18 New Winter Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers, From ‘Debris’ to ‘Holmes Family Effect’ (Photos)

Tony Maglio and Jennifer Maas
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Is it cold in here, or is it just “Cherries Wild’s” TV ratings? TheWrap has ranked the Big 4 broadcast networks’ (CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC) new series by the viewership for their winter 2020-21 debut episodes.

Combined, there are 18. Check out TheWrap’s gallery here.

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Rank: 18 • Show: “Cherries Wild” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 1.111 million • This Pepsi-produced game show had a flat debut.

Rank: 17 • Show: “Holmes Family Effect” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 1.230 million • Imported CTV show did not have a positive effect on Fox’s ratings.

Rank: 16 • Show: “The Hustler” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 1.993 million • Hustlin’ skills will need to improve if this show wants to get away from the bottom of the Nielsen chart.

Rank: 15 • Show: “America’s Most Wanted” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 2.200 million • Apparently, America didn’t especially want this show back.

Rank: 14 • Show: “The Great North” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 2.275 million • Way too far south on this list to be great.

Rank: 13 • Show: “Name That Tune” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 3.036 million • It ain’t the old days of TV ratings, but this’ll do. (Especially for Fox.)

Rank: 12 • Show: “Game of Talents” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 3.096 million • Slightly more talented than…

Rank: 11 • Show: “Call Your Mother” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 3.227 million • A premiere audience that not only a mother could love.

Rank: 10 • Show: “Clarice” • Net: CBS • Total Viewers: 3.960 million • “Silence of the Lambs” sequel series “Clarice” was not very silent in its debut, drawing 4 million viewers and topping its 10 p.m. time slot.

Rank: 9 • Show: “Kenan” • Net: NBC • Total Viewers: 4.071 million • The lead-out for “Young Rock” didn’t have quite as strong a debut as its lead-in, but “SNL” staple Kenan Thompson still drew a decent crowd.

Rank: 8 • Show: “The Masked Dancer” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 4.123 million • Doing its parent series, “The Masked Singer,” semi-proud with a strong-enough debut audience, which came on the heels of an NFL doubleheader.

Rank: 7 • Show: “Debris” • Net: NBC • Total Viewers: 4.360 million • Not garbage.

Rank: 6 • Show: “Mr. Mayor” • Net: NBC • Total Viewers: 4.917 million • Cheers to Ted Danson

Rank: 5 • Show: “Young Rock” • Net: NBC • Total Viewers: 5.034 million • “Young Rock” was NBC’s most-watched sitcom debut since 2017. Congrats, Dwayne.

Rank: 4 • Show: “Call Me Kat” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 5.372 million • Mayim Bialik’s new sitcom lapped up a whole bunch of viewers — for a comedy, especially for a Fox comedy — but it also followed a good NFL game.

Rank: 3 • Show: “The Chase” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 6.203 million • Just chasing “The Equalizer” (with a big asterisk) and “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” — for now.

Rank: 2 • Show: “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 7.831 million • NOT Bankrupt.

Rank: 1 • Show: “The Equalizer” • Net: CBS • Total Viewers: 20.4 million • Immediately following Super Bowl LV, “The Equalizer” bowed to what appears to be a whopper of an audience. But in context, the Queen Latifah drama drew the third-smallest audience ever for a show that had the Super Bowl as its lead-in.

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