ABC’s “American Idol” revival is singing a different tune this week, as it dropped 26 percent in viewers and 22 percent in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, set against the series premiere of CBS’ “Instinct” and return of NBC’s “Little Big Shots.”
The kickoff to “Idol”s second week faired better in the key demo against the Alan Cumming-led drama’s debut, it didn’t pull in as many eyeballs, helping pave the way for CBS to grab the win in total viewers for the night.
ABC and CBS tied for first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers.
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CBS was first in total viewers with 9 million.
ABC was second in viewers with 6.2 million.
NBC was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 5.3 million.
Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 1.8 million.
Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 931,000.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 734,000.
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Source: The Wrap