The “Beverly Hills 90210” revival premiered to solid numbers for Fox and comfortable came out on top in Wednesday’s rankings.
Episode one of the six-part event series, which sees original series cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty all back together again, posted a 1.5 rating in the key 18-49 demographic and was watched by 3.8 million total viewers, beating out “Big Brother” in the 9 p.m. time slot. The CBS show came in second with a 1.1 rating, but managed to top “BH90210” in viewership with 3.9 million tuning in.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, the “Love Island” finale only slightly bettered its series average, coming in at a decent 0.5. However, the season 1 curtain call, which saw Zac and Elizabeth named crowned as the winning couple, did was watched by a series high viewership of 2.63 million viewers. That figure narrowly tops the series premiere which attracted 2.61 eyeballs.
“BH90210” helped Fox to an overall victory on Wednesday night. Coupled with its “Masterchef” lead-in, which posted a decent 0.9 and 3.36 million viewers, the revival of the hit 90s series boosted the network to a 1.2 average across the night. CBS came in second with a 0.7, NBC (which aired two re-runs and an episode of “Inbetween” at 10 p.m.) in third at 0.6, followed by ABC with a 0.5.
The Disney-owned network was led by the finale of “Press Your Luck,” which came in at an underwhelming 0.6 rating and 3.56 million total viewers.