TV Ratings Report: Will & Grace Opens Strong

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Will & Grace returned after an 11-year hiatus last night, and it managed to pull in 10 million viewers and a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. 

That solidified the series as the top scripted offering of the night. The big question will be where it settles and given it went up against Grey's Anatomy this week, it might have a better than expected hold next week. 

Superstore returned with 4.6 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. Those numbers are on par with how it performed on average last season. 

The Good Place held steady with last week's America's Got Talent boosted premiere. It managed 4.6 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. 

Great News had its best ratings ever with 5.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. This is actually an embarrassing figure when you consider its lead-in. 

Rounding off NBC's night was Chicago Fire which secured 7.2 million viewers and a 1.5 rating. That was up from its May finale. 

Over on ABC, Grey's Anatomy returned with 8 million viewers and a 2.3 rating. These are the veteran drama's highest ratings since February. 

How to Get Away with Murder returned with 4 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. These are not great numbers, but with ABC already losing Scandal, it would have to drop much further to be in trouble. 

Gotham took a hit from last week's premiere. It secured 2.8 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. The biggest surprise was that The Orville stopped bleeding. It pulled in 3.7 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. 

Thursday Night Football topped the night with 10.7 million viewers and a 3.2 rating. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.