Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Falls to Another Series Low While THE FLASH Dips

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 21st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was down three tenths from last week’s episode, scoring a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.38 million viewers.  No matter, that’s still a strong performance for The CW, and the network has already ordered a full season.  Supernatural, meanwhile, dipped a tenth to a 0.9 rating and scored 2.10 million viewers.
  • The ratings fall of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) continues as it was down two tenths from last week to a series low 1.5 rating and scored 4.29 million viewers.  Can the promise of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer next week turn things around?  Elsewhere on the network, Selfie ticked up to a 1.1 rating and scored 3.81 million viewers, Manhattan Love Story was down two tenths to a 0.7 rating and 2.65 million viewers, and Forever ticked up a tenth to a 1.2 rating and scored 4.8 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Tuesday, including Person of Interest and Marry Me.

Monday TV Ratings: GOTHAM and THE BLACKLIST Slide; SLEEPY HOLLOW Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Monday, October 20th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist dropped a considerable four tenths from last week, earning a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 9.37 million viewers.
  • Fox’s silly yet enjoyable Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) was also down, garnering a 2.2 rating and 5.99 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from last week.  Sleepy Hollow ticked up to a 1.8 rating and scored 5 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down a tenth to a 4.4 rating and 15.65 million viewers, while the second season premiere of The Millers earned a 2.2 rating and scored 9.13 million viewers.  That’s down a tenth from last year’s season finale, but the comedy lost half of its lead-in audience from TBBT.  The new drama Scorpion was even with last week’s 2.4 rating and scored 10.52 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles was up a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 8.65 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle dipped three tenths to a 1.6 rating and 9.29 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Originals matched last week’s 0.7 rating and scored 1.54 million viewers, and Jane the Virgin was up a tenth to a 0.7 rating and 1.75 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: GRACEPOINT, SCANDAL, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Dip; VAMPIRE DIARIES Rises

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 16th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was even with last week’s 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 8.45 million viewers, while the network’s other two dramas were both down.  Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) dipped 3% to a 2.9 rating and scored 9.84 million viewers, while a terrific episode of How to Get Away With Murder dropped 13% from last week to a 2.7 rating and 9.67 million viewers.
  • On Fox, Bones matched last week’s 1.6 rating and scored 6.41 million viewers, while Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) continues to falter, dropping 11% to a 0.8 rating and 3.82 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Bad Judge dipped a tenth from last week to a 1.2 rating and 4.69 million viewers, A to Z matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 3.36 million viewers, and Parenthood was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 4.14 million viewers.
  • Over at The CW, The Vampire Diaries was up 13% to a 0.8 rating and scored 1.96 million viewers, while Reign rose 25% to a 0.5 rating and 1.36 million viewers.

Tuesday TV Ratings: MARRY ME Starts Strong; THE FLASH and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Dip

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 14th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC aired one of the best new comedies of the season, Marry Me, which premiered to a strong 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.76 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, About a Boy premiered to a 1.8 rating and 6.16 million viewers, and Chicago Fire was down 5% to a 2.0 rating and 7.18 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) continued its streak of hitting new lows, as last night’s episode fell 6% to a series low 1.6 rating and scored 4.62 million viewers.  Selfie was down 17% to a 1.0 rating and 3.52 million viewers, Manhattan Love Story matched alst week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.96 million viewers, and Forever fell 15% to a 1.1 rating and 4.68 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) dipped 16% from last week’s premiere to a 1.6 rating and 4.12 million viewers, which is still solid for the network.  Supernatural was down 9% to a 1.0 rating and 2.2 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl (which was actually really good last night) dropped 14% to a 1.2 rating and 2.26 million viewers while The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 2.21 million viewers.
  • CBS’ NCIS was down 4% to a 2.5 rating and 17.09 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans was down 4% to a 2.2 rating and 15.9 million viewers, and Person of Interest fell to a series low 1.5 rating and 9.73 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Rises; GOTHAM and SCORPION Dip

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TV ratings are on for Monday, October 13th, though The CW’s preliminary numbers were affected by football overrun and thus not usable.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist was up 8% from last week’s 2.6 rating, hitting a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 9.83 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, an Arkham Asylum-infused episode of Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) notched a 2.4 rating and scored 6.24 million viewers, which is down 4% from last week’s 2.5 rating.  Sleepy Hollow was even with a 1.7 rating and 4.84 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Big Bang Theory was up 2% with a 4.6 rating and 15.63 million viewers, though the numbers may be slightly inflated due to a preemption in San Francisco.  Scorpion was down 4% to a 2.4 rating and 11.47 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles matched last week’s series low 1.6 rating and scored 9.09 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and scored 9.30 million viewers.

THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Premiere Shatters Ratings Records with 17.3 Million Viewers

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In case it wasn’t already abundantly clear from the fact that it got a Season 6 renewal before its current season even started, The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere ratings prove that the AMC drama series isn’t going anywhere soon.  Last night’s episode (read Dave’s recap here) drew a series high 17.3 million viewers, besting its previous record of 16.1 million viewers for the Season 4 premiere by over 1 million viewers.  Moreover, in the all-important 18-49 demo, the episode notched an 8.8 rating.  By comparison, that’s nearly double the highest rating for any entertainment programming last week, as The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.5 rating in the demo on CBS.

Even if you’re not a fan of The Walking Dead (and I’m really not), you have to admit that these numbers are insane.  In an age where more and more people are consuming television from a variety of different platforms on a delayed schedule, the fact that a basic cable show can pull in these kinds of numbers is staggering.  Watch a sneak peek for next week’s episode after the jump.

Sunday TV Ratings: ONCE UPON A TIME Slips; BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and MULANEY Tick Up

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TV ratings are in for Sunday, October 12th, though as per usual CBS’ preliminary numbers aren’t useful due to NFL overrun.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Frozen-infused season of Once Upon a Time continues to do fairly well, but this week’s episode slipped 21% to a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.73 million viewers.  Resurrection fell 30% to a series low 1.4 rating and scored 5.47 million viewers, while Revenge tied its series low with a 1.2 rating and 4.59 million viewers for a drop of 14%.
  • Over on Fox, things are looking up after last week’s dire performanceThe Simpsons was up 65% versus last week with a 3.3 rating and 7.34 million viewers.  Brooklyn Nine-Nine rose 31% to a 2.1 rating and 4.52 million viewers, and new comedy Mulaney (it’s really not that bad!) was up 10% to a 1.2 rating in the demo and 2.19 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Tops the Demo; GRACEPOINT, VAMPIRE DIARIES, and A TO Z Slip

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 9th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fresh off a full-season pickup, ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder was the highest rated scripted program of the night with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.71 million viewers, which is down two tenths from last week.  Judging from its record-breaking DVR performance, expect that number to go up even further in the Live+3 ratings.  Elsewhere on the network, Grey’s Anatomy dipped two tenths to a 2.4 rating and 8.41 million viewers and Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) slipped four tenths to a 3.0 rating and 9.5 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) was down three tenths in week two to a 0.98 rating and 3.91 million viewers, while Bones was even with last week’s 1.5 rating and scored 6.28 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Bad Judge matched last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 5.2 million viewers, A to Z dropped two tenths to a 1.0 rating and 3.64 million viewers, and Parenthood was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 4.26 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries garnered a 0.7 rating and scored 1.65 million viewers, which is down two tenths from last week.  Reign was even with a 0.4 rating and 1.12 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Premieres Up; STALKER and CRIMINAL MINDS Drop

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TV ratings for Wednesday, October 8th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The third season premiere of The CW’s Arrow hit a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.79 million viewers, which is up slightly from last year’s season premiere rating of 0.9.  Read Dave’s recap here.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and scored 7.35 million viewers, The Goldbergs dropped a tenth to a 2.2 rating and 6.97 million viewers, Modern Family was down three tenths to a 3.4 rating and 10.07 million viewers, black-ish ticked up two tenths to a 2.8 rating and 7.95 million viewers, and Nashville was down a tenth to a 1.6 rating and 5.48 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds was down four tenths with a 2.3 rating and 10.49 million viewers, while new series Stalker dropped three tenths to a 1.7 rating and 8.13 million viewers.
  • NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura fell two tenths to a 1.3 rating and 8.5 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dipped a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 7.6 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. was even with last week’s 1.5 rating and scored 6.7 million viewers.
  • Finally, Fox’s Red Band Society fell again to a 0.9 rating and 2.89 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.1 rating.

TV Ratings: THE FLASH Debuts Strong; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops to Another Series Low

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 7th are in, bringing both good and bad news for superhero fans.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s series debut of its Arrow spinoff The Flash got off to a very good start, hitting a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 4.5 million viewers.  The performance marked The CW’s most-watched and highest-rated series debut since The Vampire Diaries premiered in 2009.  It also helps that the show is apparently quite good, as our own Dave Trumbore can attest in his full recap.
  • On the flipside, ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to struggle as it fell to yet another series low last night, earning a 1.6 rating and scoring 4.39 million viewers.  That’s down two tenths from last week.  Read Evan Valentine’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report, including New Girl, Person of Interest, Selfie, Supernatural, and more.

Monday TV Ratings: GOTHAM and BIG BANG THEORY Slide; THE BLACKLIST Dips

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TV ratings for Monday, October 6th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The mostly solid third episode of Fox’s Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) was down three tenths from last week with a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.28 million viewers.  Sleepy Hollow, meanwhile, was even with last week’s low 1.7 rating and garnered 4.46 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory continued to dominate the night but was down four tenths from last week with a 4.4 rating and 15.54 million viewers.  Scorpion (read Dave’s recap here) slid six tenths to a 2.5 rating and 11.82 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles dropped three tenths to a series low 1.6 rating and 8.6 million viewers.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist dipped slightly with a 2.7 rating and 10.05 million viewers, which is down one tenth from last week.
  • ABC’s Castle hit a 1.9 rating and 9.65 million viewers for a drop of three tenths, and The CW’s season two premiere of The Originals earned a 0.7 rating and 1.35 million viewers, which is down three tenths from last year’s series premiere.

Sunday TV Ratings: Fox Comedies Falter; ONCE UPON A TIME Holds Strong

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TV ratings for Sunday, October 5th are in, though CBS’ preliminary numbers are again useless due to football overrun.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Following last week’s impressive ratings for the big Family Guy/The Simpsons, Fox’s Sunday night comedies were all way down.  The series premiere of Mulaney—which I seemed to enjoy more than most—debuted to a low 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.34 million viewers.  That’s not great, but in comparison to Fox’s other shows it isn’t exactly a death sentence just yet.  Bob’s Burgers premiered to a 1.4 rating and 3.16 million viewers, down from last season’s 2.2 rating, while Family Guy dropped huge from last week’s 4.5 rating to a 1.9 rating and 3.68 million viewers.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, The Simpsons was down from a 3.9 rating to a 2.0 rating and 4.32 million viewers, and the excellent Brooklyn Nine-Nine dropped a full ratings point from last week’s 2.6 to a 1.6 rating and 3.31 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, however, Once Upon a Time showed a strong hold from its premiere, dropping just six tenths to a 3.1 rating and 8.6 million viewers.  Resurrection dropped seven tenths to a 1.8 rating and 6.15 million viewers and Revenge dipped two tenths to a 1.3 rating and 4.89 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: SCANDAL Tops the Night While HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Dips Slightly; GRACEPOINT Premieres Low

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 2nd have arrived.  Briefly:

  • ABC’s Scandal topped the night in the 18-49 demo for scripted programming with a 3.3 rating and 10.41 million viewers, down 15% from last week’s series high.  Read Allison’s recap here.  The delicious new drama How to Get Away with Murder did slightly less in the demo, but scored more overall viewers with a 3.2 rating and 11.76 million viewers.  That’s down 18% from last week’s series premiere, but still very strong.  Grey’s Anatomy, meanwhile, dropped 16% to a series low 2.6 rating and 9.07 million viewers.
  • Fox’s limited event series Gracepoint (a remake of the excellent BBC series Broadchurch) debuted quite low with a 1.2 rating and 4.83 million viewers.  Read Allison’s recap here.  Additionally, Bones was down 6% from last week with a 1.5 rating and 6.3 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, the series premiere of Bad Judge garnered a fairly low 1.3 rating and 5.86 million viewers, while the series premiere of A to Z didn’t fare much better with a 1.2 rating and 4.81 million viewers.  Parenthood earned a series low 1.3 rating and 4.36 million viewers.
  • The CW’s season premiere of The Vampire Diaries was down 25% from last year with a 0.9 rating and 1.78 million viewers, while Reign’s premiere was down 50% for a 0.4 rating and 1.05 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: STALKER Premieres So-So; MODERN FAMILY and BLACK-ISH Dip

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TV ratings for Wednesday, October 1st have arrived.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The latest semi-misogynistic murder series from CBS, Stalker, debuted to a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.07 million viewers, which is about even with its time slot predecessor CSI’s numbers from last fall.  The season premiere of Criminal Minds was down 4% from last year with a 2.7 rating and 11.54 million viewers
  • Over on ABC, Modern Family was down 10% from last week to a 3.5 rating and 10 million viewers, while new comedy black-ish fell 24% from last week’s series premiere to a 2.5 rating and 7.96 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, The Middle was down 14% to a 1.9 rating and 7.05 million viewers, The Goldbergs dipped 4% to a 2.2 rating and 6.67 million viewers, and Nashville closed out the night even with its premiere’s 1.5 rating and scoring 5.15 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, The Mysteries of Laura dropped 7% to a 1.4 rating and 8.89 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU was down 18% to a 1.8 rating and 7.81 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. hit a 1.6 rating and 6.68 million viewers for a drop of 16%.
  • Fox’s Red Band Society matched last week’s 1.1 rating and scored 3.33 million viewers, and is looking like it could be this year’s first cancellation.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Falls to Series Low; SELFIE Falters in Debut

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TV ratings for Tuesday, September 30th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is not doing great.  The second episode of the show’s second season (read Evan’s recap here) garnered a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.54 million viewers, notching a series low for the Marvel show.  On the bright side, there’s always the possibility that it could receive a jolt in viewership after its midseason break following the debut of Agent Carter, but there’s no guarantee that show will be a hit either.
  • Elsewhere on ABC, the series premiere of the awfully-titled Selfie scored a 1.4 rating in the demo and 4.89 million viewers.  Despite the cringe-worthy premise, our own Allison Keene thought the pilot episode was saved by its solid cast.  Those debut numbers on down considerably from the 3.0 rating that The Goldbergs nabbed in its post-S.H.I.E.L.D. series premiere last year.
  • The other ABC shows of the night were Manhattan Love Story with a 1.3 rating and 4.28 million viewers and Forever with a 1.3 rating and 5.6 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report, including New Girl, Person of Interest, and more.

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