TV Ratings: ‘Mr. Mayor’ Opens to Solid Numbers

Joe Otterson
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The NBC comedy “Mr. Mayor” got a good start in the overnight ratings in its Thursday night debut.

The series, which hails from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and stars Ted Danson, aired episodes at both 8 p.m. and 8:30. The first episode drew a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers, while the second drew a 0.5 and 4.3 million viewers.

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The ratings for the first episode represent NBC’s best comedy premiere in the key demo since 2018 and its best comedy premiere in total viewers since 2017.

Later on NBC, a new episode of “Law & Order: SVU” drew a 0.6 and 3.8 million viewers

Elsewhere on Thursday night, ABC debuted the primetime game show “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” That show drew a 1.1 rating and 7.8 million viewers across the 8 p.m. hour. Another new ABC game show, “The Chase,” opened to a 0.9 rating and 6.2 million viewers at 9. That was followed by a new episode of “The Hustler” at 10 with a 0.7 and 3.8 million viewers, a substantial increase from its debut earlier this week.

On Fox, the season debut on “Hell’s Kitchen” drew a 0.7 and 2.7 million viewers. Later, the Thursday timeslot premiere of “Call Me Kat” drew a 0.6 and 3.2 million viewers, down from its series premiere on Sunday. “Last Man Standing” followed at 9:30 with a 0.5 and 3.3 million viewers.

ABC won the night with a 0.9 rating and just under 6 million viewers. Fox was second in the demo with a 0.6 but third in viewers with just under 3 million. NBC was third in the demo with a 0.5 but second in viewers with 3.4 million. CBS was fourth overall with a 0.3 and 2.6 million viewers. Univision was fifth was a 0.3 and 1.3 million viewers. Telemundo was sixth with a 0.2 and 910,000. The CW was last with a 0.1 and 411,000.

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