On the one hand, Wednesday’s “Riverdale” endured a substantial viewership loss from last week’s second season premiere.
On the other hand, its numbers were above those of any first-season episode.
According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s “Riverdale” drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 1.78 million overall viewers.
Last week’s season premiere drew a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and 2.34 million viewers.
No first season episode, however, drew better than a 0.5 in the demo or 1.38 million in viewers.
— “Riverdale” led into “Dynasty,” which drew a 0.3 and 0.98 million overall viewers.
Last week’s premiere posted the same 0.3 rating but attracted an overall audience of 1.26 million.