Ratings: ABC’s ‘Wicked City’ Premiere Strikes Out Versus World Series

Drama debut settles for last place across Big 4’s shared 10 o’clock time slot

Last Updated: October 30, 2015 @ 9:03 AM

ABC’s “Wicked City” swung and missed on Tuesday when it debuted opposite Fox’s monstrous World Series Game 1.

The new drama managed just a 0.9 rating in the key 18-49 demographic and 3.3 million total viewers. Both of those numbers limped to fourth-place finishes across the Big 4 networks’ shared 10 o’clock time slot — as did ABC overall in primetime.

NBC finished second in the key 18-49 demographic thanks in part to a surging “Chicago Fire.” CBS was a comfortable second in total viewers last night.

Fox and its Fall Classic walked to an easy victory last night; read all about Game 1’s metered market ratings here.

Behind Fox’s World Series coverage, NBC was second in ratings with a 1.8 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 7.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “Best Time Ever” had a 1.1/3 and 4.3 million viewers. “The Voice” at 9 earned a 2.5/7 and 9.9 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 rose 19 percent to a 1.9/6, along with 7.8 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.7/5 and second in viewers with 12.3 million. “NCIS” at 8 posted a 2.0/7 and 16.4 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 9 got a 1.6/5 and 12.9 million viewers. “Limitless” at 10 received a 1.4/4 and 7.6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. At 8, “The Muppets” had a 1.4/5 and 4.3 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 8:30 got a 1.4/4 and 3.8 million viewers. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 9 received a 1.4/4 and 3.8 million viewers. “Wicked City” followed with just a 3 share.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. “The Flash” at 8 had a 1.3/4 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” got a 0.6/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and in viewers with 2.2 million.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

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