ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" stomped all over everything in the opening hour of primetime, drawing 15.6 million viewers and 3.5 rating/10 share in adults 18-49.
Peacock's remake of the '80s talking-car skein brought in 7.3 million viewers and 2.4 rating/7 share in adults 18-49. "Old Christine" (6.7 mil, 2.1/6) and "Gary Unmarried" (6.8 mil, 2.3/6) came in even lower.
President Bush didn't help things with his dour 15-minute address at 9 p.m. EST, pushing back the start times of the rest of the night. CBS' fortunes picked up with solid showings from the season openers of "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY" (reliable numbers for those shows won't be available until later today because of the delay).
Overall, CBS won the night in viewers and 18-49 by a solid margin, with ABC running second, even though the Alphabet didn't do much business with its two-hour David Blaine spesh.