How Great Was ‘Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time’ in TV Ratings?

“Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” did better than great for ABC during Tuesday’s primetime: The multi-night event series premiered to a 2.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 14.367 million total viewers, according to Live + Same Day data from Nielsen. And while the stats for the Alex Trebek-hosted special’s premiere are by no means the G.O.A.T. for ABC — which is dealing with the same continuous decline in TV ratings that every other network has seen in recent years — they are certainly great. But just how great are we talking here? (By the way, we promise to stop staying great starting now.) Also Read: Ratings: 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' Debut Is Not Extraordinary “The Conners” and “Bless This Mess” — both of which are on winter hiatus until Jan. 21 — are the shows ABC currently airs back-to-back in Tuesday’s 8 p.m. hour. Together, the sitcoms have averaged a 0.9 rating in the key demo and 4.682 million total viewers during that time slot this season, according to the “most current” data from Nielsen, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available. Obviously those numbers don’t come anywhere near touching what “Jeopardy: GOAT” drew for...

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