Ratings: ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Season Premiere Halves Last Year’s Debut

Fox’s ‘Pitch’ strikes out versus actual MLB Playoffs

Last Updated: October 14, 2016 @ 12:13 PM

CW’s Season 2 premiere of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” wasn’t exactly legendary. The comic book series only managed to halve last year’s debut in the key 18-49 demographic, matching a series low in the process.

Meanwhile, Fox’s “Pitch” whiffed against actual MLB competition on cable. The Dana Walden and Gary Newman-run network managed to edge the slumping CW among the advertiser-sought age range, but barely.

CBS predictably finished first last night thanks to “Thursday Night Football.” ABC and NBC stacked up far behind, in that order.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.9 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. The NFL pregame show at 8 p.m. ET scored a 2.3/9 and 8.5 million viewers. The game itself, which started at 8:30, brought that primetime average up through 11 o’clock.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and third in viewers with 5.2 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 2.1/8 and 7.7 million viewers. At 9, “Notorious” had a 0.9/3 and 4 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” received a 1.1/4 and 4 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and second in viewers with 5.6 million. “Superstore” at 8 p.m. ET got a 1.2/5 and 4.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” posted a 1.2/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 9 put up a 1.3/4 and 6.7 million viewers. At 10, “The Blacklist” landed a 1.1/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.2 million. “Rosewood” at 8 p.m. ET managed a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers. “Pitch” followed at 9 with the same rating/share, but slipped to 2.9 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7. CW had a 3 share, Telemundo got a 2. CW was fifth in total viewers with 2 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.71 million.

For CW, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 p.m. ET disappointed with just a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers. The “Supernatural” season premiere at 9 closed out that young-skewing network’s primetime to a 0.8/3 and 2.2 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.67 million.

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