Ratings: “Riverdale” Falls From Season 2 Premiere, Stays Above Season 1 Levels

The CW’s “Riverdale” was down from last week — but above last season’s highest point.

Riverdale | Dean Buscher/CW

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.

Written by Brian Cantor

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