Now that midseason newbies such as Fox’s Animal Control and ABC’s The Company You Keep have entered the fray, let’s take fresh stock of broadcast-TV’s freshman class performance-to-date…. (Updated Feb. 28)
Among the fall entries, CBS’ East New York and NBC’s Quantum Leap shared the title of the highest-rated series launch; CBS’ Fire Country, meanwhile, delivered the largest audience for any freshman debut.
Now a bevy of midseason shows have landed on the Live+7 chart, with NBC’s well-sampled Night Court revival off to a strong (and already-renewed) start. And because I know the Magnum P.I. faithful are curious, I’ve included it as a “new-to-NBC” show, at least for now.
Of the new broadcast series that have landed on the Live+7 playback table, which are enjoying the most bodacious bumps, either in their adjusted total or as a percentage gain in their preliminary numbers?
See who is leading the pack in the 18-49 demo and in total viewers, ranked both by their new Live+7 total and in percentage gains. (And as always, if you seek scoop on any of these shows, email InsideLine@tvline.com!)