Weak starts. NBC comedy Truth Be Told claimed 2.6 million same-day viewers for Friday's opener, less than half the audience for ABC's competing Dr. Ken (5.8 million). CW's Monday duo of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (899,000) and Jane the Virgin (1.1 million) were also low. NBC's Chicago Fire returned Tuesday with 7.4 million, down from last fall's 9.2 million.
Dems debate. The main portion of the first debate among Democratic presidential candidates netted CNN a record 15.8 million viewers Tuesday, still 8 million shy of earlier GOP debates on Fox News.