On Sunday, Star Trek: Discovery had its debut on CBS and pulled a 1.9 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 9.6 million total viewers (up from the 1.6 rating / 8.8 million total viewers reported in the preliminaries). That’s a good start for a show in the current Peak TV environment, and the numbers might have been a bit higher if not for the fifteen minute overrun of 60 Minutes. More importantly, CBS reported a record number of sign ups for its All Access streaming service where the show moves to now that it has had its broadcast premiere. So all indications at this point are that the show is off to a good start despite much grumbling from fans in the lead-up to its premiere.
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Prior Week Posts:
September 19th: The Orville Slows Down, Stitchers is Cancelled, Fear the Walking Dead Continues to Slip, and More
September 13th: The Orville Has Decent Launch, Class Is Cancelled
September 6th: Fans Campaign to Save Dark Matter and Zoo
August 29th: Game Of Thrones Sets Another Record With S7 Finale, Midnight Texas Drops in the Scorecard, and More