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CBS’ ‘Golden Boy’ has weak premiere, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ draws series high ratings for ABC

By Daniel S Levine,

Tuesday night featured a couple of new shows on the networks’ schedules, including CBS latest crime drama Golden Boy. ABC’s new season of Celebrity Wife Swap kicked off as well, drawing the best numbers in the show’s history.

Even if Golden Boy disappointed, CBS still won the night with 15.9 million viewers and a 2.7 18-49 rating, reports Zap2It. NCIS kicked off the night with 20.5 million viewers and a 3.4 18-49 rating. NCIS: LA followed with 16.8 million viewers and a 2.8 key demo rating. Golden Boy premiered with 10.5 million viewers and a 1.8 18-49 rating. The show moves to its regular Friday 9 p.m. slot next week.

ABC was far back in second with 5.8 million viewers and a 1.7 18-49 rating. Wife Swap, which gave reality stars Kate Gosselin and Kendra Wilkinson something to do, had 7 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating, the best ever for the show, notes EW. Next week, we’ll find out if coolio and Mark McGrath can pull in the same numbers.

The Taste followed with 4.1 million viewers and a 1.4 18-49 rating, while Body of Proof had 6.3 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating.

According to The Wrap, Fox averaged 3.6 million viewers and a 1.7 18-49 rating. Raising Hope’s first episode had 3.6 million viewers and a 1.5 18-49 rating, while the second episode had 3.2 million and a 1.4 rating. New Girl was up from last week with 4.3 million viewers and a 2.3 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project followed with 3.2 million viewers and a 1.6 18-49 rating.

NBC had just 3.4 million viewers and a 1.1 18-49 rating on the night. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers had 4.5 million viewers and a 1.3 18-49 rating. Go On had 3.1 million viewers and a 1.1 18-49 rating and The New Normal was up to 2.6 million and a 1.0 rating. Smash had just 3 million viewers and a 0.9 18-49 rating. The good news: it didn’t get any lower from last week’s series low.

The CW’s Hart of Dixie had 1.4 million viewers and a 0.6 18-49 rating. Cult had just 877,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.

 
 

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