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Ratings: Greg Berlanti’s Big ‘Blindspot’ Demo Debut Anchors NBC’s Easy Win on Fall TV’s Opening Night

Second-place CBS scores big viewership with ”Big Bang“ wedding, ”Life in Pieces“ premiere

Viewers were not blind to NBC’s “Blindspot,” and the strong series premiere handed the network an easy demo victory on fall TV’s opening evening.

The new drama opened to a 3.1 rating/10 share in the key 18-49 demographic and landed 10.6 million total viewers. The 10 p.m. debut came after two hours of “The Voice,” which also enjoyed strong premiere numbers.

Elsewhere, “The Big Bang Theory’s” wedding episode was comparatively huge for CBS, topping the night and providing a terrific lead-in for new series “Life in Pieces.” The latter show hauled in 11.5 million total viewers last night.

Fox’s “Minority Report” definitely didn’t enjoy anywhere near the success of its fellow launches.

As for ABC and the CW, local NFL pre-emptions makes their fast national numbers approximate.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.4 rating/11 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 3.5/11 and 12.1 million viewers. “Blindspot” followed.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.3/8 and in viewers with 11.2 million. The season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. topped the night with a 4.5/16 and 17.8 million viewers. The debut of “Life in Pieces” at 8:30 had a 2.7/9 and 11.5 million viewers. The “Scorpion” Season 2 premiere at 9 got a 2.2/7 and 11 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” kicked off its fall to a 1.2/4 — down 37 percent from last season’s premiere — and 8 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.6/5 and in viewers with 10.1 million. “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 p.m. received a 1.8/6 and 11.6 million viewers. The return of “Castle” at 10 posted a 1.2/4 — down 43 percent from last season’s premiere, hitting a series low — and 7.1 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. The sophomore season of “Gotham” at 8 p.m. managed a 1.6/5 and 4.5 million viewers. “Minority Report” at 9 debuted to a mere 1.1/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 2.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 had a 0.4/1 and 1.3 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Significant Mother” at 9:30 got a 0.3/1 and 882,000 viewers.

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