The Fall TV season gets properly underway this week with a bunch of shows returning and new ones premiering across the major networks.
NBC’s “Blindspot” opened to strong start with a 3.1/10 share and 10.6 million viewers overall in Live+Same Day ratings, the best numbers for any NBC series premiere since “The Blacklist” two years ago.
Jaimie Alexander (“Thor”) and Sullivan Stapleton (“300: Rise of an Empire”) star in the high-concept thriller series about a woman (Alexander) covered in tattoos who has been dumped naked in Times Square and has no memory but strong skills in languages, shooting and fighting. An FBI agent (Sullivan) is assigned to her and they soon figure out the tattoos point to a major conspiracy.
“Blindspot” also topped the combined demo scores of veteran timeslot competitors “Castle” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” with both those shows hitting series lows. “Castle” (1.2/4, 7.1 million overall) fell 40% from last year’s premiere.
CBS’ “Scorpion” (2.2/7, 11 million overall) fell 30% in its second season premiere, but was up on its first season back half average of 2.1. FOX’s “Gotham” (1.6/5, 4.5 million overall) fell 50% from its launch and charted 15% lower than its first season back half average of 1.9.
Off to a very soft start, FOX’s “Minority Report” opened quietly with just a 1.1/3 rating and 3.1 million viewers overall.