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TV Ratings: ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Opens OK for ABC, L3 Ratings Plump Monday Premieres

“Marvel’s Inhumans” got off to a credible start in its two-hour debut by the low standards of Friday night. But ABC had better news as L3 ratings for Monday showed new drama “The Good Doctor” adding 5 million viewers and more than a rating point in adults 18-49 after three days of delayed viewing.

“Inhumans” opened to 3.8 million viewers and 0.9 rating/4 share in the adults 18-49 demo from 8-10 p.m., according to Nielsen’s fast national ratings.

The Marvel fantasy vehicle that has taken a drubbing from critics narrowly topped the sophomore season premiere of CBS’ “MacGyver” (6.6 million, 0.8/4), earning bragging rights in the adults 18-49 demo at 8 p.m., and was narrowly beaten by CBS’ “Hawaii 5-0” (8.5 million, 1.0/5) in the demo at 9 p.m. CBS’ “Blue Bloods” won the night as usual with 9.8 million viewers and 1.1/5.

Fox was weak at the 9 p.m. hour with the Season 2 premiere of “The Exorcist” coming in at 1.7 million viewers and 0.6/3 in adults 18-49.

The L3 ratings for Monday premieres showed “The Good Doctor” logging the highest lift for a new series bow on any network in three years, since the premiere of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.” “The Good Doctor” grew 5.5 million viewers to 16.9 million and padded its adults 18-49 demo score to 3.7, from 2.2.

CBS saw “The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 premiere spike to 22 million viewers (up 4.3 million) and 5.5 rating in adults 18-49 (from 4.1). New comedy “Young Sheldon” grew 25% in viewers to 21.5 million and 37% in adults 18-49, to 5.2.

In L7 ratings for Thursday, Fox cited an 80% lift in viewers and adults 18-49 for new dramedy “The Orville” (7.4 million) and adults 18-49 (2.0). Returning drama “Gotham” posted a 78% gain in viewers (5.7 million) and 70% gain in adults 18-49 (1.7).

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