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‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Premiere Loses 45% of Viewers From Last Season’s Start

”The Flash“ Season 8 premiere holds up a bit better

The CW brought back “Riverdale” (in an alternate reality) and “The Flash” (for possibly the final season) on Tuesday, though it didn’t change the network’s ranking among broadcasters. “Riverdale” struggled a bit more than its lead-in, losing 45% of last season’s premiere viewers. “The Flash” Season 8 premiere was down 24% from its Season 7 start.

Anyway, The CW finished in last place, as per usual. NBC topped Tuesday primetime in the key ratings demo, adults 18-49, but CBS was No. 1 in total viewers.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 0.6 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. put up a 0.8 rating and 6.6 million total viewers. At 9, “La Brea” landed a 0.6 rating and 4.6 million total viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 had a 0.4 rating and 3.2 million total viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.5. CBS was first in total viewers with 6.2 million, ABC was third with 2.3 million.

For CBS, “FBI” at 8 received a 0.6 and 7.4 million viewers. At 9, “FBI: International” had a 0.5 and 5.8 million viewers. “FBI: Most Wanted” closed out the block at 10 with a 0.5 and 5.4 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.3 and in total viewers with 2.1 million. 

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in total viewers with 554,000. The “Flash” Season 8 premiere drew a 0.2 rating and 764,000 total viewers. At 9, the “Riverdale” Season 7 premiere had a 0.1 rating and 344,000 total viewers.

We do not have early Nielsen numbers for Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.

More to come…