 million, Univision was fifth with 834,000 and Telemundo was sixth with 832,000.
For NBC, “Hollywood Game Night” at 7 settled for a 0.2/2 and 1.6 million viewers. Repeats followed.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 416,000, airing all reruns.