Thursday’s “The Orville” matched last week’s time period premiere in adults 18-49.
According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s episode drew a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 3.73 million overall viewers.
Last week’s episode posted a stronger viewer mark (4.05 million) but the same 1.1 demo rating.
While this week’s episode faced a higher-profile football game (which aired on CBS rather than NFL Network exclusively), it may have benefited from a lightning delay in the 9PM hour.
It also, however, faced hefty competition from the season premieres of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and NBC’s “Will & Grace” and “Great News.” While those shows obviously skew differently, they draw enough overall viewers to represent legitimate opposition.
— FOX led into “The Orville” with “Gotham.” Its 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and 2.79 million viewer mark trail the 1.0 rating and 3.21 million figure drawn last week.