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Ratings: ‘MVP – Most Valuable Performer,’ Reruns Drop CBS From 1st to 4th

NFL talent show finishes last at 8 p.m.

“MVP” was not a “Most Valuable Performer” for CBS, despite placekicker Justin Tucker’s (pictured above) impressive opera skills.

With the NFL talent show at 8 p.m. and a bunch of reruns afterward, CBS fell from last week’s tallest ratings podium to dead last among the Big 4 broadcast networks. Though Les Moonves’ lineup was fourth place in the key 18-49 demographic, it was able to come in second in terms of total viewers.

Thanks mostly to “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC finished No. 1 among adults 18-49 and in overall eyeballs.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s” at 8 p.m. scored a 2.2/9 and 8.5 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” had a 1.3/5 and 5.2 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” got a 1.0/4 and 3.5 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.2/5, but fourth in viewers with 3.6 million. “The Four” was the only show on Fox’s schedule, posting those Nielsen numbers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 4.1 million. “Superstore” at 8 received a 1.2/5 and 4.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” got a 1.1/4 and 3.6 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Great News” at 9:30 managed a 0.5/2 and 2.2 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 finished the day part to a 1.1/4 and 6 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3, but second in viewers with 5.1 million. “MVP” at 8 settled for a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers. Repeats followed.

The CW, Univision and Telemundo all tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.5/2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.7 million, Univision was sixth with 1.5 million, and Telemundo was seventh with 1.2 million.

For The CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers.