The Most Watched Show During Premiere Week
How did your favorite show stack up against the new programs making their debut?
Everybody has that one show. Game of Thrones. Breaking Bad. Downton Abby. Stranger Things. Maybe it's whenever your favorite team plays. It's that one show or game that you're hooked on and addicted to and you re-arrange your whole schedule - or your whole life - around, just so you don't miss it.
For me it's NCIS. Off and on I've followed it since it first started. There's been some really maddening, shocking cliffhangers over the fourteen seasons it's been on; nothing more shocking than the way last season ended with Michael Weatherly, who played Tony DiNozzo, leaving the series. I was glad that DiNozzo wasn't killed off like other characters that have left before, but kind of disappointed by the way they wrapped up his story.
Weatherly didn't do too bad with the premiere of his new series, Bull. He plays a guy kinda like Dr. Phil. Bull came in fifth place overall with over 15 million viewers.
The new season premiere of The Big Bang Theory was fourth with 15.8 million viewers. The Big Bang Theory has three of the highest paid actors on television right now! For the second year in a row, Jim Parsons was named the highest paid television actor by Forbes. He made a little over $25 million last year. Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco come in second with $24 million each.
"TV's Most Watched Drama", NCIS came in third with 16 million viewers checking out the two new cast members, Wilmer Valderrma from That '70's Show and and Jennifer Esposito from Blue Bloods. Remember her from Spin City?
The top two programs during premiere week were football games. The Texans-Patriots game had over 17 million fans watching, while the Bears-Cowboys game had over 20 million fans cheering.
Grey's Anatomy came back for another season with 8.8 million viewers.
I'm just waiting to see which show will be the first cancelled casualty of the new season...