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TV Ratings 9/21/17: Gotham Premieres OK, Orville Falls in Timeslot Debut (UPDATED)

Thursday was the calm before the storm, with only a few original shows and low-ones being more than enough to top the night. Fox had their debuts on pre-premiere week, and their only real completion for #1 on the night was from CBS. In the end, Fox won the night with CBS taking second and NBC third. Fox's season debut of Gotham went OK, with a 1.0 debut for its first-ever Thursday episode. The show's down a lot from the last debut, but that's to be expected with this move and a 1.0 is perfectly fine for Fox. How it will hold up next week is the real question, same for the Orville. Speaking of the Orville, it debuted in its timeslot with a 1.1, which is okay but a huge drop from its NFL-fueled series debut and second episode. It's a pretty disappointing number, but it still stands a good shot at renewal if it stays in the 0.8-1.0 range. CBS had strong repeats of The Big Bang Theory and Mom for the 8 and 9 hours, and an anemic finale for Zoo at 0.5. NBC had a American Ninja Warrior repeat at 0.9, with a Chicago Fire repeat at 0.6. The CW's Penn & Teller and Whose Line? were both at 0.4.

Finals Update: The 9 PM repeat of the Big Bang Theory (+0.1) adjusted up. NBC's American Ninja Warrior repeat (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMThe Big Bang Theory (R)1.2/67.12ABC

Gotham (P)1.0/53.13Fox

American Ninja Warrior (R)0.8/43.38NBC

Grey's Anatomy (R)0.6/33.33ABC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.4/21.60The CW
8:30 PMMom (R)1.0/45.98CBS
9 PMThe Big Bang Theory (R)1.2/56.01CBS

The Orville1.1/44.04Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.4/11.21The CW

Scandal (R)0.4/22.78ABC
9:30 PMMom (R)0.9/35.00CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.3/11.13The CW
10 PMChicago Fire (R)0.6/33.29NBC

Zoo (F)0.5/32.91CBS

How To Get Away With Murder (R)0.4/22.02ABC