Ratings: Joel McHale’s ‘Great Indoors’ Off to Good Start on Heels of ‘Big Bang Theory’

CBS’ “Pure Genius” is competitive at 10 p.m., but doesn’t have as hot a series debut

Last Updated: October 28, 2016 @ 11:09 AM

Joel McHale’s “Great Indoors” got a pretty good start last night, thanks much to lead-in “The Big Bang Theory,” which moved over from Mondays.

The new sitcom was also boosted in the Jacksonville and Tennessee markets due to local NFL football preemptions. The debut of CBS’ “Pure Genius” didn’t enjoy quite as much success at 10 o’clock, but it did win the hour outright among total viewers.

CBS also premiered new seasons of “Mom” and “Life in Pieces” last night.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored a 3.4/13 and 14.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Great Indoors” opened to a 2.0/7 and 9.2 million viewers. The “Mom” season premiere at 9 had a 1.6/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 returned to a 1.5/5 and 6.4 million viewers. “Pure Genius” at 10 got a 1.2/4 and 6.6 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.4/5 and third in viewers with 5.3 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 earned a 2.2/8 and 8 million viewers. At 9, “Notorious” managed a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 received a 1.2/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and second in viewers with 5.5 million. “Superstore” at 8 rose 30 percent from last week, with a 1.3/5 and 4.2 million viewers. “The Good Place” at 8:30 got a 1.1/4 and 3.9 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 9 had a 1.4/5 and 6.8 million viewers. At 10, “The Blacklist” received a 1.2/4 and 5.5 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.1 million. “Rosewood” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 3.4 million viewers. “Pitch” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 2.9 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 1.82 million.

CW and Univision tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2, and came in with exact numbers for sixth in total viewers, both with 1.759 million — that’s extremely rare.

For CW, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time is Now” at 8 received a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers. At 9, “Supernatural” matched those numbers on a rounded basis.

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