The 2016-17 TV season officially begins Monday with a big slate of season premieres — and two new comedies looking for a place at the table.

CBS’ “Kevin Can Wait” and NBC’s “The Good Place” will both get the biggest lead-ins their respective networks can offer Monday night. “Kevin” follows the premiere of “The Big Bang Theory,” while “The Good Place” debuts with two episodes after “The Voice” before moving to its regular home on Thursday.

So, how will their premiere episodes rate? Vote below on how you think the two shows will do among adults 18-49 (for “The Good Place,” we’re just talking about the premiere; you can discuss episode 2 and its Thursday prospects in the comments).

Last season, “Life in Pieces” premiered to a 2.6 in adults 18-49 in the same spot as “Kevin Can Wait” will air Monday. “Superstore” — which will pair with “The Good Place” on Thursdays — got a 2.0 for its premiere following “The Voice” in late November 2015.  The highest rating for any new series debut last season was 3.1, a tie between “Blindspot” and “Supergirl.”


Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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