The Last Man on Earth was not entirely alone after all.
Fox’s freshman drama averaged 5.7 million total viewers and a 2.3 rating across its double-episode debut, topping the night in the demo and standing as the No. 1 comedy launch of the TV season with Men 18-49.
TVLine readers gave Last Man an average grade of “B.”
Opening Fox’s night, Bob’s Burgers (3 mil/1.4), The Simpsons (4 mil/1.8) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.6 mil/1.8) all saw significant spikes versus their last fresh outings opposite the SNL special.
ABC | Once Upon a Time returned to 6.6 million viewers and a 2.2 rating, up 16 and 29 percent from its Frozen arc finale and down just 8 percent in the demo from its year-ago spring premiere. Secrets and Lies‘ two-hour launch drew 5.9 mil/1.5, up a good 60 percent from the most recent Resurrection/Revenge average (3.7 mil/0.9) yet mustering less than half of Resurrection‘s freaky strong year-ago debut (13.3 mil/3.6). TVLine readers gave the murder mystery an average grade of “B+.”
CBS | Madam Secretary returned to 11.4 mil and a 1.3, down 6 and 23 percent from its last outing. The Good Wife (8.9 mil/1.1) similarly slipped 7 and 21 percent. Battle Creek — which TVLine readers gave a “B-” grade — debuted to 7.8 mil/1.0, up in audience but down a tenth in the demo versus the CSI finale.