Airing after one of the most exciting Conference Championship games in recent memory helped The Following Season 2 get off to a strong start last night, as the Kevin Bacon-anchored drama set a series high among young adult.
It earned a 4.4 rating for 18-49-year olds, a 38 percent increase over last year's premiere.
The real test, however, will come after tonight's second episode...
The Bachelor special: 3.9 million viewers
Bridesmaids: 3.2 million
The Good Wife rerun: 4.4 million
Revenge: 5.3 million
The Mentalist rerun: 4.5 million
Criminal Minds rerun: 6.1 million
Betrayal: 3.3 million
The Following: 11.2 million