Ratings: The CW’s ‘Kung Fu’ Premiere Has a Bit of a Kick to It

Tony Maglio
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Wednesday’s “Kung Fu” premiere kicked a little ass for The CW last night — at least, it did for that network in that time slot. While ABC’s “Home Economics” debut did better numbers, it did not come out of the oven so hot for the higher-rated ABC. “Kung Fu” posted The CW’s largest audience in Wednesday’s 8 p.m. hour since an October 2018 “Riverdale” episode. It had the broadcast network’s largest total-viewer tally for a Wednesday debut since “The 100” bowed seven years ago. All told, “Kung Fu” had CW’s third-best premiere of the season, including returning series, behind just “Walker” and “Superman & Lois.” It also boosted “Nancy Drew” at 9 p.m. to its largest audience since December 2019. Last night marked the young-and-digital-skewing channel’s best Wednesday in nearly one year. Also Read: 'Kung Fu' Star Tzi Ma Explains Why This Asian Dad Is Unlike the Others You've Seen Him Play OK, so what did “Kung Fu” actually get? The 8 o’clock series launched to a modest 0.2 rating among adults 18-49 and a 2 share, but it drew a rounded 1.4 million total viewers, which is very solid for The CW. “Home Economics” at 8:30 on ABC had...

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