Ratings: ‘The Weakest Link’ Drops 38% From Last Week’s Debate-Boosted Debut

Episode 2 of Jane Lynch-hosted reboot met the NBA Finals on ABC

Jane Lynch and “The Weakest Link” may be the only ones who actually enjoyed last week’s presidential debate. (OK, so did CBS’ “Love Island” and Fox’s “Cosmos,” both of which also led in to the train-wreck showdown between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.)

Last week, NBC’s “Weakest Link” reboot debuted to a 1.3 rating/7 share among adults 18-49 and 6.1 million total viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers that are directly comparable to the ones in this story. The trivia show would adjust down in final figures to a 1.2 rating and 5.9 million viewers.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio