Supernatural Ratings

Ratings: Supernatural Returns Up, Arrow Holds Steady in Thursday Move

The CW’s Supernatural opened lucky Season 13 with 2.1 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating (per finals), up from its May finale and previous average (both at 1.7 mil/0.6) to deliver its biggest audience in a year and its best demo number since Feb. 16. TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “A-.”

Leading out of that, Arrow‘s Thursday debut (1.5 mil/0.6, reader grade “B+”) was on par with its May finale (1.7 mil/0.6) and Season 5 average (1.76 mil/0.6), and up sharply from what Riverdale averaged (1 mil/0.4) in the post-Supernatural time slot last spring.

Elsewhere….

FOX | Gotham (2.8 mil/0.9) held onto last week’s series lows, while The Orville (3.4 mil/1.0) ticked up a tenth.

ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (8.1 mil/2.1) was steady and for the first time bested Will & Grace as the night’s No. 1 entertainment program. Scandal (5 mil/1.2) slipped to new series lows and HTGAWM (3.9 mil/1.0) added a tenth to last week’s low.

CBS | Thursday Night Football coverage (14.6 mil/4.6) was down a bit from last week.

NBC | Superstore (4.3 mil/1.1) and Chicago Fire (6.2 mil/1.1) each dipped a tenth, Will & Grace (6.7 mil/1.8) slipped another 10 percent in the demo, while The Good Place (4.1 mil/1.2) and Great News (4.2 mil/1.0) were steady.

Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email InsideLine@tvline.com and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.