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The premiere of Fox’s Lego Masters built up a solid audience on Wednesday. The competition series delivered the second best series-debut rating of the season in adults 18-49 — and the only one to beat it had an NFL lead-in.
The premiere scored a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic, behind only the NFL-boosted 3.1 for 911: Lone Star (also on Fox) on Jan. 19. Lego Masters also drew 4.84 million viewers, way above Fox’s same-day average in the time period this season (1.65 million for Almost Family).
The Masked Singer fell back to its normal levels after Sunday’s post-Super Bowl premiere (the usual pattern for such shows in recent years). It drew a 2.0 in adults 18-49 and 7.4 million viewers, in line with the show’s fall averages (2.0, 7.1 million).
Fox’s unscripted lineup topped a special edition of The Bachelor on ABC, which averaged a 1.3 in adults 18-49 and 5.08 million viewers for its two hours. Stumptown (0.4, 2.28 million) was on par with its week-ago performance.
NBC’s Chicago Med (8.6 million viewers) and Chicago Fire (8.18 million) were the two most watched shows in primetime, and Chicago P.D. (7.15 million) ranked fourth. All three averaged 1.1 in the 18-49 demo.
A week after hitting season highs in the same-day ratings, CBS’ Criminal Minds slipped to season lows. A pair of episodes at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. averaged 4.05 million viewers and earned a 0.6 and a 0.5 in adults 18-49. A Survivor retrospective special at 8 p.m. averaged 3.88 million viewers and 0.6 in the demo. The CW’s Riverdale (0.2 in adults 18-49) and Nancy Drew (0.1) were steady.
Fox’s 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo led primetime by a comfortable margin over NBC’s 1.1. ABC came in third with a 1.0. CBS finished with a 0.6 followed by Univision at 0.5 and Telemundo at 0.4. The CW averaged 0.2.
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