Ratings: CBS’ ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Sequel Series ‘Clarice’ Tops Time Slot in Debut

Tony Maglio
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“Silence of the Lambs” sequel series “Clarice” won the 10 p.m. time slot in its debut, but CBS’ primetime anchor wasn’t quite strong enough among adults 18-49 to break the network away from the pack. On Thursday, CBS, ABC and Fox tied for first place in the key demo’s primetime ratings averages. CBS finished first in total viewers, however, with all four of its sitcoms leading into “Clarice” reaching season highs in overall eyeballs. NBC settled for a fifth-place ratings tie with Telemundo. Also Read: How CBS Continues to Bet Big on Horror With 'Clarice' CBS, ABC and Fox tied for first in ratings, each with a 0.6 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. ABC was second in total viewers with 4 million, Fox was fourth with 2.3 million. For CBS, “Young Sheldon” at 8 p.m. put up a 0.8/5 and 7.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “B Positive” drew a 0.6/4 and 5.1 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 received a 0.7/4 and 5.3 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Unicorn” had a 0.5/3 and 3.9 million viewers. At 10, “Clarice” debuted to a 0.5/4...

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