Ratings: “Will & Grace” Suffers Big Drop In Week Two

“Will & Grace” dropped by 33% in adults 18-49.

Will and Grace | Chris Haston/NBC

While it still fared well from a competitive standpoint, NBC’s revived “Will & Grace” endured a substantial drop from last week’s premiere.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, the comedy drew a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 7.04 million overall viewers this week.

Last week’s premiere drew a 3.0 rating and 10.19 million viewers.

Huge post-premiere drops have plagued several of last week’s top performers. “The Big Bang Theory,” “Empire,” “This Is Us” and now “Will & Grace” were all down sharply from last week.

ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” and NBC’s “The Voice,” on the other hand, seemed to avoid big losses.

Despite the drop, “Will & Grace” still ranked well in the competitive landscape. It tied “Grey’s Anatomy” to rank as network television’s #2 non-sports program (in adults 18-49) Thursday night.

— NBC’s Thursday lineup also included “Superstore” (1.2, 4.45 million), “The Good Place” (1.2, 4.16 million), “Great News” (1.0, 3.80 million) and “Chicago Fire” (1.2, 6.05 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

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