Ratings: ‘Pitch,’ ‘Notorious’ Strike Out in Debuts

New Fox and ABC dramas fail to make much of an entrance when up against an NFL game Thursday night


Both Fox’s “Pitch” and ABC’s “Notorious” failed to make much of a splash in their debuts on Thursday night.

The two new shows went head-to-head at 9 pm, but didn’t even take a bite out of the “Thursday Night Football” audience. “Pitch” managed just a 1.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 4.3 million viewers. “Notorious” did ever so slightly better in the demo with a 1.2 rating, along with 5.4 million viewers.

CBS won the night with a 4.0 rating and an average of 12.4 million viewers in primetime, airing only the NFL matchup between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots.

ABC finished second with a 1.7 rating and 6.4 million viewers. The season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” opened strong at 8 with 8.6 million viewers and a 2.4 rating. “Notorious” followed at 9. “How to Get Away With Murder’s” season premiere closed out the Shondaland block with 5.2 million viewers and a 1.4 rating.

NBC came in third with a 1.3 rating and 6.2 million viewers. The season premiere of “Superstore” at 8 checked in with 5.5 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. “The Good Place” settled into its new time slot at 8:30 with 5.2 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, down significantly in both key measures from its series premiere on Monday last week. The season premiere “Chicago Med” scored just under 7 million viewers and a 1.4 rating at 9. “The Blacklist” season premiere finished out with 6.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating.

Fox finished fourth out of the Big 4 with a 0.9 rating and 3.9 million viewers. “Rosewood’s” audience all but evaporated now that it’s been moved off of “Empire” night, averaging just 3.6 million viewers and a 0.7 rating, down from its Season 1 premiere numbers of 7.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating. “Pitch” followed at 9.

Telemundo came in fifth with a 0.7 rating and 1.8 million viewers.

Univision came in sixth with 0.6 rating and 1.7 million viewers.

The CW finished seventh with a 0.3 rating and 1.1 million viewers, airing only repeats.