Drama Scores the Biggest Series Premiere of the Fall Season

Oct 27, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A new fall drama series that debuted Monday night had the biggest premiere of any new show this season. Entertainment Weekly reports that CBS’s “Supergirl” delivered 14 million total viewers and a 3.2 rating in the key demo of adults 18-49.

“The debut was aided by a hearty push from opener ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ (15.9 million, 4.2), and plenty of marketing and buzz surrounding the show — the first female-focused costumed superhero show to hit a Big 4 broadcast network in decades.”

The opening for “Supergirl” topped two other strong premieres by first-year shows — CBS’s “Life in Pieces,” which had been No. 1 among rookies in total viewers with 11.3 million, and NBC’s “Blindspot,” whose 3.1 demo rating was the season’s previous best. Adjustments for “Supergirl” when the nationals come out later today could shuffle things a little.

“After ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Supergirl’ was the highest-rated series on the air last night, beating shows in the demo like NBC’s ‘Blindspot’ (2.2), Fox’s ‘Minority Report’ (0.6) and ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (1.9),” the report notes.

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  1. I was one of the folks who watched, and I think this show has the potential to last a long time. But considering that it’s brought to us by the folks who created The Flash (a terrific show) and Arrow (not chopped liver either) I wouldn’t have expected it to be anything other than really good.

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