American Idol Premiere Ratings Slip, WOD Hits Series Low

AMERICAN IDOL - "201 (Auditions)" - "American Idol" returns to The ABC Television Network on SUNDAY, MARCH 3 (8:00Ð10:01 p.m. EST), streaming and on demand, after first making its return to airwaves as the No. 1 reality show launch for its inaugural season on the network during the 2017-2018 season. (ABC/Josh Vertucci) UCHE

Last night, the American Idol premiere on ABC garnered a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 key demo. That’s down from last season’s 2.3 opening number. However, 1.7 is on par with last season’s average. (1.7) and better than the season finale (1.6).

In it’s new time slot, World of Dance–without an America’s Got Talent or The Voice lead in–matched a season low 1.0 rating in the demo.

For a comparison, last week, The Voice season 16 bowed with a 2.1 rating in the demo.

Via TV By The Numbers

7 p.m.

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 1.1/5 6.65
60 Minutes (CBS) 1.0/4 10.24
World of Dance (NBC) – S 0.5/2 3.01
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.40

7:30 p.m.

Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.33

8 p.m.

American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.7/7 8.63
World of Dance (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/4 4.17
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.9/4 2.32
God Friended Me (CBS) 0.7/3 6.83
Supergirl (The CW) 0.4/2 1.18

8:30 p.m.

Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.8/4 2.04

9 p.m.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.9/4 6.92
Family Guy (FOX) 0.8/4 2.10
Charmed (The CW) 0.3/1 0.75

9:30 p.m.

Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.7/3 1.78

10 p.m.

Shark Tank (ABC) 0.9/4 4.21
Good Girls (NBC) – P 0.7/3 2.77
Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.6/3 5.17

 

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