NBC’s “Trial & Error” returned with its Season 2 premiere Thursday, when the sitcom was found guilty of having fairly low ratings. The network was sentenced to another third-place ratings tie with Telemundo.
CBS finished first in primetime averages, thanks mostly to “Big Brother.” “The Four” on Fox handed the younger-skewing broadcaster second place among adults 18-49.
ABC ended up fifth in the main demo, despite airing all originals last night.
CBS was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. Between repeats, “Big Brother” at 9 p.m. landed a 1.6/7 and 5.6 million viewers.
Fox was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and third in viewers with 2.83 million. The singing competition was the only show on Fox’s primetime schedule, averaging those numbers from 8-10 p.m.
NBC and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. NBC was second in total viewers with 3.1 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.4 million.
For NBC, after a repeat, the season premiere of “Trial & Error” at 9 had a 0.6/3 and 3.3 million viewers. A second episode at 9:30 got a 0.5/2 and 2.7 million viewers.
ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.82 million. “Take Two” at 8 managed a 0.4/2 and 3.1 million viewers. “Match Game” at 9 received a 0.6/3 and 3 million viewers. At 10, “The Gong Show” got a 0.5/2 and 2.4 million viewers.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 557,000, airing just a pair of reruns.