8:54am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Blindspot' Leads Early DVR Gains, 'Shark Tank' Tops First Friday
The first batch of live-plus-three ratings are in for the fall season — and while several new series boast notable gains, it does not change their rankings.
NBC's Blindspot follows its strong night-of showing with a robust boost among adults 18-49, rising from a 3.1 rating in the key demo to a 4.5 rating. Even better for the series, its audience growth puts it ahead of fellow Monday night drama Scorpion — 15.2 million viewers compared to 14.2 million. The CBS comedy Life in Pieces saw a solid 23 percent improvement in the key demo, up to a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49.
Gotham got a solid lift on Fox, rising nearly a point to a 2.5 rating in the key demo. Minority Report improved by more than 50 percent, but that still only put it at a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49.
The first Friday of the broadcast season did not see a whole lot of action — with just CBS and ABC airing originals.
ABC led with Shark Tank (1.6 adults), though it was off three-tenths of a point from the comparable premiere last week. (Comedy Last Man Standing took a 1.1 demo rating.)
The CBS block of Amazing Race (1.1 adults), Hawaii Five-0 (1.0 adults) and Blue Bloods (1.3 adults) all returned very much in line with last fall's premieres.