‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’ Tops 15 Million Viewers on Night 3

Primetime tournament grows overall audience, but ticks down another one-tenth of a Nielsen point in key demo ratings

Last Updated: January 10, 2020 @ 10:32 AM

Answer: This primetime special topped 15 million viewers on Thursday. Question: What is ABC’s “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time?”

“Jeopardy! GOAT” grew its overall audience again on Night 3. The tournament ticked down another one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point in total viewers, however.

No problem: ABC still handily won the night, more than doubling its closest competitor’s primetime averages in both main metrics.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The “Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time” special at 8 p.m. posted a 2.2/11 and 15.4 million viewers. “Truth & Lies: The Jeffrey Epstein Story” from 9 to 11 averaged a 1.1/6 and 6.2 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and third in viewers with 4.2 million. Two “Last Man Standing” episodes in a row in the 8 o’clock hour received 0.8/4s and averages of 4.4 million viewers. “Deputy” at 9 got a 0.7/3 and 4 million viewers.

CBS, NBC and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.6/3. CBS was second in viewers with 4.9 million, NBC was fourth with 2.7 million, and Univision was fifth with 1.7 million.

For CBS, “Young Sheldon” at 8 landed a 1.0/5 and 7.5 million viewers. “The Unicorn” at 8:30 had a 0.6/3 and 4.8 million viewers. At 9, “Mom” got a 0.8/4 and 5.9 million viewers. “Carol’s Second Act” at 9:30 received a 0.6/3 and 4.9 million viewers. At 10, “Evil” settled for a 0.4/2 and 3.1 million viewers.

For NBC, “Superstore” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” got a 0.6/3 and 2.2 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9 received a 0.5/3 and 2.4 million viewers. “Perfect Harmony” at 9:30 managed a 0.4/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 10, “Law & Order: SVU” picked things back up with a 0.7/4 and 3.7 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 796,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/0 and in viewers with 507,000 viewers, airing reruns.

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