HEROES REBORN had only an OK premiere over on NBC, while The Player debuted even lower. The Shondaland premieres over on ABC saw a drop from last year’s premiere numbers, but still won the night across the broadcast networks (and topped the Nielson Twitter ratings list).
In terms of total viewers, ABC won the night (9.3 million), followed by CBS (which aired football), NBC (5.6 million) and Fox (2.1 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).
8 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY 9.4 million, 2.8 rating
9 p.m. SCANDAL 10.2 million, 3.2 rating
10 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 8.4 million, 2.6 rating
8 p.m. SCREAM QUEENS (rebroadcast) 2.1 million, 0.7 rating
8 p.m. HEROES REBORN 6.0 million, 1.9 rating
10 p.m. THE PLAYER 4.9 million, 1.2 rating
In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:
(1) GREY’S ANATOMY
(3) HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
(4) HEROES REBORN
(5) WWE SMACKDOWN!