It seems not even the all-star combo of Jamie Lee Curtis, Niecy Nash, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas, and pint-sized powerhouse Ariana Grande packed enough power to lure viewers into checking out the premiere of new horror/dramedy ‘Scream Queens.’
Receiving less than a royal welcome to small screens, ‘Queens’ was trumped by ABC’s heavily promoted reboot of ‘The Muppets’ – clocking less than half of the classic puppet primetime series’ viewers.
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ABC’s modern-day revival of The Muppets delivered strong premiere numbers, while horror comedy Scream Queens was surprisingly soft.
The Muppets had 8.9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18–49 at 8 p.m., and the two-hour Scream Queens opener had only 4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating (rising from a 1.6 in the preliminary report).
But, even with their impressive showings, it was still CBS who reigned supreme over the week’s premieres.
CBS had the premieres of NCIS (17.8 million, 2.4) and NCIS: New Orleans (12.5 million, 1.7), both down a bit from last year, with the flagship having its softest premiere ever.
NBC’s The Voice (12.1 million, 3.4)…ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (9.5 million)…