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With all due respect to “America’s Got Talent,” summer is not exactly the time when Nielsen ratings threaten to fall off the charts — at least, not the top of the charts. And when it comes to new series, a summer slot isn’t generally a vote of confidence from the network.

Due to coronavirus-forced production shutdowns, Summer 2020 should be an especially soft season. Click through our gallery to see how each freshman show’s debut on broadcast television fared in total viewers.

ABC/Fox/CBS/The CW

  • Rank:  10      Show: “Labor of Love”      Net:  Fox         Total Viewers: 909,000

    Fox

  • Rank:  9      Show: “Stargirl”*          Net: The CW            Total Viewers: 1.207 million      *Network debut of DC Universe series

    The CW

  • Rank:  8      Show:  “Celebrity Watch Party”    Net: Fox         Total Viewers: 1.785 million

    Fox

  • Rank:  7     Show:   “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!”      Net: ABC         Total Viewers: 2.428 million

    ABC

  • Rank:  6      Show:  “The Genetic Detective”      Net:    ABC        Total Viewers:  3.214 million

    ABC

  • Rank: 5        Show: “Tough as Nails”       Net: CBS       Total Viewers:    4.196 million

    CBS

  • Rank:  4     Show:  “Don’t”         Net: ABC            Total Viewers:  4.205 million

    ABC

  • Rank: 3        Show: “United We Fall”       Net: ABC      Total Viewers:    4.232 million

    ABC

  • Rank:  2       Show: “Game On!”        Net: CBS          Total Viewers: 4.534 million

    CBS

  • Rank: 1        Show: “Ultimate Tag”       Net: Fox       Total Viewers:    4.565 million

    Fox

  • Nielsen sheets are cooling off as the months warm up

    With all due respect to “America’s Got Talent,” summer is not exactly the time when Nielsen ratings threaten to fall off the charts — at least, not the top of the charts. And when it comes to new series, a summer slot isn’t generally a vote of confidence from the network.

    Due to coronavirus-forced production shutdowns, Summer 2020 should be an especially soft season. Click through our gallery to see how each freshman show’s debut on broadcast television fared in total viewers.

    Tony Maglio