Ratings: Rob Lowe's 'Mental Samurai' Has a Real Bad Season 2 Start

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Ratings: Rob Lowe’s ‘Mental Samurai’ Has a Real Bad Season 2 Start

Shoulda waited until next week, Fox

Rob Lowe’s “Mental Samurai” on Fox got off to a rough start with its Season 2 premiere on Tuesday. Last night’s primetime featured season finales for “The Voice,” “This Is Us,” “NCIS,” “FBI,” “FBI: Most Wanted” and “Game of Talents.” There was also some Mike Tyson special on ABC.

NBC finished first in the key demo’s ratings last night, CBS was No. 1 in total viewers.

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Fox, which kicked off primetime with its “Game of Talents” Season 1 finale, settled for a last-place tie with The CW. Yes, even the Spanish-language broadcast networks had better ratings than Fox.

NBC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6 million, according to preliminary numbers. 

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.6/4 and first in total viewers with 7 million. 

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 2.2 million. 

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.4/3 and in total viewers with 1.5 million. 

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and sixth in total viewers with 938,000.

Fox and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.2. Fox had a 2 share, The CW had a 1. Fox was fifth in total viewers with 1.1 million, The CW was seventh with 759,000.

More to come…

Tony Maglio