Networks and producers of shows rely heavily on good premieres to set the tone for the season. Blue Bloods is no different. They had a decent premiere night for Season 12. However, the three-day gains from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 should have everyone involved feeling good.
Things got off to a decent start when the show made its Season 12 debut. On CBS, Blue Bloods was able to add more total viewers in the three-day period than any other show. They had a 52% increase in views over that time period and outpaced fellow CBS show NCIS. 3.27 million additional viewers caught the season premiere during that time.
Overall, the shows that won in that three-day slot were Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, NCIS, 60 Minutes, and Chicago Fire. There were a number of NBC shows that filed in behind on the list. That 52% increase outpaced so many shows including Chicago Fire which had a slightly disappointing 31% increase.
With the season premiere bringing a lot of drama and tension, fans are excited to catch the next episode. The season has a lot of storylines beginning already. Those are all likely to collide at some point in the future.
‘Blue Bloods’ Season Premiere Sets the Stage
As far as season premieres go, this one set up quite an arc for the upcoming weeks. There are about three main stories going on at the moment. We have what’s going on with Danny Reagan, which is a bit supernatural. He turned to a fortune teller in order to try and break through a case. Now, he has a bit of a new lease on life.
Meanwhile, Eddie and Jamie are not doing well it seems. Eddie is going off somewhere in the middle of the night and Jamie has started to notice. It is not clear what is going on, and it could be something innocent. However, it is clear that whatever it is will come to a head in the near future.
In the district attorney’s office, there is going to be a lot of noise at some point in the future. Erin appears to have dug where she might regret digging. Kimberly reveals that she was a witness to an unsolved murder in her younger days. By the time Erin is done, a close friend of Kimberly’s is put under arrest. Since there is no statute of limitations on murder, the case could implicate the district attorney herself.
Finally, the mayor’s office and NYPD are at odds once again. The city is in a PR nightmare due to recent violence. However, it is clear the mayor is in it for political points and not willing to admit the issues at hand. Frank Reagan is trying his hardest to stand by his officers.