Ratings watch: ‘The Tomorrow People’ finale steady; ’24: Live Another Day’ has good start

With us nearing the end of the standard TV season, it’s time to start really seeing which shows are ones worthy of survival … and while are getting set to rent out space in the TV graveyard.

“The Tomorrow People” – This entry into the CW family may be going on a permanent vacation soon. Its 0.4 rating for the finale is better than the likely-canceled “Star-Crossed”(0.3), but given that “The 100” (which performs slightly better), “The Carrie Diaries” (which has a small order a season), and “Hart of Dixie” (which is near syndication) are what it is competing against, we don’t have a good feeling about this. Remember also that The CW is almost surely bringing on “The Flash” and “iZombie” to series, and they also have “Supernatural: Bloodlines” and other projects to consider.

“24: Live Another Day” – We’re talking here more about a new show, but the ratings are still worth looking at. A 2.5 rating for the premiere may be lower than some expectations, but we figure that Fox is probably happy with this. It is a full ratings point ahead of what “Bones” and “The Following” have been getting as of late, and there may be more DVR viewers that come in thanks to the competition.

Should Fox have waited until Memorial Day to air this? We feel like the answer there is “Yes.” We know that they wanted to get some good numbers in there to make their May sweeps totals look a little bit more attractive, but this show would have done better if it wasn’t airing directly against “The Voice” or “Dancing with the Stars.” By the way, the ballroom competition sank to a 1.8 now that it had this new competition.

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