Ratings: ‘Training Day’ Gets Billy Clubbed in Weak Premiere

“Superior Donuts” opens well behind “Big Bang Theory”

Last Updated: February 3, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

The CBS adaptation of “Training Day” found no love in its Thursday night debut, with the hour-long police drama opening to anemic numbers in the ratings.

Airing at 10 p.m., the series managed just a 0.9 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 4.7 million viewers for its opening episode. For comparison, its timeslot competition for the night performed as follows: “Blacklist” on NBC drew a 0.9 rating and 5 million viewers, while “How to Get Away With Murder” drew a 1.3 rating and 4.7 million viewers.

Elsewhere on CBS, the news is much better. The new sitcom “Superior Donuts” took full advantage of its “Big Bang Theory” lead-in for an impressive opening night. Airing at 8:30, the Jermaine Fowler-Judd Hirsch comedy pulled an impressive 1.9 rating and 10.6 million viewers.

That makes “Superior Donuts” the second-best comedy debut of the season, behind fellow CBS series “Kevin Can Wait,” which opened to a 2.6 rating and 11.1 million viewers back in September.

The real test “Superior Donuts” will come next week, however, when it moves to its official Monday night time slot. Whether or not the show retains the audience it built last night remains to be seen.

ABC finished first for the night in the key demo with a 1.8 rating, but was second in total viewers with 6.6 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” drew a 2.3 rating and 8.4 million viewers at 8. “Scandal” followed at 9 with a 1.8 rating and 6.6 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” followed at 10.

CBS finished second in the demo with a 1.6 rating but first in total viewers with 8.3 million. “The Big Bang Theory” pulled in a 3.1 rating and 14.6 million viewers at 8, followed by “Superior Donuts” at 8:30. “Mom” drew a 1.6 rating and 8.8 million viewers at 9. “Life in Pieces” aired at 9:30 with a 1.3 rating and 6.7 million viewers. “Training Day” followed at 10.

NBC finished third overall with a 1.1 rating and 4.9 million viewers. “Superstore” scored a 1.2 rating and 4 million viewers at 8. The premiere of “Powerless” managed a 1.1 rating and 3.1 million viewers at 8:30. “Chicago Med” drew a 1.2 rating and 6.3 million viewers at 9. “Blacklist” followed at 10.

Fox came in fourth with a 0.9 rating and 2.9 million viewers. “Hell’s Kitchen” drew a 1.2 rating and 3.7 million viewers at 8. “My Kitchen Rules” followed at 9 with a 0.7 rating and 2.2 million viewers.

Univision finished fifth with a 0.7 rating and 2 million viewers.

Telemundo finished sixth with a 0.6 rating and 1.6 million viewers.

The CW finished seventh with a 0.5 rating and 1.4 million viewers. “Supernatural” drew a 0.6 and 1.8 million viewers at 8. “Riverdale” followed at 9 with a 0.4 rating and 1.1 million viewers.