NBC won Monday night’s ratings contest, but it’s The CW’s “Supergirl” who deserves the spotlight.
“Supergirl” made its CW debut with a more-than-solid 1.1 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 3 million total viewers. Yes, that’s a far cry from its Season 1 premiere on CBS (3.1, 12.96 million), but it’s not too far off in the demo from its season finale (1.3, 6.1 million).
It’s also a big win for the CW, given the performance last season of critically lauded but little-watched Monday 8 p.m. series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which hovered around a .3 demo rating by the time its season finale rolled around in April.
CBS had its usual Monday comedy block. “The Big Bang Theory” continues to slowly bleed live viewers with a 3.3 demo rating and 14.1 million on the whole, and “Kevin Can Wait” dipped a few tenths with a 2.1 demo rating and 8.8 million viewers. “2 Broke Girls” returned for its sixth season with an hourlong premiere, averaging 6.4 million total viewers and a 1.7 in the demo, which is up slightly versus its year-ago premiere. “Scorpion” at 10 p.m. came in with a 1.3 and 6.96 million viewers.
Fox’s “Gotham” improved on last week’s series-low to a 1.1 in the demo and 3.4 million total viewers, while “Lucifer” held steady with a 1.1 demo rating and 3.71 million viewers.
On NBC, “The Voice” was its usual high-rated self, with a 2.9 in the demo and 11.2 million total viewers. The second episode of time-travel drama “Timeless” came in at a 1.5 in the demo, losing four-tenths of the premiere’s 18-49 audience, and 6.5 million viewers.
ABC’s “Conviction” continues to not convince a whole lot of 18-49 viewers to tune in at 10 p.m., dropping a tenth to a .9 in the demo and 4.65 million viewers. “Dancing With the Stars” is holding up a little better, holding steady with a 1.6 in the demo from 8-10 p.m. and 10.45 million viewers.