TV Ratings: ABC’s ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Wins Thursday

Last night’s episode of “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” at 8 p.m., the star-studded ABC spinoff of the original game show led by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, was the winner of Thursday’s Live+Same Day overnight, fast affiliate numbers. The series garnered a 0.8 rating in the key, adults ages 18-49 demographic, and 6.39 million viewers.

The rest of ABC’s slate for Thursday night included a new episode of “The Chase” at 9 p.m., which earned a 0.6 rating in the key demo and 4.72 million viewers, and “The Hustlers” in the next hour-long broadcast window, which drew a 0.5 in the key demo and 2.98 million viewers.

Elsewhere on television, Fox aired a new episode of “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 p.m., which attracted 2.49 million viewers and a 0.7 in the 18-49 demo, ranking in second place for the night’s telecasts overall. The network also dropped new episodes of “Call Me Kat” at 9 p.m. (0.6, 2.42) and “Last Man Standing” at 9:30 p.m. (0.4, 2.46).

NBC ran a new episode of “Mr. Mayor” from 8 to 8:30, which earned a 0.5 in the 18-49 key demo and 3.2 million viewers. It should be noted that for the past three telecasts, that key demo rating has been consistent for the Ted Danson-fronted sitcom. For the next half-hour, NBC aired a new episode of “Superstore,” which drew a 0.4 in the key demo and 2 million viewers. NBC ran encores back-to-back of “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 and “Dateline NBC” at 10 p.m.

Additionally, CBS aired reruns of “Young Sheldon” at 8 and 8:30 p.m., as well as a rerun of “Mom” at 9 p.m.  The network also dropped new episodes of “The Unicorn” at 9:30 p.m. (0.3, 3.06), followed by “Star Trek: Discovery” at 10 p.m. (0.2, 1.78).

Also on at primetime on Thursday was a new episode of The CW’s “Walker” at 8 p.m., which had a comparably hugely successful premiere last week thanks to its lead being a “Supernatural” alum and luring in fans. The debut season’s second episode scored a 0.3 in the key, adults ages 18-49 demo and 2.10 million viewers. The network also ran a new episode of “Vampire Diaries” spinoff “Legacies,” which drew a 0.2 in the key demo (up 25% compared to last week) and 0.73 million viewers.

Over on the Spanish language giants, Univision dropped new episodes of Mexican telenovelas “Vencer el desamor” at 8 p.m. (0.5, 1.66), and “Imperio de Mentiras” at 9 p.m. (0.4, 1.32). At 10 p.m., Univision ran a new episode of Brazilian telenovela “A Dona do Pedaço (Dulce Ambición),” which drew a 0.2 in the key demo and a little over a million viewers. Throughout the evening, Telemundo ran a new episode of the athletic skill and endurance competition series “Exatlón Estados Unidos” (0.3, 0.97) at 8 p.m., as well as a new episode of the Silvia Navarro-starring telenovela “La Suerte de Loli” at 9 p.m. (0.3, 1.15).  Telemundo Global Studios-produced telenovela “Buscando a Friday” also premiered last night at 10 p.m., scoring a 0.3 in the key demo and 948,000 viewers.

Overall on Tuesday night, ABC and Fox were tied for number one in the key, adults ages 18-49 demographic, each obtaining a 0.6 rating. ABC, however, was in first place for average viewership (4.7 million), with Fox behind (2.46 million). Coming up on third was NBC in the key demo (0.5) with 2.7 million viewers. Univision rounded out fourth place, drawing an average 0.5 in the key demo and 1.33 million viewers. Last but not least were CBS, Telemundo and The CW, which all tied for third in the key demo with a 0.3 rating. In terms of viewership, CBS garnered the most viewers of the three (3.14 million), while The CW came second (1.34 million). Telemundo drew an average of 1.025 million viewers.

 

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