|Jack Falahee stars as Connor Walsh.|
In fact, with How to Get Away with Murder and Black-ish, ABC has now delivered the season’s Top 2 new TV shows in Adults 18-49, qualifying as the two highest rated debuts on any net since ABC’s Resurrection opened in March – since 3/9/14. overall.
In viewers and young adults, ABC marked its strongest Thursday night in 5 years – since 9/24/09.
Despite its earlier slot and facing Thursday Night Football, Grey's was up from its May finale in viewers and young adults (8.9 million and 2.6/8 on 5/15/14) and also topped its year-ago 2-hour season opener in Total Viewers (9.3 million on 9/26/13). In fact, Grey's earned its most-watched telecast overall in 2 years – since 10/4/12.
Despite shifting back an hour into its new 9 p.m. slot, Scandal scored series highs in Total Viewers (11.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.8/11), building over the year-ago premiere by 13% and 6%, respectively.
Building on its Scandal lead-in in Total Viewers (+18%) and holding 100% in Adults 18-49 at 10 p.m., How to Get Away with Murder (14.0 million and 3.8/11) opened as TV's most-watched 10 p.m. drama debut in 2 years and tied and the highest among Adults 18-49 (matching last year’s Blacklist debut) in 2 years – since 9/25/12 and 9/17/12, respectively.
Watch the sexy How to Get Away with Murder scene viewers were talking about last night featuring Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh.