Will and Grace came back from a nearly 5-week hiatus, jumping 13% in the demo and 24% in total viewers compared to its last, early November original.
W&G (1.8 demo rating, 7.1 million viewers) tied NBC’s singing competish The Voice (1.8, 9.9M) as the night’s top-rated program in the demo.
After W&G, Superstore (1.1, 4.4M) was similarly up in both metrics, but Chicago Med (1.1, 6.6M) tumbled at 10.
NBC won the night with a 1.4 demo ratings and 7.4 million viewers.
ABC’s The Middle (1.2, 5.8 million) and Fresh Off the Boat (0.9, 3.8 million) slipped slightly, while Black-ish (1.0, 4 million) held steady. The Mayor (0.7, 2.7 million) inched ahead of previous week in overall audience, and Kevin Probably Saves the World (0.6, 2.6 million) stayed the course.
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Over at Fox, Lethal Weapon (1.0, 4.5 million) stayed steady; The Mick (0.8, 2.5 million) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.7, 2 million) inched up in overall crowd.
ABC and Fox tied for second in the demo with a 0.9 rating. ABC finished third in overall audience with 3.6M tuned in while Fox trailed at 3.3M.
CBS ran repeats, and finished the night in a tie for No. 4 ranking with CW in the demo (0.7). CW’s two series, The Flash (0.8, 2.2M) and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (0.6, 1.6M) settled after enjoying a boost from last week’s super-hero crossover event. CBS came in second in total viewers (6.4M).
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