ABC's 'Murder,' 'Family' Give 'Big Bang' Competition

“Big Bang Theory” continues as the new season’s top-scripted show when it comes to season-to-date C3 ratings. But a number of new shows also made the top of the list.

“Bang” earned a season-to-date 6.22 million 18-49 viewers when looking at Nielsen C3 ratings -- average commercial ratings plus three days of time-shifting.

Right behind is ABC’s new drama “How to Get Away with Murder” at 5.37 million. Three returning shows come next: Fox’s “Family Guy” at 5.31 million; ABC’s “Modern Family” with 4.89 million; and ABC’s “Scandal” at 4.8 million.

Fox’s new show “Gotham” comes in at 4.29 million, followed by NBC’s “Blacklist” at 4.12 million and ABC’s new comedy “black-ish” at 4.101 million. ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” earned 4.06 million, with Fox’s “The Simpsons” at 4.01 million completing the top 10.



Of the top 20 best-rated C3 18-49 shows, ABC had seven; Fox had six; CBS had four; and NBC had 3.

CBS had the most new shows in the top 20: “Scorpion” at 3.98 million; “NCIS: New Orleans” at 3.19 million; and “Stalker” with 2.7 million. ABC had two: “How to Get Away with Murder” and “black-ish,” and Fox with “Gotham.”

On the flip side -- the bottom 20-rated shows -- ABC and Fox each have six; CBS and NBC each have four. All these shows were virtually under 2 million 18-49 viewers.

The bottom six include Fox’s “Mulaney” (1.36 million); ABC’s “Manhattan Love Story" (1.39 million and already cancelled); NBC’s “A To Z” (1.51 million); Fox’s “Mindy Project” (1.53 million); Fox’s “Gracepoint” (1.57 million); and “Red Band Society” (1.64 million).

Of the bottom 20, nine were new shows. Three of those nine -- “A To Z”, “Bad Judge” and “Gracepoint” -- ran on Thursday night against the new powerful “Thursday Night Football” from the NFL.

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