TV Ratings: Reality Scores as Scripted Suffers

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Reality TV continues to be a big attraction on the broadcast networks.

Survivor Season 41 Episode 2 managed 5.7 million viewers and a 0.9 rating — off a bit vs. last week’s two-hour premiere.

The two-hour finale of Big Brother had 3.7 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in its first hour but slipped to 3.3 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in the second.

These numbers are solid for both shows.

The Masked Singer was another reality TV success story for the broadcast networks, picking up 4.3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.

The series dipped vs. last week to another possible series low.

Alter Ego also dipped vs. last week’s premiere to 2.4 million viewers and a 0.5 rating.

Over on ABC, The Goldbergs (3.1 million/0.5 rating), The Wonder Years (2.6 million/0.5 rating), The Conners (3.4 million/0.5 rating), and Home Economics (2.1 million/0.3 rating) all dropped opposite stiffer competition.

A Million Little Things was steady at 2 million viewers and a 0.3 rating.

Last week’s premiere was weak, and after the rest of the network’s roster dipped, well, it looks a bit better.

Over on NBC, Chicago Med (6.5 million/0.7 rating) Chicago Fire (7.1 million/0.8 rating), and Chicago PD (6.1 million/0.7 rating) remained the shows to beat in total viewers.

We have the ABC premieres tonight, which should give the network some mileage.

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