Thursday TV ratings: Superstore up, Last Man Standing down

Most networks are back to their regular programming now. Here’s a look at the TV ratings for Jan. 9, including Superstore, Last Man Standing, and more.

The majority of TV shows are back, with NBC offering winter premieres of many shows. As Superstore returned up across the board, the other four shows were mixed. Here’s a look at the Thursday TV ratings for the night.

We’ll start with the positive. Superstore saw ticks up in both metrics for its winter premiere. The total audience was a small tick up, but nothing to grumble at when the demo was up 12%.

NBC followed up with The Good Place, Will & Grace, and Perfect Harmony. All comedies saw one metric up. For the first two, it was the total audiences, up 7% and 8% respectively. Perfect Harmony‘s demo was up by 2%, but the total audience was down by 8%. That means the show remains in danger of being canceled.

Law & Order: SVU returned in the last slot of the night for NBC, bringing in a 6% tick up in the demo but a 3% downward tick in the total audience. There’s no sign of the record-breaking TV crime drama being canceled just yet, but it will depend on whether NBC thinks it has something to replace it with or the show decides it is time to end.

Meanwhile, CBS aired new episodes of its comedy line-up, followed by EvilYoung Sheldon saw a steady demo but a small tick down in the total audience, and that followed with all other shows. Evil‘s downward tick in both metrics was the largest, losing 21% of its demo and 13% of its total audience. There’s nothing to worry about though since the show is already renewed for a second season. All eyes are on the fates of The Unicorn and Carol’s Second Act.

DEPUTY: L-R: Shane Paul McGhie and Danielle Mone Truitt in the “10:8 Deputy Down” episode of DEPUTY airing Thursday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Richard Foreman / FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC.

FOX didn’t have a great night, with Deputy‘s second episode seeing a 12% downward tick in the demo and 16% loss in the audience. It’s not surprising to see a big tick down between the first and second episodes. This isn’t anything to worry about just yet and it will depend on how the show stabilizes moving forward.

Last Man Standing‘s first episode ticked down 20% in the demo and 16% in the total audience. It continues to lose its audience after the decision to move from Fridays to Thursdays, suggesting FOX made a mistake. However, the second half-hour remained steady.

While The CW aired reruns of its shows, ABC opted for specials. The Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time had its best night of the week, with 15.38 million people tuning in and a demo of 2.2. Unsurprisingly, it remained as the best show of the entire night. The ratings didn’t stick around for True and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein, but it was the strongest show for its timeslot.

Check out the full Thursday TV ratings to see how your favorite shows were received.

Next: 101 TV shows to watch before you die

What did you watch on Jan. 9? What do you think of the TV ratings? Which shows are you most concerned about? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Follow Hidden Remote for more TV ratings and cancellation/renewal news.

Load Comments