9:05am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Hunted' Takes a Hit, ABC's White House Interview Leads Wednesday
Hunted suffered a very steep drop after Sunday's post-NFL sampling. The new reality show, airing for an extended two hours on CBS, averaged a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers.
A drop from the premiere, a 2016-17 best in the key demo, was expected, but the effort came back down to earth slightly earlier than expected. Elsewhere on CBS, Code Black posted an even 0.9 rating among adults 18-49.
With quite a few repeats across the board, ABC nabbed a demo victory for the night with David Muir's sit-down with U.S. president and The Apprentice executive producer Donald Trump. The special, repurposed across the ABC News suite, earned a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers.
Fox was the only other Big Four network with anything new on Wednesday. Lethal Weapon (1.4 adults) and Star (1.2 adults) retained last week's scores.