Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.0/13 2.9/9 1.7/6 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share  3.4/14  2.6/11 1.0/4  0.6/2  0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 12.242  9.341  5.639 2.067 0.959

Note: Due to the nature of live sports, ratings for NFL Football on CBS are subject to more than typical adjustment. 

CBS was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, NFL Football earned a preliminary 4.0, down from last week’s preliminary 5.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy earned a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, from last fall’s season premiere, which earned a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Scandal earned a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, down from last fall’s season premiere, which earned a series high 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of How to Get Away with Murder earned a 2.6, down from the 3.8 the series premiere last fall earned, and down from the 2.8 last season’s finale earned.

On NBC, the series premiere of Heroes Reborn earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 from 8-10PM. The series premiere of The Player earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, September 24, 2015

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Thursday Night Football (8-11PM) 4.0 13 12.24
ABC Grey’s Anatomy -P 2.8 10 9.45
NBC Heroes Reborn (8-10PM)-P 1.9 6 6.03
FOX Scream Queens -R (8-10PM) 0.7 2 2.07
CW The Flash -R 0.4 1 1.44
9:00PM ABC Scandal -P 3.2 10 10.17
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 0.77
10:00 PM NBC The Player -P  1.2 4 4.85
ABC How to Get Away with Murder -P 2.6 9 9.06

via NBC press note:



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