TV Ratings Report: Telenovela is DOA

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NBC just can't catch a break with their comedy programming. 

Eva Longoria returned to TV last night with a two episode premiere and it went very low. It was given the best lead-in it could have hoped for, so it's pretty much DOA. 

Who Is It?

The first episode managed 5.4 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among people 18-49, but episode two dropped all the way down to 3.4 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. Superstore's premiere last week was considerably stronger, averaging over 7 million viewers. Will Telenovela even make it to the air in January?

Elsewhere around the dial: 

  • The Voice (12.2 million/2.8 rating) dipped from last week. 
  • On CBS, Supergirl Season 1 Episode 7 (7.7 million/1.5 rating) matched a series low, while Scorpion (9.2 million/1.7 rating) ticked up. NCIS: Los Angeles (9.4 million/1.4 rating) achieved season highs. This can be attributed to the lack of competition this week in the hour. 
  • On ABC, The Great Christmas Light Fight (5.7 million/1.3 rating) was way down from last season's premiere. Rounding off ABC's night was The Great Holiday Baking Show (4.4 million/1.1 rating).
  • On Fox, TV's Funniest Animated Stars (1.7 million/0.7 rating) pulled in miniscule numbers. 
  • And on The CW, encores of The Flash (1.1 million/0.3 rating) and Arrow (1 million/0.3 rating) pulled similar ratings to the most recent episodes of Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.