Ratings: No One Watched What Happened on Fred Savage’s ‘What Just Happened??!’ Debut

CBS’ Season 2 premiere for “Instinct” is a real dud, too

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A mere 809,000 total viewers watched what happened on the debut of new Fox series “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage.”

That wasn’t the only letdown last night — it was just the worst. On CBS, the Season 2 premiere of “Instinct” settled for a new series low in total viewers. Its key-demo rating was also a new low for the Alan Cumming drama’s regular time slot.

ABC won Sunday primetime among adults 18-49, CBS edged the Disney-owned broadcaster in terms of total-viewer averages.

ABC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, “Celebrity Family Feud” at 8 p.m. had a 0.8/4 and 4.9 million viewers. At 9, “The $100,000 Pyramid” got a 0.7/4 and 4.6 million viewers. “To Tell the Truth” at 10 received a 0.7/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.5/3 and first in viewers with 4.5 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 0.5/3 and 6.8 million viewers. “Big Brother” at 8 got a 1.0/5 and 4.5 million viewers. The “Instinct” season premiere at 9 settled for a 0.3/1 and 3.6 million viewers. A Season 1 episode of CBS All Access series “The Good Fight” followed.

NBC and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. NBC was third in total viewers with 2.6 million, airing all repeats; Univision was fourth with 1.001 million.

Fox and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3. Fox had a 2 share, Telemundo got a 1 share. Fox was fifth in total viewers with 957,000, Telemundo was sixth with 881,000.

For Fox, following the conclusion of the U.S. Senior Open and some reruns, “What Just Happened??!” debuted to a 0.3/1.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 574,000. “Burden of Truth” at 8 had a 0.1/0 and 547,000 viewers. Repeats followed.