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Ratings: ‘Heroes’ Rises 30 Percent With No ‘Thursday Night Football’ on CBS

Last week, 8 p.m. NBC show also had increased competition from ”Bones“-”Sleepy Hollow“ crossover

NBC’s “Heroes” has risen.

The rebooted “Reborn” version jumped 30 percent on Thursday, thanks in a large part to no “Thursday Night Football” on CBS. “Heroes: Reborn” also didn’t have to contend with a “Bones”-“Sleepy Hollow” crossover, which got a nice number for Fox last week.

For CBS, “Elementary” premiered up 25 percent versus last year. This time around it had a “Big Bang Theory” rerun lead-in; the previous season opened out of a “McCarthys” episode.

CBS and ABC topped the night in the key 18-49 demographic, though the Les Moonves-led broadcast net was preempted in Cleveland and Cincinnati for the NFL game. Therefore, CBS may tick down enough to hand ABC the sole demo victory in final Nielsen numbers, but the most-watched network win probably keep its total viewer crown Thursday.

CBS and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 2.1 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 8.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. ABC was second with 7.7 million viewers.

For CBS, “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. scored a 3.8/13 and 15 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” at 8:30 posted a 2.3/8 and 9.2 million viewers. The 9 o’clock season opener of “Mom” received a 2.0/6 and 8.4 million viewers. Following the “BBT” repeat, “Elementary” at 10 premiered to a 1.5/5 and 6.6 million viewers.

For ABC, “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 had a 2.3/8 and 8.5 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 got a 2.3/7 and 8 million viewers. At 10, “How to Get Away With Murder” posted a 1.9/6 and 6.5 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.5 million. “Heroes: Reborn” at 8 rose to a 1.3/4 and 4 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 9 had a 1.4/4 and 6.3 million viewers. “The Player” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 4.2 million. “Bones” at 8 received a 1.2/4 and 5.3 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 posted a 0.9/3 and 3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 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 1.4 million viewers. “The Originals” at 9 got a 0.4/1 and 1 million viewers.