Ratings: Fox’s ‘Kicking & Screaming’ Drags in Debut

Season premiere of “The Catch” also drops the ball; ABC ties CBS for first place

Fox’s “Kicking & Screaming” fell flat in the mud with last night’s series debut; ABC’s season premiere for “The Catch” didn’t fare much better.

Still, the Disney broadcaster ended up in a first place tie with CBS among adults 18-49, which is the key TV ratings demographic. CBS topped Thursday in total viewers, thanks in large part to “The Big Bang Theory.”

CBS and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.4 rating/5 share in the main demo. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 7.1 million, according to preliminary numbers, ABC was second with 5.5 million.

For CBS, “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. scored a 2.8/11 and 13 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Great Indoors” put up a 1.4/5 and 7.3 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 received a 1.5/5 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” landed a 1.3/5 and 6.2 million viewers. “Training Day” at 10 had a 0.7/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

For ABC, “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 earned a 1.9/7 and 7.4 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” got a 1.4/5 and 5.4 million viewers. “The Catch” at 10 settled for a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

NBC and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 4.3 million, Fox was fourth with 3 million.

For NBC, following a rerun, “Powerless” at 8:30 had a 0.8/3 and 2.5 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 9 got a 1.2/4 and 6.4 million viewers. At 10, “The Blacklist: Redemption” managed a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

For Fox, “MasterChef Junior” at 8 received a 1.1/4 and 3.8 million viewers. “Kicking & Screaming” at 9 kicked off to a soft 0.7/3 and 2.2 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.7 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.44 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.35 million. “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Riverdale” got a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million viewers.