Fox’s ‘The Big Leap’ Suffers Big 50% Drop in Week 2 Ratings

And NBC’s “Ordinary Joe” appears more ordinary this week vs. last

The Big Leap

Fox’s “The Big Leap” just took a big tumble: The show-within-a-show drama/musical sank 50% from last week’s 0.4 rating from the series premiere. Regular readers of these daily Live + Same Day fast-national ratings stories will know that the 0.4 wasn’t any good to begin with — a 0.2 is entering “terrible” territory.

The show retained overall viewership a bit better, *only* sinking 25% from Premiere Week 2021.

“The Big Leap” was not the only new show to decline last night. NBC’s “Ordinary Joe” is beginning to look a bit more ordinary in Week 2. CBS’ “NCIS: Hawai’i” retained a bit better.

Due to an NFL preemption in Dallas for the Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles game, the below early Nielsen numbers for ABC should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

For now, NBC and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.7 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. NBC was second in total viewers with 5.3 million, ABC was third with 5 million.

For NBC, “The Voice” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 0.9 rating and 6.7 million total viewers. At 10, “Ordinary Joe” got a 0.4 rating and 2.7 million viewers.

For ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” from 8 to 10 averaged a 0.8 rating and 5.2 million total viewers. At 10, “The Good Doctor” season premiere got a 0.6 rating and 4.6 million total viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.6 and first in total viewers with 6.1 million. “The Neighborhood” at 8 had a 0.6 rating and 5.2 million total viewers. At 8:30, “Bob Hearts Abishola” got a 0.6 rating and 5.3 million total viewers. “NCIS” at 9 landed a 0.7 rating and 7.8 million total viewers. At 10, “NCIS: Hawai’i” received a 0.5 rating and 5.4 million total viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.5 and in total viewers with 3.3 million. At 8, “9-1-1” drew a 0.8 rating and 5.1 million total viewers. “The Big Leap” at 9 settled for a 0.2 rating and 1.5 million total viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in total viewers with 413,000. “Roswell, New Mexico” at 8 had a 0.1 rating and 489,000 total viewers. A rerun followed.

We do not have early Nielsen numbers for Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.