After months of anticipation,Â SupergirlÂ finally debutedÂ Monday night on CBS, and the show’s premiere ratings, especially compared to the rest of this fall’s dismal numbers, were pretty super indeed. With aÂ Big Bang TheoryÂ lead-in (Big BangÂ will now move to Thursday nights, asÂ SupergirlÂ takes over the Monday night, 8 p.m. time slot next week),Â SupergirlÂ opened toÂ 12.9 million total viewers and a 3.2 demo rating.
Those numbers make SupergirlÂ this fall’s No. 1 series debut. Here are the premiere numbers for this fall’s other new series for comparison:
BlindspotÂ (NBC): 10.6 million/3.1 (withÂ The VoiceÂ as a lead-in)
The MuppetsÂ (ABC): 9 million/2.8
Life in PiecesÂ (CBS): 11.3 million/2.6 (withÂ Big Bang Theory as a lead-in)
RosewoodÂ (FOX): 7.5 million/2.4 (withÂ EmpireÂ as a lead-in)
Heroes RebornÂ (NBC): 6.6 million/2.1
QuanticoÂ (ABC): 7.9 million/1.9
LimitlessÂ (CBS): 9.9 million/1.9 (with bothÂ NCISÂ series serving as a lead-in)
Scream QueensÂ (FOX): 4 million/1.7
Code BlackÂ (CBS): 8.6 million/1.5
Blood & OilÂ (ABC): 6.4 million/1.4
The PlayerÂ (NBC): 4.9 million/1.2
Minority ReportÂ (FOX): 3.1 million/1.1
SupergirlÂ stars Melissa Benoist, Mechad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood, and Jeremy Jordan. Our very own Andy Behbakht loved the premiere and gave it nine out of ten stars. Check out his review right here.
SupergirlÂ airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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