One of the last new shows on the broadcast networks to premiere this fall is also one of the most heavily hyped: CBS’ “Supergirl” debuts on Monday.

The show has gotten a big marketing push from CBS and given it a high-profile timeslot at 8 p.m. ET/PT Mondays, where “The Big Bang Theory” has been airing there while the network runs its “Thursday Night Football” package. (The premiere will air at 8:30, with a “Big Bang” lead-in.) CBS has lost no chance to let viewers know “Supergirl” is coming.

So, will all the hype translate into good ratings? Vote in the poll below about how you think it will do.

Some points of comparison:

– CBS has averaged about a 3.0 in adults 18-49 at 8 o’clock Mondays in recent weeks (high 3s for “Big Bang,” high 1s-low 2s for “Life in Pieces”).

– Last fall “The Flash,” from many of the same producers as “Supergirl,” premiered to a great-for-The CW 1.9.

– In 2013, “Agents of SHIELD” debuted to a 4.7 on ABC but quickly faded (its Season 1 average was 2.4). It now draws in the mid-1s in same-day ratings.

Vote below, then check back Tuesday morning to see where “Supergirl” landed.


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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