Fox’s New ‘Joe Millionaire’ Premiere Is More ‘Poorer’ Than ‘Richer’ in Ratings

Sans NFL football competition, CBS shows all hit season highs in total viewers

“Joe Millionaire: For Richer or For Poorer” didn’t provide a wealth of viewers to Fox on Thursday. The series premiere also underwhelmed in ratings among adults 18-49.

Fox, which filled its entire primetime with the two-hour “Joe Millionaire” debut, tied ABC for third place in ratings. It was last among the Big 4 broadcast networks in total viewers.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • • Twitter: @tonymaglio