NBC's new reality show, Grease:You're The One That I Want, premiered to solid numbers last night, earning a 4.3 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 11.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The show follows an American Idol-style elimination contest in which hopeful contestants vie for the lead in a new Broadway production of the beloved musical.
Returning reality show The Apprentice was moderately "fired" up, with a 5 percent bump over last season's premiere, to a 4.1/10 in 18-49s and 9.1 million viewers overall. The new season features Donald Trump loosening his tie and conducting affairs in Los Angeles.
At 8 p.m., Fox had a combined 5.4 for 10 minutes of football overrun and The Simpsons and Family Guy. ABC scored a 5.1 for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and NBC took a 4.3 for the first hour of Grease. CBS scored a 2.5 for a rerun of Cold Case, and the CW scored a 0.9 for a repeat of Beauty & the Geek.
At 9 p.m., ABC earned a 7.3 for Desperate Housewives, and Fox scored a 4.6 average for two back-to-back Family Guy repeats. NBC earned a combined 4.0 for the last 30 minutes of Grease and the first 30 minutes of Apprentice. CBS snagged a 3.5 for Cold Case, and CW earned a 0.8 for a second repeat of Beauty & the Geek.
At 10 p.m., ABC earned a 4.6 for Brothers and Sisters, while NBC took a 4.3 for the last hour of Apprentice. CBS earned a 3.7 for Without a Trace.
Overall, Fox scored a 7.0 rating/16 share in 18-49s, with 16.2 million total average viewers; ABC, 4.8/11, 13.1 million; NBC, 3.8/9, 10.3 million; CBS, 2.9/7, 12.5 million; and CW, 0.9/2, 2.3 million.