With all due respect to “America’s Got Talent,” summer is not exactly the time when Nielsen ratings threaten to fall off the charts — at least, not the top of the charts. And when it comes to new series, a summer slot isn’t generally a vote of confidence from the network.
Due to coronavirus-forced production shutdowns, Summer 2020 should be an especially soft season. Click through our gallery to see how each freshman show’s debut on broadcast television fared in total viewers.
Rank: Show: “Labor of Love” Net: Fox Total Viewers: 909,000
Rank: Show: “Stargirl”* Net: The CW Total Viewers: 1.2 million *Network debut of DC Universe series
Rank: Show: “Celebrity Watch Party” Net: Fox Total Viewers: 1.8 million
Rank: Show: “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!” Net: ABC Total Viewers: 2.4 million
Rank: Show: “The Genetic Detective” Net: ABC Total Viewers: 3.2 million
Rank: Show: “Don’t” Net: ABC Total Viewers: 4.2 million
Rank: Show: “Game On!” Net: CBS Total Viewers: 4.5 million
Rank: Show: “Ultimate Tag” Net: Fox Total Viewers: 4.6 million
Read original story 9 New Summer TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers, From ‘Tough as Nails’ to ‘Don’t’ (Photos) At TheWrap