"How to Get Away With Murder," the new legal thriller starring
The series, created and executive-produced by Peter Nowalk and also executive-produced by Rhimes, scored a rating of 3.8 among key 18-to-49-year-old viewers. In that demographic, a ratings point equals about 1.3 million people. That number was the same as for the 9 p.m. series
Rhimes' other Thursday night shows posted big numbers as well.
"Scandal," now in its fourth season and a new time slot, drew its biggest audience ever (11.9 million) and its best 18-49 rating, up 6% from last year's season opener of the
With the back-to-back-to-back dramas, ABC marked its strongest Thursday night in five years.
Reliable ratings for sports telecasts won't be available until later Friday, but CBS'
Elsewhere, Fox had the season premiere of