Save for pesky residual radiation, The 100‘s future looks bright.
The CW’s dystopian drama — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B” — on Wednesday night premiered to 2.7 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, more than doubling time slot predecessor The Tomorrow People‘s most recent Wednesday numbers (1.24 mil/0.4). TTP debuted last fall to 2.32 mil and a 0.9.
In fact, those tallies mark The CW’s best performance in that time period since September 2010, and it’s also the network’s most watched midseason premiere since Life Unexpected in 2010.
What’s more, The 100 even built on its Arrow lead-in, which with 2.3 mil and a 0.8 ticked up in both measures.
Over on NBC, bubble dramas Revolution (4.3 mil/1.2, a new series low) and Law & Order: SVU (5.6 mil/1.5) each shed some eyeballs and dipped a tenth in the demo, while the newly renewed Chicago P.D. (5.7 mil/1.4) slipped two tenths to a new series low.
CBS’ Survivor (9.6 mil/2.4) and Criminal Minds (10.1 mil/2.2) each dipped a tenth (with the latter tying a series low), while CSI (10.1 mil/2.0) was steady.
Elsewhere, American Idol (9.7 mil/2.2) dipped 6 percent and two tenths week-to-week, while ABC’s lone original entry, Mixology (3.6 mil/1.2), fell 16 and 20 percent leading out of a Modern Family rerun.