The TV ratings for Monday, February 9th are in. Here are some of the highlights:
- After breakthrough Sunday numbers for the premiere of AMC’s Better Call Saul, the series settled into its regular Monday slot with a strong showing of 2.1 million viewers in the key 18-49 demo (and 3.4 million overall). Here’s my recap of that visually arresting second episode, “Mijo.”
- For AMC, those numbers meant a 629% jump in key demo viewership. And while Saul pulled a 1.6 rating, as opposed to Sunday’s 3.4, it still tied some broadcast numbers for Monday like NCIS: LA and Castle, which is certainly significant. Next week, AMC will release the Live+three data on Saul, which will be interesting (particularly to see how the Sunday vs Monday numbers really compare).
- Back to broadcast: Fox’s Gotham dipped to another series low at 1.8 (5.64 million viewers), down a tenth at 8 p.m., while Sleepy Hollow dropped two tenths to 1.2 at 9 p.m. (3.88 million viewers). (You can read Dave’s Gotham recap here).
- ABC’s The Bachelor — which I’m telling you, is the nuttiest season in a long time and it’s great — was up again to 2.7 and 8.63 million viewers.
- On the CW, The Originals ticked down two tenths to a series low (0.5, 1.21 million) at 8 p.m., while Jane the Virgin at 9 p.m. (0.6, 1.36) ticked up a tenth from last week.
- CBS won the night with Scorpion at 9 p.m., which snagged a 2.2 and 11.49 million viewers, also showing how quiet Mondays are now that The Blacklist moved to Thursdays.