‘Lethal Weapon’ Return Holds Steady; ‘The Gifted’ Back To Series Lows

Lethal Weapon Damon Wayans

On a quiet New Year’s Day, Fox’s Lethal Weapon (0.7, 3.368M) and The Gifted (0.5, 1.740M) returned to lead the network to No. 1 for the night in the demo, and among younger age brackets including adults 18-34 and teens…

NBC repeats tied for the nightlong demo win, including Ellen’s Game of Games encore (1.0, 4.431M) – the night’s No. 1 show in the demo.

Much in the news Lethal Weapon’s demo data was even with its most recent original and climbed 17% in total viewers. The Gifted’s original marked new series lows in both metrics. Versus its fall finale, at 8 PM on December 4, The Gifted dropped 29% in the demo and 14% in total viewers.

CBS’s reruns of NCIS (0.5, 5.439M), FBI (0.5, 5.042M) and NCIS: New Orleans (0.5, 4.399M) took every hour of primetime in overall audience.

CBS (0.5, 4.960M)  ran nearly a lap ahead of other broadcast nets for the night in total viewers, while NBC (0.6, 2.917M) and Fox (0.6, 2.554M) tied for tops in the demo.

ABC (0.5, 2.554M) shared demo No. 2 status with CBS, with its repeat of The Conners (0.5, 3.850M), The Kids Are Alright (0.5, 2.489M), black-ish (0.4, 2.192M), Splitting Up Together (0.4, 1.859M), and The Rookie (0.3, 2.080M).

CW (0.2, 782K) followed, presenting repeats of The Flash (0.2, 666K) and Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.2, 898K).

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2019/01/lethal-weapon-return-match-season-finale-gifted-back-series-lows-tv-ratings-1202527845/