The initial God Friended Me premiere ratings are in, and at the moment, it does feel like CBS has a reasonable amount to be excited about when it comes to the show.
The first episode of the series, which stars Brandon Michael Hall as well as Violett Beane (read our pre-premiere interview with her now over at the link here) ended up generating a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. To go along with that, it also posted over 10 million viewers. Given that the premiere episode was available online in advance to users of Twitter, we do think that this is a very good start to the show. (Quick Reminder: The premiere of God Friended Me was delayed slightly due to the NFL; it is possible that there could be some adjustments later on down the line.)
As for the premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles, we saw the show draw a 1.1 rating — not a bad way to kick off season 10, as it’s down slightly from the start of season 9 but up versus the season average. While there is a part us that wanted to see the premiere go higher given the ENORMOUS cliffhanger at the end of last season, you do have to account for the annual decline that tends to come for shows in this modern DVR era. The fact that it improved on the spring numbers is still a cause for excitement.
Next week, we’ll get a better sense as to precisely how these shows fare; to go along with that, there’s a chance to take a look at Madam Secretary and whether or not a much-hyped appearance from Hillary Clinton alongside Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright ends up helping or hurting the series.
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