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Ratings: ‘2 Broke Girls’ Season Premiere Drops 17 Percent Despite NFL Preemption

Bills-Jets contest airs on CBS affiliates in New York, potentially inflating network’s numbers

CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” lost some steam — and viewers — last night versus last year’s season premiere despite an NFL preemption possibly inflating the network’s numbers in New York.

Per preliminary numbers, CBS and ABC tied for first place in the key 18-49 demographic. CBS was was tops among total viewers, ABC was runner-up.

To be fair to “2 Broke Girls,” while the season debut dropped 17 percent from last year’s, it was even with the prior season’s finale.

CBS and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 2.1 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted demo. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 9 million total viewers; ABC was second with 7.5 million.

For CBS, “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. earned a 3.8/13 and 15.3 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” at 8:30 posted a 2.3/7 and 9.5 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 landed a 2.0/6 and 8.6 million viewers. The “2 Broke Girls” premiere at 9:30 received a 2.0/6 and 7.7 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 had a 1.3/4 and 6.4 million viewers.

For ABC, “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 netted a 2.2/8 and 8 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 posted a 2.2/7 and 7.7 million viewers. At 10, “How to Get Away With Murder” put up a 1.9/6 and 6.7 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.6 million. “Heroes: Reborn” at 8 dipped 15 percent from last week to a 1.1/4, with 3.8 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 9 got a 1.4/4 and 6.7 million viewers. “The Player” at 10 had a 0.7/2 and 3.4 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 4.1 million. “Bones” at 8 received a 1.1/4 and 5.1 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” had a 0.9/3 and 3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.1 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million. “Vampire Diaries” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.3 million viewers. “The Originals” at 9 got a 0.4/1 and 1 million viewers.