The five-time Emmy award-winning show's season six premiere won the night Wednesday with a rating of 3.7 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to Nielsen.
It notched almost 11 million viewers in its 9 p.m. timeslot. Though down 10% from last season's fall premiere, which earned a rating of 4.1 in the key demo, it drew in its largest audience in nearly a year.
The lead-in helped ABC's new series "black-ish" take the No. 2 spot. The show earned a rating of 3.3 in the key demo.
ABC earned a rating of 2.4 and averaged 7.8 million viewers.
With a rating of 2.6,
Also on the network,
Meanwhile, NBC won the night with 9.4 million viewers.
The regular time slot debut of "The Mysteries of Laura" earned a rating of 1.5 in the key demo. It fell 25% from last week's preview and averaged 9.8 million viewers.
Also on the network, the 15th season premiere of
Fox's "Red Band Society" earned a rating of 1.0 in the key demo, a slight decrease from last week. The show drew 3.4 million viewers and earned a rating of 1.0 in the key demo. The network also aired "