Ratings: Joel McHale’s ‘Card Sharks’ Return Folds

Tony Maglio
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Joel McHale’s “Card Sharks” took a seat last week so ABC could honor the late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek. The broadcast network probably should have just done that again. In its return, the 10 p.m. game show was steady with its previous episode’s (soft) demo rating, though this one slipped below 2 million viewers (if you don’t round, which we will below), with 1.969 million. The usual suspects — the ones with football — cleaned up in primetime. However, due to the nature of live sports, consider the below Nielsen numbers for the networks with NFL rights subject to significant adjustment. Also Read: Post-Election 'SNL' Is Highest-Rated TV Show Among African Americans Since an 'Empire' Episode Last Fall NBC was first in ratings with a 3.1 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those are the (initial averages) of lengthy pregame show “Football Night in America” and the Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots primetime game itself. Fox was second in ratings with a 1.4/7 and third in viewers with 4.5 million. The end of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game at 7 p.m. posted...

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