Happy New Year, CBS, which got a cheap, easy win to become the top-rated and most-watched broadcast network in the one-day-long 2015. Technically, though, it tied with Univision in the main primetime ratings demo, so there’s that asterisk.
CBS reruns tied with Univision atop ABC and NBC originals on Thursday, also besting Fox and CW repeat lineups. NBC and ABC aired originals up until 10 p.m. Everything else in primetime was a rerun.
CBS and Univision each had a 1.0 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was first in viewers with an average of 5.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. Univision was fourth with 2.4 million.
Fox, ABC, and NBC tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.6/2. Fox was second in ratings with 2.8 million, ABC was third with 2.5 million, NBC was fifth with 2.2 million.
For ABC, “The Taste” at 8 p.m. received a 0.6/2 and 2.9 million viewers in its first half hour. Over its three subsequent 30-minute periods, “The Taste” had a 0.7/2 and 2.6 million viewers. Reruns followed at 10.
For NBC, “The Biggest Loser” at 8 got a 0.9/3 and 3.6 million viewers. At 8:30, the rating held but share and total viewership both dipped, to a 2 and 3.4 million, respectively. “Bad Judge” at 9 had a 0.5/1 and 2.1 million viewers. “A-to-Z” at 9:30 received a 0.4/1 and 1.3 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.107 million
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 1.050 million.