Ratings: “Lip Sync Battle” Rises For Kathy Bates vs. Tone Bell Episode

The Kathy Bates vs. Tone Bell edition of “Lip Sync Battle” posted a big viewership gain.

Kathy Bates vs. Tone Bell | Paramount

After three weeks of setting or tying series lows in viewership, Paramount’s “Lip Sync Battle” enjoyed a big gain this past Thursday.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s episode drew a 0.27 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 0.63 million overall viewers.

The previous episode drew a 0.21 in the demo and 0.44 million in viewership. The latter figure tied the series low set by the February 8 installment.

Featuring “Disjointed” stars Kathy Bates and Tone Bell, this week’s episode was actually the most-watched “Lip Sync Battle” since the live Michael Jackson-themed special on January 18.

Written by Brian Cantor

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