8 New Fall TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers, From 'NCIS: Hawai'i' to 'The Big Leap' (Photos)

”The Wonder Years“ reboot just makes our Top 5


Fall is the big time for broadcast, when NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox traditionally premiere their most promising new dramas and comedies in hopes of kicking off the Nielsen season strong. Though there are certainly setbacks with shows debuting in the time of COVID-19, the Big 4 are still managing to roll out several fresh series over the next few months. Click through our gallery to see how Fall 2021’s new series — so far — have ranked by premiere viewership.

Rank: 1    •   Show: “NCIS: Hawai’i”    •   Net: CBS    •   Total Viewers: 6.582 million   •   When your show starts with “NCIS,” the (older) viewers will come.

Rank: 2    •   Show: “FBI: International”    •   Net: CBS   •   Total Viewers: 6.427 million   •   See “NCIS.”

Rank: 3    •   Show: “La Brea”    •   Net: NBC   •   Total Viewers: 4.779 million   •   No sinkhole here.

Rank: 4    •   Show: “Ordinary Joe”    •   Net: NBC   •   Total Viewers: 3.852 million   •   Not extraordinary, but a hair beyond ordinary.

Rank: 5    •   Show: “The Wonder Years”    •   Net: ABC  •   Total Viewers: 3.230 million   •   Hey, it was the highest-rated of the newbies among adults 18-49.  

Rank: 6    •   Show: “Alter Ego”    •   Net: Fox   •   Total Viewers: 2.933 million   •   “Masked Singer’s” alter-ego does well — just not AS well.  

Rank: 7    •   Show: “Our Kind of People”     •   Net: Fox  •   Total Viewers: 1.646 million   •   Sadly, this is Fox’s kind of viewership number.  

Rank: 8    •   Show: “The Big Leap”   •   Net: Fox   •   Total Viewers: 1.474 million   •   Big leap, small audience.

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