Ratings: “Lip Sync Battle” Drops For Luis Fonsi vs. Joan Smalls Episode

The absence of Winter Olympics competition did not help “Lip Sync Battle.”

Joan Smalls vs. Luis Fonsi courtesy of Paramount

Unlike last week’s episode, this Thursday’s “Lip Sync Battle” did not face competition from the Winter Olympics.

It still suffered live+same-day ratings losses.

According to L+SD data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s “Lip Sync Battle” drew a 0.20 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 494,000 overall viewers. The episode featured a battle between Puerto Rican music superstar Luis Fonsi and Puerto Rican supermodel Joan Smalls.

Last week’s episode, which featured Kathy Bates vs. Tone Bell, drew a 0.27 in the demo and averaged 634,000 in overall viewership.

“Lip Sync Battle” returns next week with an episode featuring Pentatonix members Kirstin, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola.

Written by Brian Cantor

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