Ratings: John Cena’s ‘American Grit’ Proves to Be No Champion With Soft Premiere

Fox finishes fourth on ABC-claimed Thursday

Last Updated: April 15, 2016 @ 10:36 AM

Fox’s “American Grit” had no teeth on Thursday, when the military style competition series quietly premiered. Its home broadcast network finished fourth among the Big 4 channels.

The Shondaland-packed ABC won the night with a strong two-hour “Grey’s Anatomy” and weak “The Catch.” The competition wasn’t close in the key 18-49 demographic, but the race was tighter among total viewers.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s” at 8 p.m. ET scored a 2.2/8 and 8 million viewers. “The Catch” at 10 managed a 1.0/4 and 4.8 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and in viewers with 6.3 million. Following a rerun, “The Odd Couple” at 8:30 p.m. ET had a 1.5/6 and 7.2 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 got a 1.5/5 and 7.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “2 Broke Girls” posted a 1.5/5 and 6.3 million viewers. “Rush Hour” at 10 received a 0.9/3 and 4.4 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 4.6 million. “Strong” at 8 p.m. ET had a 0.8/3 and 3.2 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 9 got a 1.3/5 and 6.6 million viewers. “Game of Silence” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 4 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Bones” at 8 p.m. ET had a 0.9/4 and 4.4 million viewers. “American Grit” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 2.4 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 1.9 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and seventh in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in sixth viewers with 1.6 million. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 p.m. ET received a 0.7/3 and 2 million viewers. At 9, “The 100” put up a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million viewers.

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