Fast National ratings for Thursday, September 25, 2014.
ABC's Shonda Rhimes Thursday got off to a terrific start in its first week, edging out CBS' Thursday Night Football overall and putting up strong key demo numbers as well.
The biggest success for ABC was the tremendous launch for "How To Get Away With Murder," which comfortably outdrew its "Scandal" lead-in and tied with the Kerry Washington smash in the key demo. But even "Grey's Anatomy" seemed rejuvenated in its new time period.
CBS' coverage of the Thursday Night Football game between the Giants and Washington still led the night among young viewers, of course, and although ABC had a slim overall win, football tends to tick up in Finals, so there's a good chance CBS will come out on top overall as well when Live+Same Day analysis takes place.
Meanwhile, "Parenthood" and "Bones" did standard numbers in their latest premieres, while getting upstaged by ABC and CBS.
On to the numbers...