Ratings: ABC’s Tonya Harding ‘Truth and Lies’ Clubs Fox’s ‘The Four’

CBS skates to first-place finish with “Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon”

Last Updated: January 12, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

It’s the truth: the Tonya Harding episode of “Truth and Lies” just kneecapped “The Four.” As a result, ABC leapfrogged Fox to finish second on Thursday in Nielsen numbers.

CBS was still the No. 1 network in primetime, thanks to “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon.” With “Will & Grace,” NBC was third among total viewers, but the “Superstore” home settled for fourth in the key 18-49 demographic.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Big Bang” at 8 p.m. scored a 3.0/12 and 15.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” earned a 2.5/10 and 14 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 posted a 1.6/6 and 9.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” had a 1.2/5 and 7.1 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 got a 1.1/4 and 6.3 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 5.6 million. Following a rerun, “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” landed a 1.4/6 and 6.6 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and fourth in viewers with 3.3 million. “The Four” was the only show on the network’s schedule, averaging those numbers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 4 million. “Superstore” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and 3.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” got a 1.0/4 and 3.1 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9 received a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “Great News” settled for a 0.6/2 and 2.4 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.9/4 and 5.2 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and seventh in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.3 million. The Critics Choice Awards was the only telecast on the broadcaster’s schedule.