ABC’s Boy Band Premiere Ratings Open Soft

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Premiere ratings for ABC’s new singing competition, Boy Band, were bested by comedy repeats on CBS and NBC and FOX game shows. Boy Band, which debuted with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and an average 2.99 million overall viewers, came in 4th in its time slot

Next week, the show cuts back to 1 hour. The numbers are likely to drop from here.

Via TV By The Numbers

Thursday night featured four premieres on the broadcast networks. Two of them fared reasonably well, and two were a little bit underwhelming.

The debut of “The Gong Show” on ABC posted a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, winning its hour by a comfortable margin. “Hollywood Game Night” opened a new season with a 0.8, in line with its most recent handful of episodes last year.

ABC’s “Boy Band” didn’t connect quite as well, drawing a 0.7 for its two-hour premiere.

8 p.m.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.0/5 6.32
Beat Shazam (FOX) 1.0/5 3.16
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) – P 0.8/4 3.79
Boy Band (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 0.7/3 2.99
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.3/2 1.21

8:30 p.m.

Superior Donuts (CBS) – R 0.8/4 4.51
9 p.m. The Wall (NBC) 0.9/4 4.44
Love Connection (FOX) 0.9/4 2.91
Mom (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.43
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.26

9:30 p.m.

Life in Pieces (CBS) – R 0.6/3 3.57
10 p.m. The Gong Show (ABC) – P 0.9/4 3.77
The Night Shift (NBC) – P 0.6/3 3.53
MacGyver (CBS) – R 0.5/2 2.96

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