Disclaimer: these household metered market numbers from Nielsen's largest 56 markets are very preliminary and you can't calculate total viewers or adults 18-49 ratings from these numbers. The numbers below represent the percentage of homes that were tuned-in in those markets.
CBS'sopened at a 9.2/15 household /share last night -- 23% higher than its premiere on Monday in 2009 with as a lead in. $#*! My Dad Says pleased even the with a 7.7/12 household rating/share. More importantly for the hour, it was ahead of last year's by 41%. We'll have to see the age demographics, but early indications are CBS improved Wednesday at 8pm and Thursday at 8pm with this move without devastating Monday nights.
didn't get a huge lift from Justin Bieber, but it built from $#*! and was only down 3% from last year with a 9.6/15. The built on that rising to a 10.2/17, up slightly from last year's premiere of 10.0/16. A good sign.
fans, we'll have to wait and see the age demographics to make any sense out of NBC's numbers. Sure crushed , and even with Betty White couldn't do better than a 3.6/6 household rating/share but still might have done as well as it did last year. scored a 4.3/7 and the premiere of a 5.0/8 following The 's 5.6/9. is poised to be again with a 3.2/6.
The premiere of Fox'sscored a 6.8/11 household rating/share and dropped to a 3.9/6, perhaps not a good sign, though again, the demos will tell the tale.
ABC's My Generation premiered to a 3.9/6 while Gray'spulled a 10.0/15 and is poised to beat in viewers and crush it in the age demographics. with a 6.4/11 will certainly have fewer total viewers than The , but the demos will tell the tale.
Over on the CWscored a 2.2/3 household rating/share, 20+ percent better than last year's (1.8/3 on September 24, 2009). had a 2.5/4 household rating/share.
Check back after 11:30a ET for our normal overnight report with total viewer and adults 18-49 info.