Ratings: “The Four: Battle For Stardom” Falls In Week Two

FOX’s new music competition series was down by 17% among adults 18-49.

The Four | Greg Gayne / FOX

Episode two of FOX’s “The Four: Battle For Stardom” endured week-over-week losses in adult 18-49 and overall viewership.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s “The Four” averaged a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and 3.27 million overall viewers from 8-10PM.

Last week’s premiere drew a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and 3.75 million viewers.

While last week’s numbers were not bad for a typical TV show in 2018, they were underwhelming for a heavily hyped music competition series. This week’s decline, accordingly, adds to that disappointment.

Making matters more concerning: the first two episodes of “The Four” did not face original competition from ABC. Beginning next week, the show will air opposite “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8PM and “Scandal” at 9PM.

“Grey’s” remains one of the highest rated shows on network television. “Scandal” is no longer a ratings powerhouse, but it will still present meaningful competition in the 9PM hour.

If there is a silver lining to this week’s performance, it is that the show grew its audience at 9PM. It posted a 0.9 rating and 3.09 million viewer mark in the 8PM hour, before growing to a 1.1 and 3.46 million at 9PM.

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.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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