Fox's '9-1-1: Lone Star' Audience Grows With Crossover Event

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Fox’s ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Audience Grows With Crossover Event, but ABC Still Tops Demo Ratings

Regular “9-1-1” slips a bit from last Monday; steady “The Bachelor” is No. 1 among adults 18-49

The “9-1-1: Lone Star” gang was not alone last night, when regular ol’ “9-1-1” firefighters came to aid the Texas team in a Fox crossover. In the primetime event, Buck (Oliver Stark), Eddie (Ryan Guzman) and Hen (Aisha Hinds) helped out Capt. Owen Strands (Rob Lowe), his son T.K. (Ronen Rubinstein) and the other members of the 126 through the epic natural disaster — and some personal disasters as well.

As a result, Fox drew the most total viewers again on broadcast TV last night, but ABC’s steady “The Bachelor” paved the way for another first-place finish in the key demo’s ratings.

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“Lone Star,” a spinoff of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear’s “9-1-1” series, grew week to week in overall eyeballs. It declined in ratings among adults 18-49. “9-1-1” itself slipped outright from last Monday.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” from 8 p.m to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.4/9 and 5.3 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.9/5 and first in viewers with 6.2 million. At 8, “9-1-1” proper drew a 0.9/6 and 6.5 million viewers. “9-1-1: Lone Star” at 9, which is when the majority of the actual crossing-over took place, received a 0.8/5 and 6 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.6/4 and in viewers with 3.2 million. “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9, “The Wall” got a 0.6/3 and 3.2 million viewers. “The Weakest Link” at 10 received a 0.5/4 and 3 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

CBS and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3/2. CBS was fourth in total viewers with 3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1 million.

CBS aired all reruns last night.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 520,000. “All American Stories,” coded a special in the 8 o’clock hour, had a 0.2/1 and 700,000 viewers. A repeat followed.

Tony Maglio