Clare’s Exit, Tayshia’s ‘Bachelorette’ Debut Rises in Ratings – Even vs ‘Thursday Night Football’

CBS’ Anna Faris-less ”Mom“ season premiere and ”B Positive“ debut are non-factors on busy TV evening

“The Bachelorette” formally bid adieu to Clare and welcomed Tayshia on Thursday, when the ABC dating competition’s ratings rose (get it?) with the anticipated episode.

This, despite going up against Fox’s “Thursday Night Football” NFL game this time around. (OK, so the audiences for those two programs don’t have a tone of built-in crossover, but they can take TVs away from each other.)

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio