TV Ratings: ‘The Orville’ Premieres Solid for Fox, ‘Sunday Night Football’ Returns Up

Variety | 9/12/2017 | Joe Otterson
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Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox sci-fi series “The Orville” enjoyed a strong debut in the ratings on Sunday night, according to Nielsen data.

As it currently stands, “The Orville” averaged a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.3 million total viewers, airing at 8 p.m. That means it is currently the second-biggest broadcast drama premiere in the key demo since NBC’s “This Is Us” last September (2.8), excluding Super Bowl lead-ins. In addition, the show was the most social scripted program on broadcast Sunday based on total Twitter interactions.

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The ratings for Sunday night were delayed due to Hurricane Irma forcing the evacuation of Nielsen’s headquarters near Tampa. “The Orville” aired immediately after Fox’s Sunday afternoon NFL football game and “The OT” and was preempted in some markets due to local Irma coverage, meaning that Sunday’s ratings could be...
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