“Murphy Brown” came back last night, and people watched.
Candace Bergen’s revival of her TV show garnered 7.4 million total viewers. The show beat “Grey’s Anatomy” numbers for the night as well as all of the NBC schedule.
The whole CBS lineup won the night, with “Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” scoring 11 and 10 million viewers respectively. “Murphy” did similar numbers as “Mom,” the CBS show that preceded it. And that’s pretty good since “Murphy” hasn’t been on the air in over a decade and “Mom” is a current hit. “Greys” did better in the key demo while “Murphy” skewed older– but not so much.
Meanwhile, the 20th season premiere of “Law and Order SVU” brought in lower numbers than expected with about 5 million watching. Much worse was a show I (I’m sorry) don’t understand, “The Good Place,” with 3 million.
NFL Football on Fox was the most watched programming between 9 and 11pm, with an average of 10 million.