NBC’s “Red Nose Day” brings in more clowns than 2018, but declines in key demo
“Elementary” didn’t really take anyone to school on Thursday when the CBS drama’s seventh and final season started with a new low for a premiere.
To be fair to the Lucy Liu series, “Elementary,” was the most-watched show at 10 o’clock last night. Kate del Castillo’s “La Reina Del Sur” fared better among adults 18-49, with a 0.6 rating.
ABC’s Farrah Fawcett special was the night’s most-watched show. On NBC, its annual “Red Nose Day” special added viewers but slipped in the key demo.
ABC and CBS tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.6 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. ABC was first in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers, CBS was second with 4.7 million.
For ABC, “This Is Farrah Fawcett” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 0.7/3 and 5.8 million viewers. A rerun followed.
For CBS, following repeats, “Elementary” settled for a 0.5/3 and 2.9 million viewers.
NBC, Telemundo, Fox and Univision all tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. NBC was third in total viewers with 2.2 million, Telemundo was fourth with 1.25 million, Fox was fifth with 1.24 million, Univision was sixth with 1 million.
For NBC, “Red Nose Day” from 8-10 averaged a 0.4/2 and 2.2 million viewers. A special “Red Nose Day” edition of “Hollywood Game Night” at 10 got a 0.4/2 and 2 million viewers.
Fox aired two hours of “Paradise Hotel” last night, filling up its primetime and averaging the Nielsen numbers we mentioned above.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 673,000. At 8, “iZombie” managed a 0.2/1 and 751,000 viewers. “In the Dark” at 9 had a 0.2/1 and 594,000 viewers.