Ratings: “Big Sky” Winter Premiere Matches Fall Finale In Key Demo, Ties For #1 In Timeslot

The first “Big Sky” since December fared solidly in the ratings.

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Airing out of comedies “black-ish” and “mixed-ish” rather than “The Bachelorette,” the winter premiere of “Big Sky” received lesser lead-in support than this fall’s episodes. It nonetheless held fairly steady from a live+same-day ratings standpoint.

According to fast national data from Showbuzz, Tuesday’s “Big Sky” drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 3.74 million total viewers. The numbers are essentially on par with the 0.6 rating and 3.96 million mark for the December 15 fall finale.

This week’s episode nonetheless received markedly lighter lead-in support. The comedies averaged a 0.6 rating and just under 3 million viewers in the 9PM hour. The December 15 edition of “The Bachelorette,” on the other hand, drew a 1.1 rating and 4.43 million viewers in its 8PM timeslot.

“Big Sky,” moreover, tied CBS’ “FBI: Most Wanted” as the top 10PM network show in adults 18-49 (the older-skewing CBS drama did, however, post a stronger overall viewership number).

Beyond showing live+same-day stability through its first several episodes, “Big Sky” has fared well in delayed viewing.

Written by Brian Cantor

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