The Thursday ratings are in, and there is definitely a mix of good news and bad when you look at a number of different shows. Unfortunately, the lowlights in this instance are going to overshadow the highlights.
It feels like the goose may now be cooked for The Blacklist: Redemption, given that it posted its lowest rating yet last night in a 0.6 in the 18-49 demographic. It’s ironic given that this episode was easily the best of its season, and if it were to continue down this road, it probably would be one of the better shows on NBC. Unfortunately, it took a little too long in its eight-episode season to get there, and as if that wasn’t enough, it also failed to attract any viewers beyond some fans of the original Blacklist series.
Meanwhile, over on The CW we saw Supernatural (0.5) and Riverdale (0.3) fall to their lowest numbers of the season. While neither one of them is getting canceled this season, we do still want to see better numbers for both. With Supernatural, it can still celebrate that this is the highest-rated show on the network that is not a part of the DC Comics universe. Riverdale is a show that will probably get better ratings in time as more and more people start to discover it – it really is a fun show.
As for some of the slightly-better news, the second episode of The Amazing Race 29 managed to post the same exact rating as the week before in a 0.9. While that’s not a number to boast about, it did win the timeslot by a good margin and it kept a good three-quarters of its lead-in following Life in Pieces. It’s a better performance than Training Day had, and it costs a heck of a lot less to produce. These are both signs that we could see The Amazing Race continue a while longer.
Meanwhile, Chicago Med recovered slightly from its worst outing ever in posting a 1.0. We do think it’ll be back, but it and Chicago Justice do need to take a page from Walter White in that they need to tread lightly.
In the end, we’ll get a better sense of what awaits many of these bubble shows come May. For now, what did you watch on Thursday night? Be sure to share in the comments! Also, head over here to get a sense as to what’s ahead on Riverdale next week. (Photo: The CW.)