TV Ratings Report: Instinct Plummets in Season 2 Debut

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We have some bad news, Instinct Fanatics. 

The series returned to CBS on Sunday night, but it failed to keep up the pace in the ratings. 

Instinct Season 2 Episode 1 garnered a paltry 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, and 3.6 million total viewers. 

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This is down from both its series premiere (9 million viewers/1.0 rating), first season finale (4.5 million/0.4 rating), and first season average (6.7 million/0.6 rating).

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The lower ratings could be attributed to the long wait in between seasons, but still, this is not a good start. 

Big Brother, which aired before Instinct, was considerably stronger with 4.5 millon total viewers and a 1.0 rating, leading the night in the demo. 

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The Good Fight closed the night for CBS with just 3.1 million viewers and a 0.2 rating. 

The news was also somber for What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage at Fox. 

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The new series secured just 809k viewers, and a 0.3 rating out of a Family Guy encore. 

Burden of Truth remained steady for The CW with 547k viewers and a 0.1(!) rating. 

Kristin Kreuk Burden of Proof

ABC's Celebrity Family Feud (4.9 million/0.8 rating) inched down, while The $100,000 Pyramid (4.6 million/0.7 rating), and To Tell the Truth (4.1 million/0.7 rating) were up. 

What did you watch on Sunday night? 

Did you stick to the DVR or did you watch something on streaming instead? 

Hit the comments. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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