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Ratings: “Scream Queens,” “Grandfathered” Hold At Demo Lows; “The Grinder” Falls (Updated)

Final Ratings Update: Final Nielsen broadcast data confirms that “Scream Queens” and “Grandfathered” both held at their series lows in adults 18-49. “The Grinder” fell to a new low.

Tuesday’s “Scream Queens” posted a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating with 2.442 million total viewers. The demo rating matches the series low mark posted by the previous two episodes. The viewership total trails that of the previous episode (2.588 million) but tops the 2.393 million low set by the 10/13 episode.

“Grandfathered” drew a 1.0 with 3.175 million. It was even in adults 18-49 but down in viewership from teh previous episode (1.0, 3.329 million).

8:30PM comedy “The Grinder” fell to a new low (0.8) in adults 18-49. Its viewership average, which clocked in at 2.518 million, also represents a series low.
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Update: Per fast national data, Tuesday’s “Scream Queens” drew a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating with 2.442 million total viewers.

The demo rating mirrors the (series low) mark posted by the previous two episodes. The viewership total trails the previous episode’s 2.588 million mark but tops the audience low of 2.393 million set by the October 13 installment.

— Earlier in the night, FOX offered “Grandfathered” (1.0, 3.173 million vs. 1.0, 3.329 million for the previous episode) and “The Grinder” (0.8, 2.533 million vs. 0.9, 2.864 million for the previous episode).

This week’s “Grandfathered” tied a series low in adults 18-49. “The Grinder” set a new low in adults 18-49 but avoided a series low in viewership.
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Returning from a one-week hiatus, FOX’s Tuesday lineup remained unimpressive from a ratings standpoint.

Airing at 9PM, Tuesday’s “Scream Queens” posted a 1.9 overnight household rating. While up slightly from the 1.8 posted by the previous episode, it remains low by any reasonable standard.

While the adults 18-49 rating, total viewership number, and overnight household rating do not always move identically, the minimal increase in the household number almost certainly rules out big growth in the former two. Adults 18-49 and total viewership data will be published by 11:15AM ET.

— FOX led into “Scream Queens” with “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder.” The shows, which recently received full season orders, posted a 2.5 overnight household rating and a 2.2 overnight household rating, respectively.

The previous episodes garnered a 2.4 and 2.2, respectively.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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