Forecaster: Can ‘Pitch’ and ‘Notorious’ continue the positive trend for new shows?


All seven new series that debuted in the first three days of premiere week have scored initial adults 18-49 ratings of 2.0 or better. Thursday’s two series openers, FOX’s “Pitch” and ABC’s “Notorious,” will try to keep the streak alive.

“Pitch” has earned strong reviews for its pilot, which centers on the first woman (Kylie Bunbury) to make the roster of a Major League Baseball team (MLB is a partner on the show, allowing league and team logos to be used). It will follow “Rosewood” at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

“Notorious” also airs at 9 and will likely have a bigger lead-in audience thanks to “Grey’s Anatomy.” The show centers on the mutually beneficial relationship between a TV news producer (Piper Perabo) and a lawyer (Daniel Sunjata), who use each other to get ratings for her show and sympathetic coverage for his clients.

Vote on each show’s premiere prospects below.



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