For a network that has had historic difficulty launching 30 minute comedies, this is fantastic news!
CBS was also a ratings winner last night with the premieres of Criminal Minds (15.4 million) and CSI: NY (14.6 million), as well as the return of their Wednesday comedies, The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.7 mil) and Gary Unmarried (7.4 mil).
Over on NBC, Mercy debuted to a respectable 8.2 million viewers, finishing second in the 8PM hour behind Dancing with the Stars on ABC. Slightly disappointing for the net was the return of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which was down considerably from last year, with only 8.4 million viewers.
The biggest loser of the night: The Beautiful Life on The CW, with an embarrassing 1.1 million viewers. Have you entered our Fall TV Death Pool on Facebook yet? I'd say TBL is a prime candidate for an early cancellation...
What premieres did you watch last night?