Going in Thursday night’s new lineup, there was really one question that everyone had more than anything else: How was “Heroes: Reborn” going to actually fare? This was one of the most-anticipated shows for NBC, but the problem is that for the final two years, it was far from a commercial smash.
Therefore, we really are not batting too much of an eyelash over the fact that the show premiered on Thursday night to a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This is about even with its season 4 finale, but even still, it cannot be considered a home-run for NBC in the modern era. It’s decent enough that we think the show would return in the event it pulls that number all season long, but that’s not going to happen. The hype was big for the premiere, but eventually “The Big Bang Theory” is going to come on the air, things will get much more competitive, and all of the viewers who originally watched the show are going to have to question whether or not they find it anywhere near as interesting as they once did. This is not going to be an easy process for the show to stay firmly rooted as something relevant.
For those wondering, the ABC ratings for the night were a 2.8 for “Grey’s Anatomy,” a 3.2 for “Scandal,” and a 2.6 for “How to Get Away with Murder.” Pretty impressive all around, but our biggest kudos are going to go mostly to “Grey’s,” given just how many people threatened to not watch the show back after Patrick Dempsey was written out of it.
We’ll have some further news on the ratings for all these shows soon, so stay tuned!
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