Ratings: CW’s ‘Vixen’ Premieres on Broadcast to Practically Nobody

Network draws just 693,000 total viewers in primetime

CW's 'Vixen'
CW's 'Vixen'

If an animated CW Seed series moves to broadcast TV and fewer than 700,000 people watch, did it still actually premiere?

OK, yes, “Vixen” did — but the Greg Berlanti show didn’t get off to a good start. The CW finished pretty far back in seventh place last night in broadcast’s Nielsen ratings race. To be fair to the creator and young-skewing broadcast network, these “Vixen” episodes technically got their start two years ago online.

On the opposite end of the rankings, NBC and Fox tied for first in the main demo, with the “America’s Got Talent” home coming up aces among total viewers.

NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.2 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 6.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Fox was third with 3.7 million overall audience members.

For NBC, “AGT” at 8 p.m. put up a 2.0/9 and 11.1 million viewers. “Marlon” at 9 had a 1.2/5 and 5.1 million viewers. A second episode at 9:30 got a 1.0/4 and 3.8 million viewers. A rerun followed.

For Fox, the first hour of “MasterChef” at 8 posted a 1.1/5 and 3.5 million viewers. Hour 2 rose to a 1.3/5 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and second in viewers with 4.2 million. “Big Brother” at 8 earned a 1.8/8 and 6.2 million viewers. At 9, “Salvation” received a 0.5/2 and 3.5 million viewers. A repeat followed.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 3 million. After reruns, a special 10 o’clock “20/20” on Hurricane Harvey’s Houston devastation had a 0.7/3 and 3.6 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 1.65 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.59 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 693,000. “Vixen” was the only show on the network’s schedule.