The costumed singing competition delivered a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, down 0.7 (23 percent) from its premiere. That’s in line with the second-episode declines for other new series this season. It also fell about 25 percent in viewers from 9.36 million to 7.06 million. Fox’s other unscripted show, 24 Hours to Hell and Back, slipped a tenth of a point to 1.1.
Schooled, a spinoff of The Goldbergs, debuted to solid ratings, retaining all of its parent show’s 1.3 demo rating and more than 90 percent of its total audience. The 1.3 for Schooled tied for the fourth-best premiere rating for a new comedy this season.
Modern Family also scored a 1.3 for ABC. Single Parents was at 0.8, and Match Game premiered with a 0.6, a little below its 2017-18 average.
NBC’s Chicago Med and Chicago Fire (1.3 each) returned, up slightly from their last episodes in early December and were the night’s two most watched shows. Chicago P.D. ticked down to 1.0. SEAL Team and Criminal Minds both recorded 0.8s for CBS, in line with their season averages.
Fox led primetime among adults 18-49 with a 1.7 rating, topping NBC’s 1.2 by half a point. ABC was third at 1.0, a little ahead of CBS’ 0.9. The CW managed just a 0.1 with a night of reruns.