Ratings: ‘House Calls With Dr. Phil’ on CBS Settles for 1.8 Million Viewers in Debut

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Ratings: ‘House Calls With Dr. Phil’ on CBS Settles for 1.8 Million Viewers in Debut

Dr. Phil McGraw is in the house, but his new series “House Calls With Dr. Phil” didn’t do much for CBS in its debut. Not like anyone did much better than CBS on Wednesday night — though that was thanks to “Big Brother” saving its sibling programs. NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox all tied for first place in ratings, each with a 0.4 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was first in total viewers with 3.1 million, ABC was second with 2.6 million, CBS was third with 2.4 million and Fox was fourth with 2.2 million, according to the earliest Nielsen returns. For NBC, the “America’s Got Talent” results show at 8 p.m. received a 0.6 rating and 5.4 million total viewers. At 9, “Family Game Fight” got a 0.4 and 2.2 million total viewers. A rerun followed. Last night’s “AGT” quarterfinal results show (which is the second of three quarterfinal results rounds for Season 16) saw these contestants move on to the semifinals: Northwell Nurse Choir, Victory Brinker, Aidan Bryant, Peter Antoniou, Josh Blue, Tory Vagasy and Korean Soul. The acts who were eliminated were Shuffolution, Positive Impact Movement, Johnny Showcase, Dokteuk Crew and T.3. For ABC, “Press Your Luck”...

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