TV Ratings Report: A Heroic Return?

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We'll get the obvious out of the way up front: Thursday night football dominated all comers this week, with CBS leading the way in total viewers and also in the key advertising demographic of 18-49-year olds.

But what about Heroes Reborn? How did it much-anticipated premiere fare?

Not terribly, for the most part, as the drama garnered 6 million total viewers, along with a 1.9 rating in the aforementioned demographic. The latter is on part with the original series’ finale way back in 2010.

Leading out of the two-hour Heroes Reborn opener, The Player debuted to 4.9 million/1.2, falling short of Parenthood‘s year-ago demographic figure.

As for ABC? Did viewers give thanks it was Thursday once again?

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.