Gotham Starts Strong Up Against Popular The Big Bang Theory

gotham001Last nights debut of the new WBTV / DC Entertainment series Gotham did very well last night for Fox. The pilot episode pulled in a 3.2 rating while going up against the season premier of ratings juggernaut The Big Bang Theory which got a 5.3. I would expect Gotham's numbers to increase as the we progresses and the DVR numbers are added with the +3 and +7 data.

Scorpion debuted after BBT and pulled in a 3.3 rating, but how it does once it's lead-in returns to its normal night and time slot will be the real test.

The Black List returned at 10pm for NBC with a strong 3.8 rating that won the time slot with the final episode of Under The Dome just beating out the new ABC series Forever for second place. Forever gets a second episode this evening as it moves to its regular Tuesday night slot.

Following Gotham for Fox was the second season debut of Sleepy Hollow which pulled in a 2.0 rating, which is down from last year but the show historically does better when the DVR data is added in.

Along with the second episode of Forever, tonight also includes the return of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS, Person of Interest and the debut of the spin-off series NCIS: New Orleans. Also returning are the comedies New Girl and The Mindy Project.

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