Football crushed all comers, as Thursday Night Football on CBS did a 4.3 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, out of a 2.7 pre-game show. The game benefited from featuring the New England Patriots. Last week’s game did a 3.8.
ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy opened season 13 at 2.4, up a tenth from its May finale. New drama Notorious debuted at a soft 1.2 and How to Get Away With Murder’s premiere rated a 1.4, flat with last season’s finale.
On NBC, the premieres of Superstore posted a 1.4 and The Good Place a 1.3, then dramas Chicago Med a 1.4, down from a 1.6 last spring, and Blacklist a 1.3, same as its season finale.
Fox’s Rosewood premiere weighed in at 0.7, down a tenth of a point from its season finale, while the series premiere of Pitch did a 1.1. Critics mostly liked Pitch, about a woman making the major leagues as a pitcher, but the premiere did convert a heavy marketing campaign into major ratings.
The CW was in repeats.