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‘My Kitchen Rules’ on Fox Does Not Rule in the Overnights

THURSDAY OVERNIGHT RATING RESULTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 4.4/ 7, ABC: 3.8/ 6, NBC: 3.6/ 6, Fox: 2.3/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

-Perfect Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +100, NBC and CW: -12 each, CBS: -23, Fox: -62

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Ratings Breakdown:
CBS led this second Thursday of 2017 in the household overnights, besting No. 2 ABC by 16 percent. An encore telecast of “The Big Bang Theory” was still the top draw with a 6.2 rating/10 share in the 8 p.m. half-hour. And it led into typical overnight household ratings for sitcoms “The Great Indoors” (#2: 4.4/ 7), “Mom” (#1: 4.8/ 8) and “Life in Pieces” (#2t: 3.8/ 6) from 8:30-10 p.m. While respectable, “The Great Indoors” is yet another example of the Eye net squandering the “Big Bang Theory” lead-in support on a comedy that will probably never be able to stand on its own.

Canceled drama “Pure Genius” capped off the night for CBS with a third-place 3.5/ 6 at 10 p.m., which trailed competing “The Blacklist” on NBC (#2: 3.6/ 6) by just one-tenth of a rating point. ”The Blacklist,” unfortunately, is no longer the force it once was.

Earlier in the evening on NBC were sitcoms “Superstore” (#3: 2.9/ 5) and “The Good Place” (#4: 2.5/ 4), which cannot compete with the CBS comedies, and drama “Chicago Med” (#1: 4.4/ 7), which always picks up steam.

In series premiere news, “My Kitchen Rules” on Fox did not rule in the overnights, with a lackluster 1.8/ 3 (#4) from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, that slipped from lead-in “Hell’s Kitchen” (#3: 2.8/ 5 at 8 p.m.) by 36 percent. And the two reality seasons, on average, trailed two-hours of year-ago time period occupant “American Idol” (6.1/10) by a hefty 62 percent.

ABC featured the season (or series) finale of “The Great American Baking Show” (#2), which performed well enough to snag a renewal. And it led into two hour special, “Talking the Stage: African American Music and the Stories that Changed America,” at a respectable 3.9/ 7 from 9-11 p.m.

The CW featured encore telecasts of “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (0.8/ 1) and “Supernatural” (0.6/ 1).

What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, Jan. 12:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show” (season finale): 3.7/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 6.2/10 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Hell’s Kitchen”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show” (season finale): 3.7/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “The Great Indoors”: 4.4/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “The Good Place”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “Hell’s Kitchen”: 2.9/ 4 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Talking the Stage: African American Music and the Stories that Changed America”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.4/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “My Kitchen Rules” (series premiere): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Talking the Stage: African American Music and the Stories that Changed America”: 3.8/ 6 (#2t)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 3.8/ 6 (#2t)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.5/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “My Kitchen Rules” (series premiere): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Talking the Stage: African American Music and the Stories that Changed America”:: 4.2/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Pure Genius”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.6/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News: Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers – American Sons, American Murders: 4.1/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Pure Genius”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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