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Ratings: ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Season Premiere Halves Last Year’s Debut

CW’s Season 2 premiere of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” wasn’t exactly legendary. The comic book series only managed to halve last year’s debut in the key 18-49 demographic, matching a series low in the process.

Meanwhile, Fox’s “Pitch” whiffed against actual MLB competition on cable. The Dana Walden and Gary Newman-run network managed to edge the slumping CW among the advertiser-sought age-range, but barely.

CBS predictably finished first last night thanks to “Thursday Night Football.” ABC and NBC stacked up far behind, in that order.

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CBS was first in ratings with a 2.9 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. The NFL pregame show at 8 p.m. scored a 2.3/9 and 8.5 million viewers. The game itself beginning at 8:30 p.m. brought that primetime average up through 11 o’clock p.m. ET.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and third in viewers with 5.2 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 earned a 2.1/8 and 7.7 million viewers. At 9, “Notorious” had a 0.9/3 and 4 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” received a 1.1/4 and 4 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and second in viewers with 5.6 million. “Superstore” at 8 got a 1.2/5 and 4.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” posted a 1.2/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 9 put up a 1.3/4 and 6.7 million viewers. At 10, “The Blacklist” landed a 1.1/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

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Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.2 million. “Rosewood” at 8 managed a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers. “Pitch” followed at 9 with the same rating/share, but slipped to 2.9 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7. CW had a 3 share, Telemundo got a 2. CW was fifth in total viewers with 2 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.71 million.

For CW, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 disappointed with just a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers. The “Supernatural” season premiere at 9 closed out that young-skewing network’s primetime to a 0.8/3 and 2.2 million viewers.

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Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.67 million.

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