Ratings: The CW's 'Walker' Premiere Struts to 2.4 Million Viewers

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Ratings: The CW’s ‘Walker’ Premiere Struts to 2.4 Million Viewers

That is the network’s largest audience in the time slot since the December 2016 “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” debut

Step aside, Chuck Norris: This “Walker’s” got The CW line-dancing.

The series premiere of Jared Padalecki’s new CW show, a reboot of Norris’ old “Walker, Texas Ranger” program, drew the network’s largest overall audience (2.43 million) in the time slot since the Dec. 1, 2016 “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” debut. It was The CW’s most-watched telecast of any kind since a “Flash” episode nearly three years ago (Jan. 30, 2018).

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As a result, The CW finished fifth in primetime viewer averages, besting both Spanish-language broadcast channels. The CW, Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth-place in ratings among adults 18-49.

Those primetime rankings are both good for The CW these days, though the network surely would have liked a bit better of a performance out of its “Legacies” Season 3 premiere — especially following the “Walker” figures.

ABC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.6/4 and fourth in viewers with 2.5 million.

CBS and NBC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.5/3. CBS was second in total viewers with 4 million, NBC was third with 3.1 million.

The CW, Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings , each with a 0.3/2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.6 million, Univision was sixth with 1.3 million and Telemundo was seventh with 977,000.

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Tony Maglio