You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Power’ dims in regular slot

CBS gameshow slips in ratings

As it shifted to its regular night Wednesday, new CBS quizzer “The Power of 10” saw a decrease in Nielsen wattage, falling 2 demo shares from its Tuesday performance, though it finished first or second in various categories.

According to Nielsen estimates, “Power of 10” averaged a 2.0 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.8 million viewers overall in the 8 o’clock hour Wednesday — down from the scores for its inaugural airing the previous night (2.7/9 in 18-49 and 9.24 million viewers overall). It tied for second place in the timeslot among adults 18-49 with NBC’s repeat of “Most Outrageous Moments” (2.0/7 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall), with both shows 3 shares behind Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (2.8/10 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall).

“Power” did win its hour in total viewers — drawing the net’s largest overall audience in the time period since May — although in 18-49, its performance repped a modest 11% upgrade over the prior week’s delivery for repeats of “The King of Queens” (1.8/6).

Fox carried the night with “Dance” and an expanded hourlong edition of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” at 9 (3.2/10 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall). NBC was solid in the 9 o’clock hour with “Last Comic Standing” (2.5/8 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall).

Lowlight of the evening was ABC, which put up minuscule numbers for firstrun episodes of scripted series that audiences rejected during the regular season: segs of comedy “Knights of Prosperity” at 8:30 (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall) and 9:30 (0.8/2 in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall) and drama “The Nine” at 10 (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 3.0/10; NBC, 2.3/7; CBS, 2.2/7; ABC, 0.8/3.

In total viewers: CBS, 8.4 million; Fox, 8.2 million; NBC, 6.2 million; ABC, 2.4 million.

More TV

  • Yellowstone

    Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan Talk Creating the 'Kingdom' of 'Yellowstone'

    As it shifted to its regular night Wednesday, new CBS quizzer “The Power of 10” saw a decrease in Nielsen wattage, falling 2 demo shares from its Tuesday performance, though it finished first or second in various categories. According to Nielsen estimates, “Power of 10” averaged a 2.0 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.8 […]

  • Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale,

    'The Handmaid's Tale' Has Dulled Its Own Impact in Season 2 (Column)

    As it shifted to its regular night Wednesday, new CBS quizzer “The Power of 10” saw a decrease in Nielsen wattage, falling 2 demo shares from its Tuesday performance, though it finished first or second in various categories. According to Nielsen estimates, “Power of 10” averaged a 2.0 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.8 […]

  • BBC Outlines Plan to Promote Greater

    BBC Outlines Plan to Promote Greater Staff Diversity

    As it shifted to its regular night Wednesday, new CBS quizzer “The Power of 10” saw a decrease in Nielsen wattage, falling 2 demo shares from its Tuesday performance, though it finished first or second in various categories. According to Nielsen estimates, “Power of 10” averaged a 2.0 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.8 […]

  • 'The Apprentice' Host Alan Sugar Apologizes

    'The Apprentice' Host Alan Sugar Apologizes After Backlash to 'Racist' Tweet

    As it shifted to its regular night Wednesday, new CBS quizzer “The Power of 10” saw a decrease in Nielsen wattage, falling 2 demo shares from its Tuesday performance, though it finished first or second in various categories. According to Nielsen estimates, “Power of 10” averaged a 2.0 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.8 […]

  • Merger Angst Warner Media

    High Anxiety: WarnerMedia Staff Braces for New Boss as AT&T Takes Control

    As it shifted to its regular night Wednesday, new CBS quizzer “The Power of 10” saw a decrease in Nielsen wattage, falling 2 demo shares from its Tuesday performance, though it finished first or second in various categories. According to Nielsen estimates, “Power of 10” averaged a 2.0 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.8 […]

  • Bob Iger arrives at the Oscars,

    Bob Iger: Disney Has 'Much Better' Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast

    As it shifted to its regular night Wednesday, new CBS quizzer “The Power of 10” saw a decrease in Nielsen wattage, falling 2 demo shares from its Tuesday performance, though it finished first or second in various categories. According to Nielsen estimates, “Power of 10” averaged a 2.0 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.8 […]

  • YouTube Boss on Making Emmy-Winning Content

    YouTube Boss on Streamer's Future: 'I Want To Win Some Emmys'

    As it shifted to its regular night Wednesday, new CBS quizzer “The Power of 10” saw a decrease in Nielsen wattage, falling 2 demo shares from its Tuesday performance, though it finished first or second in various categories. According to Nielsen estimates, “Power of 10” averaged a 2.0 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.8 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content