TV Ratings: ‘For Life’ Season 2 Premieres to Audience Low on ABC
“For Life” returned for its second season on Wednesday night to its smallest audience to date.
The ABC legal drama drew only 1.9 million viewers to its season 2 premiere, which scored a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49. That rating matches the lowest tally from its freshman season, which overall averaged a 0.6 rating and 2.4 million Live+Same Day viewers. Earlier on, three quarters of the network’s Wednesday comedy lineup ticked down from the week prior, with “The Goldbergs” and “The Conners” both falling to a 0.6 rating and 3.6 million viewers each. “Black-ish” dipped to a 0.4 rating and 2.3 million viewers. “American Housewife” was the Disney-owned network’s only even show last night, coming in with a 0.6 rating and 2.9 million pairs of eyeballs.
Fox easily won the larger network race thanks to “The Masked Singer,” which was even on last episode at a 1.6 rating and 6.1 million total viewers. The episode saw two celebrities unmasked. Fellow Ken Jeong competition series “I Can Hear Your Voice” ticked up to a 1.0 rating and 3.7 million viewers.
After solid premieres last week, NBC’s trio of “Chicago” dramas all lost a little momentum in their second weeks. “Chicago Med” dipped 17% to a 1.0 rating and 7.6 million viewers, “Chicago Fire” fell to a 0.9 rating and the same audience tally, while “Chicago P.D.” brought up the rear with a 0.8 and 6.2 million viewers.
Over on CBS, both “Amazing Race” and “S.W.A.T.” continued the night’s sliding trend. The averaged a 0.6 rating and 3.4 million viewers across its two episodes, while the latter dipped to a 0.3 rating and 2.2 million viewers.
Univision was led by “Vencer El Desamor” at a 0.5 rating and 1.5 million viewers, while “Todo Por Mi Hija” scored highest for Telemundo at a 0.3 and 1.2 million.
New episodes of “Devils” and “Coroner” both came in at a 0.1 rating for CW.