"Elementary" didn't really take anyone to school on Thursday when the CBS drama's seventh and final season started with a new low for a premiere.
To be fair to the Lucy Liu series, "Elementary," was the most-watched show at 10 o'clock last night. Kate del Castillo's "La Reina Del Sur" fared better among adults 18-49, with a 0.6 rating.
ABC's Farrah Fawcett special was the night's most-watched show. On NBC, its annual "Red Nose Day" special added viewers but slipped in the key demo.
ABC and CBS tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.6 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. ABC was first in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers, CBS was second with 4.7 million.
For ABC, "This Is Farrah Fawcett" from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 0.7/3 and 5.8 million viewers. A rerun followed.
For CBS, following repeats, "Elementary" settled for a 0.5/3 and 2.9 million viewers.
NBC, Telemundo, Fox and Univision all tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. NBC was third in total viewers with 2.2 million, Telemundo was fourth with 1.25 million, Fox was fifth with 1.24 million, Univision was sixth with 1 million.
For NBC, "Red Nose Day" from 8-10 averaged a 0.4/2 and 2.2 million viewers. A special "Red Nose Day" edition of "Hollywood Game Night" at 10 got a 0.4/2 and 2 million viewers.
Fox aired two hours of "Paradise Hotel" last night, filling up its primetime and averaging the Nielsen numbers we mentioned above.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 673,000. At 8, "iZombie" managed a 0.2/1 and 751,000 viewers. "In the Dark" at 9 had a 0.2/1 and 594,000 viewers.