The ratings for CNN International business anchor Richard Quest’s ABC quiz show, 500 Questions, have begun to trickle in.
On the premiere episode on ABC, Quest’s show attracted 5,085,000 total viewers.
For night two, ABC pushed out the following press release, touting it as the best show at that timeslot on Thursdays since August 2013 in the demo:
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., night 2 of ABC’s “500 Questions” took second in its time period against its broadcast competition in Total Viewers (4.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/4). The new quiz show delivered solid retention of its Wednesday premiere in Total Viewers (90%) and Adults 18-49 (83%). “500 Questions” built 10% from its first hour to its second hour in Adults 18-49, nearly tying Fox’s “Wayward Pines” for the lead from 9:00-10:00 p.m. (1.1/4 vs. 1.2/4).
“500 Questions” delivered ABC’s best post-season/summer numbers in the 2-hour time slot since June 2014 in Total Viewers, and, excluding sports, since August 2013 in Adults 18-49 – since 6/19/14 and 8/22/13, respectively.
However, night two had 4,609,000 total viewers, which marks a drop-off of 8.88% total viewers, and a 16.67% drop-off in the demo.
Night three continued the negative trend. 4,020,000 total viewers tuned in, which is a 12.78% drop-off; in the demo, it was a significant 20% drop-off.