The TV Ratings for Monday, January 26th are in. In general, things stayed steady in the ratings from last week, but weather alert pre-emptions in the Northeast make these numbers subject to change. For now, here are some highlights:
- A new episode of Fox’s Gotham at 8 p.m. was down a tenth from last week (2.1 in the 18-49 demo, pulling 6.06 million viewers), but that doesn’t mean much. Anything over a 2 makes the networks happy. (You can read Dave’s episode recap here).
- At 9 p.m., Fox series Sleepy Hollow pulled a sleepy 1.4, with 4.31 million viewers. It’s a small uptick from last week, but it still may not be enough to save the show, which is currently on the bubble.
- Also at 9 p.m., the CW’s critically-lauded Jane the Virgin brought in a 0.6 with 1.6 million viewers — a tenth up from last week. Its 8 p.m. lead-in, The Originals, also ticked up a tenth, bringing in 0.7 and 1.7 million viewers.
- This season of ABC’s The Bachelor continues to deliver steady ratings (2.2 18-49 rating, 7.9 million viewers) from 8-10 p.m., probably because it has one of the most entertaining cast of women in its harem that I’ve seen in years. “Wrong reasons” make for good television.
- For cable, HGTV sent out a press release today saying the network has reached a new high mark when it comes to primetime viewers. The week of January 19th is apparently the highest-rated week HGTV has ever had. Maybe because of all of that new year, DIY spirit?