NBC’s Heroes Reborn premiered on Thursday to 6.1 million total viewers and a 2.0 rating (per finals), up in audience and matching the demo number for the original series’ February 2010 finale (4.4 mil/2.0).
The new Heroes also improved on NBC’s year-ago numbers c/o The Biggest Loser. TVLine readers gave the restart an average grade of “B.”
Previous Heroes premieres drew 14.3 million, 17 million, 10 million and 6 million viewers.
Leading out of that, The Player debuted to 4.9 mil/1.2 (and a “B” grade), falling shy of Parenthood‘s year-ago demo number (4.3 mil/1.4) but beating Allegiance‘s February bow (5 mil/1.1), which led out of an original Blacklist.
ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (9.6 mil/2.8) fell shy of its previous premiere (10 mil/3.1) but trounced its May finale; ditto for Scandal (10.3 mil/3.3). How to Get Away With Murder (8.4 mil/2.6), however, returned down two tenths in the demo versus its freshman finale, hitting a series low.
CBS | Thursday Night Football amassed 15.8 mil/5.5 across its CNS and NFL Network runs, down 25 percent in the demo week-to-week.
FOX | A Scream Queens encore added 2 mil/0.7 to its launch numbers (4 mil/1.7).
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