FOX kicked off its pandemic-proof fall schedule Monday evening with the premieres of L.A.’s Finest and Filthy Rich.
L.A.’s Finest Season 1 Episode 1, which has been obtainable on Spectrum for over a 12 months, delivered 2.9 million whole viewers and a 0.5 score.
While these numbers are gentle, on condition that the collection is an acquisition, it could not have been a expensive pickup for FOX.
The large disappointment, nonetheless, is Filthy Rich, which was pushed from earlier this 12 months to the autumn schedule in order that the community had extra authentic content material throughout COVID-19 instances.
Filthy Rich Season 1 Episode 1 had 2.9 million viewers and a paltry 0.4 score within the demo.
Given that new reveals are inclined to drop within the neighborhood of 10 to twenty p.c in week two, this isn’t an excellent begin.
The collection will have to be a roaring success in post-airdate outcomes to face an opportunity at sticking round.
Over on CBS, Love Island was regular as a rock with 1.8 million whole viewers and a 0.5 score.
Despite not being successful within the conventional rankings, it’s bringing the community the 18-34 crowd.
Last 12 months, the collection pulled in strong rankings by CBS All Access, so it is doable that it may very well be simply as robust… and even stronger this season.
Time will inform.
Manhunt: Deadly Games, an acquisition, had an anemic 1.6 million whole viewers and a 0.3 score within the demo.
It is nothing greater than schedule filler because the community prepares to convey again its authentic scripted collection later this 12 months.
American Ninja Warrior was regular for NBC with 3.4 million viewers and a 0.5 score throughout two hours.
Dateline closed off the evening with 3 million viewers and a 0.4 score.
The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway (0.8 million viewers and a 0.2 score) and Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.7 million/0.1 score) had been on par with latest outcomes.
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