Many new TV collection premiered final week after weeks of intense community promotion and hype. Now comes the quantity crunching: Which reveals did followers really watch?
NBC’s “Manifest,” a “Misplaced”-style drama a couple of group of airplane passengers who uncover that 5 years have handed between takeoff and touchdown, received a whopping 16 million viewers, Reside + three outcomes present — simply making the collection, created by Jeff Flake, the No. 1 hit. In lately of splintered viewership, any viewers over 10 million is noteworthy.
Additionally breaking the 10 million mark was NBC’s “New Amsterdam,” a medical drama about the trailblazing medical director of a New York Metropolis hospital. Primarily based on the experiences of Dr. Eric Manheimer, the former medical director of Bellevue who discovered he had most cancers, that Tuesday night time collection got here in with 12.three million viewers with Reside + three outcomes. Properly achieved, NBC.
Additionally doing exceptionally nicely was “God Friended Me,” a faith-based Sunday night time collection starring Brandon Micheal Corridor on CBS. It got here in with 10.5 million viewers, which was particularly shocking on condition that Corridor’s final collection, ABC’s “The Mayor,” didn’t discover a lot of an viewers and was canceled this spring.
Over on CBS, Dick Wolf’s “FBI” pulled in 10 million viewers — a strong efficiency for the procedural set and filmed in New York.
Tim Allen’s return to TV with “Final Man Standing” on Fox (technically not a debut, as ABC initially aired the collection and canceled it in 2017) was one other robust entry with 10 million viewers.
The following rung of collection hovered round the eight million mark — respectable, however hardly spectacular, once you think about heavy community promotion. Two reveals on this class have been reboots: CBS’s “Magnum P.I.,” starring Jay Hernandez, in addition to the community’s “Murphy Brown,” starring Candice Bergen. A lot for identify recognition.
Regardless of capturing simply 6.eight million viewers, “The Cool Youngsters,” a brand new Friday night time Fox comedy starring Vicki Lawrence, hinted at genuine viewers attraction. Friday night time collection historically do decrease numbers than collection airing on different nights, and “The Cool Youngsters” retained most of the viewers from its “Final Man Standing” lead-in.
No such luck for ABC’s suicide-survivor drama “A Million Little Issues” and “Single Dad and mom,” a comedy starring Leighton Meester. They’d the week’s least-watched premieres, with 5 million viewers and 4.91 million viewers, respectively.