It was a good night for ABC!!! The network finally premiered the Viola Davis-starrer 'How To Get Away With Murder' and it made a killer debut by pulling in 14 million viewers and a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating, which is by far the best launch of the fall's new shows.
'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal', the other two series from Shonda Rhimes, were also strong in their returns as Olivia Pope and company opened to a series high 3.8 adults 18-49 rating and nearly 12 million viewers, while the latter earned a a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and 9.8 million viewers in its new time slot. To put it simply, Rhimes pulled off a trifecta of ratings hits.
Elsewhere, 'Thursday Night Football' grabbed 4.5 adults 18-49 rating with 12.5 million viewers for CBS, 'Bones' (1.6, 6.2M) returned even with last year's season finale on FOX, 'The Biggest Loser' (1.3, 4.5M) and the premiere of 'Parenthood' (1.4, 4.3M) continued to struggle on NBC, and The CW was full of reruns. Peep the primetime ratings for Thursday, September 25th beneath: