NBC’s Midnight, Texas scared up decent numbers with its Monday debut, drawing 3.6 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating — matching Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge‘s Season 2 average in the time slot and easily besting ABC rival Somewhere Between.
NBC notes that the 0.9 marks the best-rated drama series/season premiere of the summer so far. TVLine readers gave the opener an average grade of “B.”
Opening the Peacock’s night, American Ninja Warrior (5.7 mil/1.4) was down a tenth week-to-week.
Over on ABC, The Bachelorette (6.3 mil/1.6) was steady and led the night in both measures, while the Somewhere Between sneak preview mustered 3.1 mil and a 0.6, just a tenth more in the demo than ill-fated Still Star-Crossed‘s opener. (Somewhere Between, which TVLine readers gave a “C+,” settles into its regular Tuesday time slot tonight at 10/9c).
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Elsewhere, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (2.8 mil/0.7) and Superhuman (1.8 mil/0.5) were flat, while The CW’s Whose Line (1 mil/0.3) ticked up.