Ratings: ‘Supergirl’ Soars in Super-Powered Debut

NBC still squeaks past CBS in key 18-49 demographic

“Supergirl” was more powerful than a locomotive — and most of its competition — in its Monday debut, though NBC still claimed the primetime adults 18-49 ratings crown with its potent “The Voice” and “Blindspot” combo.

The superhero show debut was the fall’s highest-rated and most-watched new series premiere, hauling in a big 3.2 rating and giant 12.9 million total viewers.

CBS finished first in total viewers last night, pushing ABC to third place, per that Nielsen metric.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.8 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 10.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 3.1/9 and 11.9 million viewers. “Blindspot” at 10 posted a 2.2/7 and 8.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.7/8 and first in viewers with 11.8 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 earned a 4.2/14 and 15.9 million viewers. “Supergirl” debuted next at 8:30 to a 10 share. “Scorpion” received a 1.9/6 and 9.6 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.5/5 and in viewers with 9.7 million. “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 had a 1.9/6 and 12.1 million viewers. A repeat followed.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 3.1 million. “Gotham” at 8 got a 1.5/5 and 4.3 million viewers. “Minority Report” at 9 received a 0.6/2 and 2 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and in viewers with 2.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 810,000. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 704,000 viewers. “Jane The Virgin” at 9 got a 0.3/1 and 916,000 viewers.