It was a strong night for The CW’s Kung Fu.
The new reboot, starring Legacies‘ Olivia Liang, launched with 1.4 million viewers and a 0.2 rating — easily outperforming every episode of Riverdale in the slot this season.
The numbers are down quite a bit from the series debuts of Walker (2.4 million/0.4 rating) and Superman & Lois (1.7 million/0.4 rating), but if it manages to hold up in the coming weeks, it will be a top five performer for the network.
Also worth noting, Kung Fu gave the slot its highest audience figures in two-and-a-half years.
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The stronger lead-in support also boosted Nancy Drew. The sophomore drama drew 0.7 million viewers and a 0.1 rating — a season-high in total audience.
Over on FOX, The Masked Singer had 4.5 million viewers and a 1.1. rating.
The series remains on the downside, but the numbers still helped it lead the night in the demo.
Game of Talents continued at 2.4 million viewers and a 0.6 rating — another solid showing.
Chicago Med (6.6 mil/0.8), Fire (6.4 milionl/0.7) and P.D. (5.7 mil/0.7) all hit lows, but Med still delivered the night’s largest audience.
Over on ABC, The Goldbergs (3.2 mil/0.6) and The Conners ticked up, and the premiere of Home Economics (3 mil/0.5) matched American Housewife‘s averages.
A Million Little Things fell to an audience low (2.2 million/0.4 rating) with its return to Wednesdays. Should ABC have left it on Thursdays?
CBS’ Tough as Nails (2.9 million/0.4) was steady, while SEAL Team (3.5 mil/0.4) matched its demo low and S.W.A.T. (3.1 mil/0.4) came down.
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