Ratings: “The Orville” Holds Steady Despite New Competition

Thursday’s “The Orville” tied last week’s 18-49 rating.

The Orville | Michael Becker/FOX

Thursday’s “The Orville” matched last week’s time period premiere in adults 18-49.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s episode drew a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 3.73 million overall viewers.

Last week’s episode posted a stronger viewer mark (4.05 million) but the same 1.1 demo rating.

While this week’s episode faced a higher-profile football game (which aired on CBS rather than NFL Network exclusively), it may have benefited from a lightning delay in the 9PM hour.

It also, however, faced hefty competition from the season premieres of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and NBC’s “Will & Grace” and “Great News.” While those shows obviously skew differently, they draw enough overall viewers to represent legitimate opposition.

— FOX led into “The Orville” with “Gotham.” Its 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and 2.79 million viewer mark trail the 1.0 rating and 3.21 million figure drawn last week.


Written by Charles Suchs

Charles Suchs is a news reporter and chart analyst for Headline Planet.

While he contributes to all sections of the publication, he devotes specific attention to tracking radio charts and promotional strategies.


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