After seven days of viewing on linear and digital platforms — with most of the digital consumption coming from Hulu — the viewership for the Big Sky premiere grew to 10.8 million, with its adults 18-49 rating rising to a 2.50. That makes Big Sky the network’s most-watched and highest-rated (in 18-49) series debut since The Rookie in October 2018.
In linear playback only, Big Sky, which marks David E. Kelley’s return to broadcast, spiked by 4.55 million viewers from Live+Same Day to Live+7, the largest playback increase for any show on any network in total viewers in nearly eight months – since the March 30, 2020 telecast of ABC’s The Good Doctor.
Big Sky posted the biggest L+7 playback lift for a new series debut in total viewers (+4.55 million) since September 2018 (NBC’s New Amsterdam) and with adults 18-49 (+0.9 rating points) since February 2020 (Fox’s Lego Masters).
In L+7 linear ratings, Big Sky stood as the strongest drama debut telecast in total viewers (8.7 million) and adults 18-49 (1.5) since Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star on January 19, 2020.
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